This photo is titled ‘Christmas Eve in Yokohama’. I’d say that it pretty much speaks for itself (as does the picture quality of my phone camera).
But for those of you who like to read, here’s the backstory: Two years ago the duck and I made plans with our friend to explore the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market. That market had been recommended to us by a friend who had been to plenty of Christmas markets in Germany and considered this one to be the most authentic one around Tokyo. In fact, it did look a lot like the ones we saw in Berlin this year, with one tiny difference: It was CROWDED!
That probably was our fault, though, because we thought that it would be a great idea to go there on Christmas Eve, as did lots of couples! It took us over an hour to get from one end of the Christmas market to the other – they were less than 500 meters apart (I think)! We decided to check out one gift stall on the way to the tree at the end of the market, but for food we went to McDonald’s (which wasn’t the worst Christmas dinner we had). That truly was a very formative experience of Christmas in Tokyo.
If you’re in Tokyo around Christmas, the duck and I actually do recommend checking out the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market – as long as you don’t go on Christmas Eve.
What was your most bizarre Christmas experience?