Youtube | Travel With Me : Yokohama, Japan

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Girl in Yokohama Cosmo World

Y O K O H A M A   I S . . .   
Cold. So bloody cold.

Last December, I was lucky enough to travel to Japan over the holidays. A foreign country, rich in its unique culture. We spent the first few days in Yokohama, Japan's second largest city. Surprising as it was quiet and almost desolate when we stayed there. 

We managed to film some of our travels. So here is my first Travel With Me

S U B S C R I B E   T O   M Y   C H A N N E L

D A Y   O N E

We spent Day One in Yokohama Museum of Art for the art lovers in the family, notably my sister and mother. While my sister sketched on parchment security gave her, I enjoyed the view of nude artwork. A discussion on the correlation of nudity, sexuality and religion. Shame I couldn't film or take photos. Else my mother would look at me disappointed. 

Thankfully, I did manage to film us at Miysis Cat Cafe. It's as cute as it sounds. Over 30 cats in one small room. We played with the critters while served orange juice. None wanted to leave but it closed at 8 o'clock. Go figure.

D A Y   T W O 

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise was our main destination, a gargantuan amusement park with rides and hotel. However, we only visited the aquarium and marina. Rollercoasters and cold weather aren't compatible. The aquarium was lovely though. Penguins, and otters, and dolphins squealed "Hello!" We said, "Hope they are treating you decently!"

The sea salt wind made it feel colder than it was. But the view at sunset was worth it. Against the calm sea by the bay. It is a view I rarely see and will forever miss. 

D A Y   T H R E E

Our last day in Yokohama was fun for my parents, not for their children. The 2015 Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show was the sole reason our parents dragged us to Japan. My father, obsessed with motorcycles and cars, stayed in the crowded bazaar for hours. His kids gave up after 47 minutes, and headed to the nearest Starbucks.

Spending three days in Japan's fishing village was calm, compared to techno Tokyo where we spent the remaining days. To an extent, Yokohama is like Brunei. Quiet, calm, and filled with old people.

Girl looking at a painting in Yokohama Museum of Art
Cat in Miysis Yokohama Cat CafePhoto captured in Yokohama Sea Paradise

This Travel With Me was more likely inspired by Vlogbrothers' Thoughts From Places series. Those are my favourite travel diaries. Hence why, I made this into a voice over. Not because I forgot to talk to the camera at every single frame. Which I did.

I apologize for the shoddy microphone work. Now, I know recording with two different microphones is a no-no. The mistake will be corrected in the upcoming videos, like the second half of this Travel With Me. 

Whereas Yokohama was the calm, mature old man, Tokyo was the loud, rambunctious child.

Where have you traveled to lately?


  1. Sounds like you had a really nice time! You had me at cat cafe. I think there's one here, up in London actually...

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  2. Love this video, it's really well done. I keep meaning to do something like this when I go somewhere but keep forgetting about it, you've given me some inspiration though :)

    The cat cafe looks so cool!

  3. This looks so beautiful! I've never really thought of travelling to Japan for some reason (I guess I figured it would be too crowded) but it seems like Yokohama is a nice city I'd love to visit!
    I haven't left Canada for over a year, but my last trip was to Las Vegas and it was so amazing!

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  4. Haha, Hot Rod show aside, it sounds like Yokohama was a good few days! It would be so interesting knowing how crowded Japan can be only to have a very quiet, calm environment. I'll definitely watch your video to see more of the city :)


  5. I love going to Japan! :D The food and sceneries are amazing there. You took so many nice photos! Thanks for sharing your trip to Yokohama with us Bash!


  6. Bash, I loved watching this to kick start my week. An my isn't Yokohama a beautiful location ♥

  7. Looks like you had a great time! I went to Cyprus this summer which was a very fun and relaxing experience :)

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  8. Gosh how I wish to visit japan.

  9. OMG, over 30 cats in one place?!?!...
    The video is awesome!!
    Anyway, Japan has been on my travel wish list for a loooong time. Hope to visit it soon.
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  10. Loved this post and video!! All the photos are great
    Have a great day,

  11. everything looks so magical and different! I would love to visit one day! Only problem is I dont like travelling alone and my fiancée hates Japanese food :P

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  12. Great video! I don't think I would have survived the first day with the 30 cats since I am very allergic to cats. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.


