As frequent readers of the pandablog may know, I love roller coasters with a passion. I’ve been to most of the big ones in Japan, but for some reason hadn’t been to Cosmo World in Yokohama yet. So that’s where we went, followed by a delicious all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet in the neighboring Chinatown.
Cosmo World isn’t a huge park, and the rides are certainly tamer than some of the bigger parks, but in terms of setting and scenery, it can’t be beat. Located right on the waterfront, its ferris wheel forms part of Yokohama’s oft-photographed iconic horizon line. Not only that it’s also conveniently located next to the old red brick warehouses of Akarenga in the Minato Mirai area of the city, filled with lots of delicious restaurants, stores, entertainment, ships, the tallest building in Japan and other touristy things to see.
This part of Yokohama is fantastically photogenic (if we can use this adjective for inanimate objects) due to its aforementioned waterfront location, widely varied structures, interesting architecture and most of all, the fact that many of the buildings are white, which makes for amazing contrast against the blue, blue sky.
Speaking of those blue, blue skies which I love oh so very much, it was absolutely gorgeous that day. The clouds perfect, white, streaky and feathers, cumulous and puffy, floating and whispy. The sky was azure and cerulean, teals fading into whites and indigos blending with prussian and all the other shades of blue beauty in between.
Roller coasters, good friends, delicious food and beautiful skies. What more can you ask for on a birthday? More pics after the keep reading link below.
Okay that’s it for now. Thanks for reading! There will be a part II to this post, if I get around to it one of these days .
Now listening to: Mr. Hudson feat. Kanye West – Supernova (Calvin Harris Mix)