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Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

Yokohama Fireworks: Sparkling Twilight 2016

It’s almost the end of the summer and what’s a better way to say good bye than by watching the fireworks light up the last of the summer night sky? One of the most popular firework events is Yokohama Sparkling Twilight, so that’s where we headed out. Though our main reason for coming to Yokohama was watching fireworks, we couldn’t miss the chance to explore this picturesque city, so we got there a bit early to look around. We started out with a walk across the boardwalk and the pier so we could enjoy the view of the famous Yokohama cityline that featured the half-moon shaped hotel, Yokohama Grand Intercontinental,

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Yukata & Summer Festival at Shinagawa Shrine

The summer has been ruling Tokyo for awhile and along with it all the summer festivals! Usually, other bloggers write about all the major festivals, so sometimes it’s easy to forget the not-so-major-yet-unique local summer festivals. There is this cool place located in Shinagawa, called Shinagawa Shrine, though not so widely known, it boasts a few unique features, including the Shinagawa Mt. Fuji, an artificial mountain built to imitate Mt. Fuji! The view from the top of the shrine is truly breathtaking! (Check out my video blog Part 2 for the walkthrough the festival.) Of course, summer festivals in Japan are associated with colorful traditional yukatas, really, you shouldn’t attend

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