YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – What most tourists don’t see | Vlog 3


I was just wondering if it is true
that this was the first store to sell ice cream in Japan. Pharmacist: Ice cream. Okay. Gordon: They understand ice cream. Renata: Yeah.
[laughs] They’re so lovely.
[laughs] [music] Konnichiwa (hello) from Yokohama, Japan. Yokohama is such an interesting city
because in terms of population, it has more people
than any other city in Japan. Yes, Tokyo is bigger as a metropolis. But if you compare just city numbers,
city side-by-side, there are more people here
in Yokohama, and yet the streets
are so quiet, you know? Look at this. Of course, tourist areas are busy,
but not the average street. And I love it. Do you know what’s better here?
Depending on where you stay, you can walk to up to 80 percent
of all the top attractions here. For example, we’re in Kannai
near Bashamichi. And if we walk 15-20 minutes that way,
we’re in Minato Mirai. 15-20 minutes that way,
we’re in Chinatown. Five minutes here,
this is Isezaki shopping street. I’m absolutely loving it. We’ve been here for almost a week now
since my last vlog Getting to know the area,
getting familiar with everything And we haven’t used
public transport not even once. As on the last video I showed Minato Mirai
and the waterfront, today I’m going to show you
another major attraction: Chinatown. And also what we find
along the way. -You are here.
-We are here. -I’m here.
-No, we are here. Everything is…
-I’m right beside you. [laughs] Yes, we are. Minato Mirai, you can walk. Then you can also walk
to Chinatown right here. -You can walk all over. So, let me get started
by introducing this street here This is Bashamichi. And this street is so important
because as soon as Japan opened up the ports to foreign trade
by mid-19th century, all the foreign fashions
were concentrated here. There’s even a guide here
to the street. It’s just a shame it’s only Japanese. -Can you read that, baby?
-Yes. -Yeah?! What does it say? -Bashamichi.
-Oh! [laughs] The name Bashamichi
means horse-drawn carriage in Japanese. And it comes from the fact
that carriages carrying foreigners would be seen all the time
up and down here on this street. There’s even a design here
representing this past. It’s so cute. [music] Oh, they have the horses right here, too,
in the middle of the street. Yokohama was the very first port
opened up to trade in Japan and it quickly became
the center of international trading. As a consequence, Yokohama was the scene
of many notable firsts in Japan, like the first ice cream,
the first gas lights, the first boulevard trees. And guess where all this happened? Right here in Bashamichi. [music] The very first ice creams in Japan
were sold in this pharmacy right here. Heiandoo Pharmacy. They opened in 1870
and the pharmacy is still here. Let’s see if they have ice cream. Konnichiwa (hello)!
Do you speak English? -No?
-Pharmacist: [in Japanese] -Ah, I was just wondering
if it is true that this was the first store to sell ice cream in Japan. -Pharmacist: Ice cream. Okay. Gordon: They understand ice cream. -Renata: Yeah.
[laughs] -Pharmacist: It’s the first. -This is the first one…
-Yes. -Wow. -Yeah, I’ll take this one here.
-Okay. The first ice cream in Japan
and they still sell it. No preservatives. First ice cream sold in a drugstore. This is so historical. As in Japan,
you don’t eat on the streets, you got to eat right here
inside the pharmacy. Arigatou gozaimasu (thank you very much). -Arigatou gozaimasu (thank you very much).
-That was so nice. Thank you very much
for welcoming me here. -Oh, no problem!
-You are very, very friendly. – Very nice
-Thank you very much. -Thank you, thank you.
Arigatou gozaimasu. They’re so lovely. -Sayonara (bye)
-Sayonara (bye) -Arigatou (thank you).
-Thank you very much. Those ladies were so, so lovely and they were so proud
of the history. I’m really happy I came here.
It was so beautiful to see. [music] Another historic location
