Mar 16, 2009

ホワイトデー in 横浜 - White Day in Yokohama

昨日は日本でいうホワイトデーということもあり、てるちゃんを横浜に招待しました~。

本当はバレンタインでーに何かしたかったけど、まぁ日本のしきたりに従うのもたまにはありかな、と思って(笑)。

まずは横浜中華街にある萬珍樓でランチコースを食べることに。どちらかというとかなり上品な味の中華をたっぷり頂きました~。

それから港の見える丘公園からの横浜港の眺めを一望して、山手西洋館巡りをしました~。数時間のうちに7箇所全部行けるかな~ぁ、と思ったけど、全館制覇達成!特に外交官の家が庭も綺麗でよかった。

山手西洋館制覇してから、てるちゃんへのサプライズプレゼント決行!山下公園の目の前にあるホテルモントレ横浜のオーシャンビュー!偶然見つけて「これ!」って決めたんだけど、いざ連れてくると「一度来たかったところ」らしい。やった~~~ぁ!そして部屋からの眺めも最高!

夜は横浜赤レンガ倉庫に行って横浜の夜景とディナーを楽しんだ。ディナーは食べ物が遅くいまいちだったけど、夜景は最高!

そして朝日の横浜港もとってもよかった~ぁ。朝は横浜の余韻を楽しみながらのんびり出勤でホワイトデーイベント終了~。

てるちゃんにサプライズプレゼント喜んでもらえてよかった~~!

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Because it was White Day in Japan yesterday, I took Teruko out to Yokohama.

Although I wanted to do something on St. Valentine's Day, I felt sometimes I might as well follow Japanese tradition. :-P

We started off with a lunch course at Manchinro in China Town. We enjoyed their Chinese that tastes more delicate than the Chinese we are used to.

After lunch, we enjoyed the view of the harbour from the Yokohama Harbour View Park, which was followed by visit to Yamate Seiyoukan. We weren't sure we would be able to visit all the seven houses, but managed to do it! I particularly liked the Home of the Diplomat with beautiful garden.

Once we finished visiting all Yamate Seiyoukan houses, it was time to give Teruko a surprise! I took her to Hotel Monterey Yokohama where I had booked a room with ocean view. I found and decided to use this place by accident, but it turned out this is a place that Teruko wanted to come. Woohoo! And the view from our room was lovely.

After a short break at the hotel, we headed to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse to enjoy the evening view of the city and dinner. Dinner was served very late, which we weren't overly impressed with. But the view of the city was fantastic!

Sunrise of Yokohama Harbour was also very pretty. This White Day event finished as we headed to work reluctantly from Yokohama.

I am delighted that Teruko was happy with this surprise gift!

















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