10 days in Japan - 10/29/2022 to 11/7/2022










Day 8-Hiroshima




Day 3- Day trip to Yokohama -10/31/22

Yokohama is the second-largest city in Japan with a population of over 3 millions people.  Located on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo and about a 30 minutes train ride from Shinjuku station.   Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama's port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan's major cities. Today Yokohama is the largest port city and high tech industrial hub in the Greater Tokyo Area and the Kantō region.

From Yokohama station it is a short walk to the Global Nissan Headquarters.


We are in the Minato Mirai 21 district which was initially developed in 1980, and was designed as a large master-planned development and new urban center planned to connect Yokohama's traditionally important areas and commercial centers of Kannai and the Yokohama station area.



Nissan headquarters is located next to the Katabira River.


Gorgeous view of the city with the Katabira River running through.


Modern bronze statue entitle 'Grow" (2012) by Ram Katzir (Dutch-Israeli sculptor) in front of the Yokohama Mitsui Building.

The statue is a symbol of hope for a city that was hit by earthquake.


It was a gorgeous day to visit Yokohama. 


The glass bridge that allows people to cross from one side to the other side of the  Katabira river is called Hamamirai walk.  It is only for pedestrians.


Here you can see the Hamamirai walkway leading to the Nissan Headquarters.


We are now at the Nissan headquarters.


Nissan was established in Yokohama in 1933, and beside creating some of the best racecars it became the world's largest electric vehicle manufacturer until Tesla knocked them off the 1st place in 2021.

Nissan is known for their electric city cars, with the Nissan Leaf being their top selling vehicle.


The show room is gigantic with floor to ceiling glass windows over looking the city.


The view is amazing inside the show room.



Deconstructed e-power engine for viewing.



Hoa trying a car.


The car is actually very roomy inside.


The GT-R Sport car, Nissan upscale car.



The engine of the GT-R sport car.




The show room is ultra modern and very sleek.




Nissan Terrano circa 1990 known as Pathfinder in the U.S.  Hoa used to love this truck.

Cars for both city and off-road driving were simultaneously born in mid 1980 when people started driving pickup trucks and 4WD cars for recreation.  Nissan Terrano rolled out in 1986 and was one of the cutting edge SUV's.



This is another vintage car on display.




We are now leaving the show room.



We are now back to the walkway along the shore of the Katabira River


Bay Quarter is a ship-themed shopping mall on the waterfront facing Yokohama bay.


We are now headed to the Landmark tower.  Nice Westin hotel along the way.


NEXT.... Landmark tower and Lunch





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