Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Price Off! Off! Off!

We made our way to Yokohama a second time these holidays.

Often Ishibashi has 10% off sales on it's used music gear, and this weekend I put on hold a very new Ibanez floral Jem. Before I was planning to buy it, I had to try it out, so that's why we went out to this part of town. I love Yokohama though. So it's not like I need an excuse to be here.

I found the shop that sold the Korean snacks that I got as my secret santa present at the Yokohama Christmas party. I don't know what these are called but they taste like heaven. Best way to describe it is sweet and spicy. I'd give the link to their website, but it brings up a malware warning, so maybe that's not such a good idea.

Before we went there we walked over to Minato Mirai, towards the red brick warehouse. Something that is really cool there is a temporary outdoor skating rink, Artrink. It'll be there until the 28th of February. Entry is 500 yen (adults), and 500 yen for skate hire. What a great idea! All I need to do is learn to skate.

We've walked along the Osanbashi pier area before, but I thought it was a restricted area leading onto the freeway. It's actually a port terminal for cruise ships! This time there were two cruise liners docked, so we had a closer look this time. From underneath it looks like an airport terminal, but you can walk along the roof which resembles waves. It was very cold and windy. I think this'd be a good place to come during the day.

We were thinking of walking to Yokohama's Chinatown, but it was getting late, so were headed back towards Yokohama station.

So what about that guitar? I got cold feet. (I heard my mother's voice). To be honest I like the original 80s floral design a whole lot better, AND there was another one on my mind too, so I hesistantly (after trying for a further discount) let it go. Saved yet again.

We had a Gyu Kaku dinner before heading back home.