Goodbye for now, Gifu.

Saturday will be last day working in Gifu. While I’ve no longer been working there five days a week, I was still doing Saturdays there. From July, I’ll be working a bit closer to home.

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Down the Road, in the Rain

Jay, a coworker, suggested I go for a walk since we got out of work at a reasonable time for a change. He gave me directions for a shrine he thought interesting, but me being me got all turned around. Eventally, I found this.

Downtown Yokohama

Last weekend, the itch to travel was particularly strong, so I reserved a seat on a highway bus to Yokohama. It was my first time going so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

My bus left Nagoya at 10:20 pm and arrived at 5:20 am the next morning. I didn’t sleep particularly well on the bus, so I visited an internet cafe to take a nap and charge my devices.

After that I had some breakfast and headed out for some sightseeing. I visited an island called Enoshima and all of the various spots there. The trek in the rain was exhausting, so I took a shower and another nap at a cafe.

Then it was time for dinner. After eating, I still had a little bit of time before my bus home, so I took the subway downtown.

Eventually, I found my bus stop and took another highway bus back to Nagoya, where I promply took yet another nap.

More Kamata

After work I decided to do a bit more exploring. During work, I can only see a bit from the window in the staff room, or experience a tiny fraction of it when I go out for lunch.

At night, everything is lit up beautifully. I found that this extends about three blocks from the station and is only on the west side.

Most businesses are restaurants, pubs, or pachinko places. Here you can find just about any sort of food you could want.

Some of the buildings tower, but the most interesting places are found in side alleys, under huge aunings.

A few student tell me that this city is called the dirtiest city, but I don’t really think so. What do you think?

Akihabara at Night

I decided to explore a bit of Akihabara last night, for a lack of anything else to do.

I popped into a few archades, walked through the streets, and looked though a couple of stores.

It was really crowded and there were a ton of people trying to drum up business for various cafes and clubs.

I didn’t stay long before getting back on the train home.