Akarenga – The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 横浜赤レンガ倉庫
We had to cancel our Gunma paragliding trip because of the world’s biggest (most over-hyped) typhoon. Come on. Since we’d already rented the car, we decided to go driving around Tokyo anyway. We’ve driven around Odaiba before, so we chose to visit the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Or more popularly known as Akarenga 赤レンガ.
From Wikipedia :
The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (横浜赤レンガ倉庫 Yokohama Akarenga Sōko?) is a historical building that is used as a complex that includes a shopping mall, banquet hall, and event venues. The complex, officially known as the Newport Pier Tax Keeping Warehouse (新港埠頭保税倉庫 Shinkō Futō Hozei Sōko?), was originally used as customs buildings, and has two sections: Warehouse No.1 and No.2. It is operated by Yokohama Akarenga Co. Ltd., and located at the Port of Yokohama in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
We got there past nine and it was closing up already. Not that we could drink anyway. I’m still surprised how soon the night ends in Japan. Back home, folks would start coming in at 11pm or 12 midnight. And here it’s going home time already! There were a lot of couples engaged in excessive ‘pda’ ( public display of affection, that’s Filipino English for you = ) in the dark spots around the area. I couldn’t help give them a piece of my advice : get a room! Of course, they didn’t not understand. Or cared. I’m just saying you know? Having sex in public violates Japan’s waisetsu laws. LOL.
Anyway, here are the pictures I took. I used my tablet, hence the shitty quality. It’s not exactly night camera.
5 minute drive from the Akarenga
The anti-suicide blue lights
Never mind how absurd it sounds, the blue light seems to soothe potential suicide victims and stop them from taking their lives.
I just had to take a picture of this elevator! Look, have you ever seen an elevator like this before???