April Changes

So, April is finally here. With it comes an array of changes. One of which relates to my job.

I’ve been reassigned to Gifu prefecture after 6 long months of working in Toyohashi City. No more 2+ hours of commuting!

Hopefully that means that I’ll have more time and energy to put towards my hobbies and this blog. Fingers crossed, everyone.

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Yokohama Landmark Tower Plaza

The child in me loved this.

Since I had a little time before my bus, I stopped by downtown Yokohama.

It was terribly rainy and windy, but metal looks amazing in these conditions.

It was totally worth it!

Tiny White Flowers

This week has been a difficult one for a wide array of reasons. So, instead of going straight into work this morning, I decided to have a snack outside the train station.

My little break was all of ten minutes, but it helped a bit. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been feeling especially annoyed and agressive since Tuesday.

That said, tomorrow evening can’t come fast enough. I have plans to play D&D with the guys Sunday and an extra day off on Thursday (National Holiday). I really hope I’m all sorted out by Tueday.

The Sea Candle

A.k.a the Shonan Observatory Lighthouse

The weather wasn’t so great so the top observation deck was closed, but I was able to visit the lower one and get some pictures.

There wasn’t much to do there, but I’m still glad I went. It was an interesting way to spend ten minutes and it got me out of the rain.

This is the bridge you need to cross to get onto the island.

The Journey to Enoshima

While in Yokohama, I visited Enoshima Island. There, I visited the park, a tower, a shrine, and some caves.

To get there from Yokohama station, you can take the JR train to Fujisawa, and then another train/tram to the island itself. There’s also a bus you can take. I took the tram there and the bus back.

Also, if you take the tram, there is a long bridge you have to cross to get onto the island.

It reminded me a bit of Spirited Away.

My first stop was a shirine.

After that, I went wandering. It was a windy, rainy day and my umbrella kept blowing inside out while I walked. So, I decided to ditch it and pull up my hood.

There are many stairs to climb to get to the top of the island. But there is also an escalator you can pay to ride. They also sell combination tickets, so I could ride all three escalators and visit the Sea Candle for ¥700.

I walked on the way down.

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.