Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cosmo Clock 21, Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Cosmo Clock 21 is the giant ferris wheel and the main attraction of the amusement park Cosmo World in Minato Mirai. After almost 2 years of living here, we finally decided we ought to take a ride on it ^.^

Poor hubby was nervous. He's not afraid of height, but because I was moving about inside the car to take pictures and shaking it a little. And of course, he witnessed this whole ferris wheel shook and rattled during the big earthquake so that didn't help. Also, everyone who lines up for the ferris wheel gets their picture taken so that they have the option of buying it afterwards if it's any good. Ours turned out okay, a little washed out but not too bad, so we bought ours ^.^

The view was fantastic! Quite a colorful maze of roller coaster tracks, no?

Minato Mirai at dusk.

Beyond the amusement park is the Yokohama Harbor with the Bay Bridge far in the background.

Looking at the Red Brick Warehouse now, though you can't see it at all because it's not lit up. The Yokohama Bay Bridge is far back at left.

View of the Pacifico Yokohama (the sail shaped building), where hubby used to go for classes everyday until the earthquake forced the program to migrate to the internet for the rest of the term as things were so uncertain at the time. He was on the 5th floor balcony, having just finished eating lunch, when the earthquake struck. It was there that he watched all the buildings in the vicinity shook and wavered, including this giant Cosmo Clock 21.

View from the very top of the wheel. Lovely, isn't it?

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