Western Style District in Yokohama

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Around Yokohama (Kanagawa Pref.), Japan

A port city, Yokohama has one of the largest China town in Japan. But that’s not the only multicultural aspect of the city.

There is a district called Yamate that preserves western style houses. I know foreign tourists won’t be really interested in this info. (because you want something really Japanese when you visit Japan!) but let me introduce it… because I visited one of them and photographed inside lol.

When the port was opened more than 150 years ago, Yamate was designated as a residential area for foreigners. Many westerners settled then and today, seven of the old houses are preserved as a cultural heritage.

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One of the bathrooms of the Berrick Hall

I loved the blue tiles… This is one part of the house of an English trader, B.R.Berrick.

Another photo from his house…

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The block checked floor… how modern although it was built in 1930.

The entrance is free to public.

 

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The image above was captured from Osanbashi Pier, accessible on foot from Yamate. I saw Mt. Fuji in between the buildings but could not capture well in this one. The tallest bldg. is Landmark Tower. Yokohama is such a fun city to walk around…

I especially like the broad view of the sky you have.

You cannot really enjoy that in Tokyo… because there are so much tall buildings are squeezed in such a small land.

©︎ 2016 COLORFUL

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A photo&travel lover, based in Tokyo. Work as media relations coordinator full-time. Loves to capture a broad landscape of town or nature and a scenery with something old and classic. Started using a film SLR from winter 2016.

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