here in this area, the Port Opening Memorial Hall. I saw online that it only opens
for visits once a month. And that today is not the day. But it’s not what this sign here says,
according to Google Translate. Hmm, it looks like you can just walk in. Free admission. Host: This building is 102 years old. -Gordon: Oh, yeah.
-Hai (sim). -Renata: Wow. Host: In Japan, this bird is called Ho-o This is an imaginary bird -Ah.
-Hai. They’re supporting the city. That’s the symbol of the city. Host: In Japan, we closed our country for 260 years -Yes.
-No trade with other countries -It was the policy of isolation. -Uh-hmm.
-Uh-hmm. -Our ancestors went to Brazil -Yes.
-Yes, yes, yes. -We are very close.
-Yes. -Just like friends [laughs] You won’t believe what happened.
It was exactly that. We walked in
and a lady welcomed us, and showed us all around the building. She explained the history,
the importance of this building. Very kind of her. -It’s a beautiful building, huh?
-Gordon: Yeah. Yokohama Park. We’re now getting close to Chinatown. Right in the middle of the park,
look at this, Yokohama Stadium,
this is a baseball stadium. And baseball is one
of the top sports in Japan. Just for you to better understand
where we are, remember in the previous vlog, we walked from the pier
to Yamashita Park? Well, the park is right here. Today we walked about the same thing,
but from inside the city. -Meu amor (my love) -Meu amor (my love)
-Oh -You can see the gate from here? -I don’t know if that’s the actual gate. -There are several gates.
-That might be one of them. -Yeah, it’s probably just one…
-I thought it was one that was further -Yeah, there are several. There’s a main one,
we’re going there but… -Yeah.
-…there are several. -The one right here,
it’s got way down the street. -Yeah.
-Down at the end. -Yeah, but we discovered
another one here. -We’re at this gate. -That must be the main street.
-Yeah. As I talk about foreigners in Japan, ta-da, Chinatown. When the port of Yokohama
was opened for business with the international community, a lot of Westerners brought Chinese
to act as interpreters here, and some of them stayed. -The Westerners are not very smart. -Yeah.
-It’s Chinese. -Exactly. I don’t know
how they could understand each other. -Oh. There are several gates here
in Chinatown today, but this was the first,
Zenrinmon gate. Translating it means
good neighbor gate. [music] Now, being in Japan,
why would you visit Chinatown? Because this Chinatown here
is important. This is the largest in the entire country. I’ve seen online people saying
that it’s the largest in Asia, second largest in the world, I can’t guarantee
which statistic is correct, but it is big. It’s so big that you need a map. [music] Oh, this seems popular, baby.
Look at the line. -Number one, number one.
-All right, number one? -Arigatou (thank you)
-Arigatou gozaimasu (thank you very much). Go ahead, be adventurous -They’re full of soup
-Yeah. Full of soup, remember -Yeah.
-They’ll spill out. -And they’re hot.
-Oh, I’m glad you tried it first. [chuckles] Mmm. I love it. It explodes as you bite. You got to be very careful eating this. Look at this.
Look at this here inside. It’s so tasty. I love it. -Yeah?
-Uh-hmm. [music] This is the Kanteibyo Temple. It says here that it houses Guan Yu,
a famous general in China, and later deified. He was the inventor of the accounting method
used in ancient China. And because of that,
he became the guardian God of the nation and the God of Commerce and Wealth. And people come here
to pray for him. [music] To be continued -Because I’m here…
-Uh-huh. -…and you’re here.
-Both are here, baby. Do you see Casa d’Angela there?
That’s Portuguese. Meaning Angela’s house. Let me tell you something funny.
Did you know… [laughing] Do you know that guy who talks
the whole thing… -Yeah.
-…on live? -Uh-huh.
-I saw him and his wife go here. -No way!
-Yes, right here in Chinatown, Yokohama. -He just went in or you saw in the video?
-No, in the video. -Oh. I wanted to meet him.
-His wife went in. -No.
-Oh.