  13. You've no idea this video has given me a big big big dose of wanderlust! I've never stepped out of my country and Japan is like a big fantasy to me! I feel like packing my bags, buying a ticket and leave for an Asia tour because wandering around Asia is on my priority list!!!


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  14. I can't tell you properly how much I enjoyed this post; I've been to Japan once with my parents as my college graduation present and we did a tour package for 4 days. The entire time I was there though I vowed to come back next time on my own without a guide so I can wander a bit more freely through the cities. I've yet to do that!! Grrr. This post felt like a gift; the video was wonderful to watch and took me right back! Beautiful work my dear.

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  15. I just want to go Japan one of these days. My dad used to work for a Japanese logging factory and he speaks fluent Japanese because he had to stay in Japan for almost a year for work. I've always been fascinated by his stories of Japan.

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  16. You did great video, Bash and I'm so jealous of your trip to Japan (but in positive way, of course;P) and personally I love that Sea Paradise, is looks like amazing place <3

  17. Cool post! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! XX, Pippi

  18. (I think I've said this before) but I love the way you write your posts, it's truly a joy to read them! This trip looks fun, i've never been to Japan (my roommate is from there) but it does seem like an interesting culture!
    x Kenzie

  19. super nice content you have on your blog! Nice post!

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  20. This looks like a trip of a life time. Japan seems like a place I would need a full month to explore, and still wouldn't have time to see everything. Thank you for this guide! It is perfect. XO, Ellese


  21. Beautiful video and lovely pictures.
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  22. Awe! That cat is so cute! Also, love the video!!!

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  23. What an amazing time! Fantastic job on the video. Quite a cool mix of places you visited there, cats and cars! Japan looks incredible


  24. What an amazing video! Japan looks like a fun country to visit!

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  25. Very nice video, the city is beautiful, happy you guys had a great time.

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  26. I love the thought and effort you put into your video + blog post. Great video and Japan looks so cool <3

  27. Ugh, I need to go to that cat cafe. Stat.
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  28. Love Japan!! Hope you had an amazing day! Lovely post!
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  30. great post. i'd love to visit japan if i had a chance. also, you look really familiar.. do we know each other form some where?

  31. love your narration on the video, I also wanted to do video but I always get lazy :) Anyways great music and footage, I hope I'll be able to make mine :))

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  32. I've always been so amazed by Japan because of how different it is from everything I've ever known, culturally. But it seems the landscape and buildings in your video make me see it is just another place on earth.. in a good way. Next time I get the chance to go I will try not to be so worried.

  33. totally enjoyed your video! loved the way you narrated it and i love how you featured art and galleries!! :D

    Have a great day!
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  34. woh nice post!


  35. Stunning post and video! Would love to travel to Japan!


  36. Loved your video! Thanks for sharing with us. I've always wanted to be apart of Japan, I love Harajuku fashion.

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  37. omgggg i loveeee japan vlogs!!!!! obsessed with this x

  38. So beautiful, It's great that you guys enjoyed it, and happy you could share with us.

  39. Omg love this video and everything about it! The art, the cat cafe, the sea paradise and the hot rod show!!!

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  40. looks like you had a great time! Hope you enjoyed yourself xx


  41. You've got me at those black and white photos, Bash! The video turned great. I couldn't do it better. :) Looks like you and your family really enjoyed Yokohama. Japan is definitely on my bucket list. <3


  42. Great video ! Japan is definitely on my wishlist when it comes to places I would like to visit!! :) Xx

  43. I've always wanted to go to Japan and your trip sounds amazing! I've heard of those cat cafes, should have snuck back on the last day!

  44. Great impressions! Thanks for sharing these...I have always wanted to visit Japan!!

    Christina ♥

  45. Loved it!! Yokohmama is beautiful :)

  46. We've always wanted to go to Japan and your video is just making us want to go more! It looks like you had an amazing time, thanks for sharing!

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  47. I would love to visit Japan one day and I really should considering I have friends there, it would be great to visit them and to be shown around because knowing me I'll have a lost in translation moment!

    Great post and love the photo of the cat :)

    Laura xx