Tuesday, 13 October 2009
It was another national holiday yesterday, which meant that Neil had the day off work - yippee! I have to say, the Japanese work very hard, but they are also rewarded with lots of public holidays, which is a good thing. After a relaxing day of going to the gym and mooching around, we decided to take the forty minute train ride out to Yokohama. There is a Chinatown there and we had heard that there was a lantern festival going on. Like many chinatowns around the world, it was very lively and interesting, with lots to see, smell and taste, and we had a great slap-up meal at one of the hundreds of restaurants to choose from. It was alos good to see Yokohama, which is much quieter than Tokyo, and more chilled out.