51 thoughts on “YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – What most tourists don’t see | Vlog 3

  1. I used to live in Yokohama. 15 minutes walk from the Kannai station. so many memories. Now I live in Kobe. Both cities are very nice port city😄

  2. Hi Renata…. As Usual Lovely Vlog my dear sister! Hay… Aka Renga Soko…. Did you see that Yokohoma Red Brick Warehouse Monument…. Its so beautiful… Keep it up girl.. Lots of love and kisses from SAM & CHRISTINA…❤💖💋💕

  3. You are killing me with this extensive coverage of Yokohama that I just dropped by briefly during my recent visit to Tokyo. Really should have put up 2 to 3 nights there to enjoy the city. Anyways, thanks for showing me what I missed! 😂😂😂

  4. Mam just in love with your vlogs
    # Hope u will cover all the countries in upcoming days
    🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  5. I have a lot of things to say. Here goes :

    1) Bashamichi is beautiful. Never thought there could be a colonial style buildings in Japan.

    2) Guess it's true, chinese people are everywhere. Since you can find a lot of Chinatown all over the globe. Though I also heard there are Koreatown as well. Both the 'south' and the 'north'. Will you go to these places as well?

    3) Never have I ever thought that Japan and Brazil had this secret relationship for ages, hah!

    4) So you guys are fans of John Daub as well? Kinda wanna see you guys collaborate with him. Could be amazing.

    5) You know, sometimes I'm just wondering, is Gordon there just to flirt with you in front of the camera all the time? Cause it's getting cheesy rather than sweet for me. Hahaha.

    P/S : Whatever your thought is, this is definitely not a fan love letter. I wrote a long comment I know, but I assure you I'm not high or drunk at all. Anyways, cheers for your new videos!

  6. I have been several times to Yokohama, but this is the best video about this town I have ever seen so far! Thank You very much!

  7. The “only in Japan” dude is one of my favorite YouTubers… very informative and educative channel he has… also I just subscribed to your channel. Great job. Keep it up… visit Kobe too 👌

  8. I would pray to God that in the next life also you should be born to Ranita Pereira so that we all can see you.😊 you are very cute mam

  9. I taught English in Japan in 1970. It’s a lot different. You shire do rattle off the Japanese. Get on the Osaka train and go down to Sagamihara. I lived in a little apartment on the second floor behind a tire store. Would love to see it.

  10. Hi Renata and Gman, What most tourists don't see, Is Gman dunking his doughnut in his coffee, by the way, Big Donald was in town for the Nato Sumit, as usual being a total pain in the But, getting all the proter-calls wrong as usual and upsetting all the rest of the leaders who cold-shouldered him, he called the Canadian Prime Minister a 2 faced idiot, not very diplomatic on his part, to say the least, being quite honest about it, he is not that very much liked or respected in the UK and the rest of Europe as a good leader of his country, let us all hope and pray that a change comes very soon for all of us , anyway I will depart and wish you seasons greetings and a great 2020 when it arrives, thanks for a great 2019 with your Vlogs from around the world, I am looking forward 2020 for more of your great productions from around the planet, all the best and take care.

  11. What most visitors don't see is the radiation from Fukushima. Japan has become the radioactive armpit of the world. Fukushima is still dumping 100s of tons of radioactive waste EVERY day into the air and ocean since 2011. You could not pay me to go to Japan and if people did their homework, unlike you, before traveling, they would not go either.

  12. Silly comment about westerns not very smart by bringing Chinese to Japan as translators is not just insulting but very ignorant the culture history of two countries. Clearly very little homework was done beyond reading tourbook information. Japanese language is based on/derived from Chinese language… Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters.  Chinese people at the time were probably the best source of translators second to native Japanese that speak foreign languages.  Also, it's silly to think most tourists don't see this part of Yokohama.  Minatomirai and Chinatown are two of the top spots in Yokohama.  Areas like Sakuragicho are frequented by visitors due to close proximity to the Yokohama port for many cruises.

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