11 November 2009 ~ 7 Comments

The shops of Yokohama Station

Convo this morning



(Mostly in Japanese)

Me: (huffing and puffing appropriately) I’m so sorry I’m late!

Kumi: Are you ok? I was worried.

Me: I’m sorry. I was looking for a locker in Yokohama station for my suitcase.

Kumi: That’s right, you’re going away after work…

Me: It was very difficult. My bag is big and most of the lockers are small.

Kumi: Did you find one?

Me: Yes, after all, I found one next to that department store in Yokohama station.

Kumi: Takashimaya?

Me: No the one near the other exit…you know the west exit?

Kumi: You must mean More‘s?

Me: Not Moores…More’s is the one with the Starbucks on  the second floor, right?

Kumi: That’s right! But Cial has a Starbucks on the second floor, too…Do you mean near Cial?

Me: No, no, no, it’s closer to the other exit, maybe the East exit…I always confuse the East and West exits.

Kumi: Ohhhh! You mean Sogo…that’s the big one by the East…

Me: No not…

Kumi: Or Bay Quarters…

Me: Not Sogo, not Bay Quarters either…For both of them you have to leave the station, right? The one I’m talking about can be entered from inside the station

Kumi: Oh, I got it.  Is it near the Sotetsu line? It must be Joinus

Me: It’s not far from Joinus but it’s much closer to the JR line.

Kumi: Ah. Then it must be Lumine!

Me: Yes! That’s the one! Lumine. There is a locker room right next to Lumine

Kumi: Oh yeah I know it. They do have large lockers don’t they.

Me: Yes, but I had to search all over to find them so I’m late…sorry again.

Kumi: (looking pensive) That’s a lot of  shops for one train station

Me: How many are there?

Kumi: I don’t know…a lot.



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7 Responses to “The shops of Yokohama Station”

  1. poopypants 11 November 2009 at 5:31 pm Permalink

    cue porno music.

    • Locohama 11 November 2009 at 5:40 pm Permalink

      Someone call for a plumber?
      Bown bOwnnnnnn! LOL
      Thanks for the shout poopy-san

  2. billywest 11 November 2009 at 11:23 pm Permalink

    The Yokohama Station area is a shopper's paradise, but with the actual train line entrances centrally located between all the department stores, shopper traffic really screws with commuter traffic.

  3. WC 12 November 2009 at 5:25 am Permalink

    Wow. I'd have been seriously frustrated by the end of that exchange. Heh. WAY too many shops.

  4. Chris B 12 November 2009 at 6:24 am Permalink

    I found "Workaholic Hostess" off your blogroll and added it to mine. I like the read 🙂
    I hope my students do too 😉

  5. Mika 8 August 2012 at 11:47 am Permalink

    Lol I have had the same experience both trying to remember a particular store and it’s location at Yokohama station and trying to find a locker! Made me laugh.

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