Although 3 or 4 food truck vendors are available just inside the main entrance of Satoyama Garden (Yokohama, Japan), if you want to enjoy some homemade cooking in the shade of trees on lush, green  grass, the park has you covered with a small picnic groun

Satoyama Garden Picnic Grounds

Eastern view of Odawara Castle rising 38.7 m (approx. 126.9 feet) high. Originally built in the mid-15th century, the current form was rebuilt in 1960 using modern earthquake-resistant materials.

Japanese Castle

Located nearly due east of Odawara Castle (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan), this photo shows a moat and stone wall (left), and turret or guard tower (right) near the Umademon Gate (馬出門, lit. horse exit gate) to the castle.

Wall, Moat, and Turret

Eastern view of Odawara Castle rising 38.7 m (approx. 126.9 feet) high. Originally built in the mid-15th century, the current form was rebuilt in 1960 using modern earthquake-resistant materials.

Odawara Castle

Exterior walls lining the moats at Odawara Castle follow an often-used construction found at many Japanese castles with a stone foundation and earthen upper portion topped of with clay roof tiles.

Labyrinth of Castle Walls at Odawara Castle

The Miyako Bridge Restaurant Quarter (都橋飲食店街 / Miyakobashi Inshokuten-Gai) dates back to the post-war era during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Most of the shops are small bars/pubs with standing room only.

Old Restaurant Quarter 

The Noge Tabemono Yokocho district (野毛たべもの横町) dates back to 1859 when sailors would disembark and visit the various narrow alleys for some drink and food after months of sailing the high seas.

Wistful Memories of Urban Alley 

Long exposure of the NYK Hikawa Maru--a retired ocean liner that is permanently berthed at Yamashita Park in the Port of Yokohama serving as a floating museum.

Nightscape Long Exposure of Retired Ocean Liner

The Yokohama Bay Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with a 860-meter/2,820-foot span that crosses Tokyo Bay allowing traffic to skip traffic congestion on the bayshore route for quicker access to Tokyo.

Long Exposure Nightscape of Long-Span Suspension Bridge

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