Yesterday we headed out to Yokohama. We walked around, shopped, ate and did all that. Let’s skip forward to the afternoon.

In the afternoon we went on our second Ferris wheel of the trip. The first one was in Odaiba a few days ago. This one was almost as large and was the smoothest Ferris wheel I’ve ever been on. For the record I’m not a fan of Ferris wheels. But my wife loves them and claims they are the best way to see a city so I usually give in.

Yokohama Ferris Wheel

Yokohama Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel was ¥800 a person. It took about 15 minutes and gives an excellent view of Yokohama. There’s an interactive iPad in Japanese and English that’ll talk about the different areas you can see from your car.

View from Yokohama Ferris Wheel

View from Yokohama Ferris Wheel

We were about to head back but decided to find a place we could get a drink. In Queen Park (or something like that) we found a cafe/restaurant that looked chill and served drinks.

When we entered a young worker came over and walked us to an iMac by the entrance. On it was a slideshow of the different seat options available. There were booths, normal tables with chairs and something resembling a large bed. We choose the bed.

He brought us through the restaurant that seemingly never ended to the giant bed section. There were large wooden eating trays spread out. He took us to the last one that was closest to the window. Out of the window from the 3rd story it overlooked the amusement park that had the Ferris wheel.

Our bed/table thing

Our bed/table thing

By this time of day, after 4:00PM, it was starting to get dark. The Ferris wheel was lit up. The lights danced as we ordered our drinks and desserts. I ordered a Kirin Stout and my wife ordered a Cassis Grapefruit. We also ordered a croissant with berries and ice cream and a chiffon cake.

It was a picturesque way to end a day in Yokohama. Sipping a stout with dessert overlooking a light show on a Ferris wheel I was on hours before.

Ending the day in style

Ending the day in style

– Josh