06 October 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Where to Get Your Freak – ahem – Whoopee On in Japan

One of my favorite places in Japan is actually right here in lovely scenic Yokohama. Sure, the ramen museum is there, but  after you’ve had your ramen foreplay, what’s on tap? Well, you could take a trip over to Shin-Yokohama, for it just happens to be the best place in Yokohama to get your freak on […]

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04 July 2011 ~ 20 Comments

A Love hotel Supreme…in Yokohama!

A Love <em>hotel</em> Supreme…in Yokohama!
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One of my favorite places in Yokohama is not a temple or a restaurant, though there are many of note. My favorite area is actually in Shin-Yokohama. The ramen museum is there, but it’s not the ramen that draws me. You can find me on the basketball court there all summer as well, but that’s the […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama pt.2

In addition to the aforementioned attractions, Shin-Yokohama also has a respectably-sized Love Hotel district (nothing compared to Shibuya or Shinjuku, but a wider selection than many other areas) on the far side of the Yokohama line tracks. Once you cross beneath the train tracks you’ll find yourself in the midst of a number of love hotels. I […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama

Next stop on my photo tour of Yokohama is actually one of my favorites places in Yokohama: Shin-Yokohama. Shin Yokohama is a basically a city built around a Shinkansen station. No shinkansen, no Shin-Yokohama.  At least no shin-Yokohama as we know it now. Shin-Yokohama Station was opened on October 1, 1964 as part of the opening […]

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17 March 2009 ~ 7 Comments

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel – Part 2

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel – Part 2

Your room size and amenities will depend mostly on how much you’re willing to spend. I’m pretty utilitarian and frugal to boot so I usually go for the cheapest room, but on certain occasions I am apt to pamper myself and overindulge a little. And I had planned to do so on White Night, but because of […]

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15 March 2009 ~ 9 Comments

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel pt. 1

White Night at a Yokohama Love Hotel pt. 1

In Japan, Valentine’s day is for the boys.  The girls buy chocolate and what not and give it to the guys. The Japanese have a separate holiday for the return of these Valentines. Its called White Day. I don’t know why it’s called White Day…I’ve heard because chocolate companies were trying to market White Chocolate…I’ve […]

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