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Yokohama Day Trip

Our first stop in Yokohama was the station. We stopped for train stamps and an onigiri snack. When in Japan, visit the Conveni and eat onigiri! 


Next on the agenda was the CupNoodle Museum. This is the second time it has been on a Julia Tour. I highly recommend it. I love the fact your Cup Noodle is your souvenir. They have worked out the process to a science. First, you buy your cup. 

Then wash your hands. 

After reading the rules for decorating your cup, you are escorted to a decorating table. 

We spent about 20 minutes decorating our masterpieces. I made a cup for Layla’s husband, Nick, so they could enjoy a Japanese ramen dinner after they returned home. 


Our finished products. 


After decorating, we prepared our cups with noodles and flavor. The cups are placed upside down on the noodles. Each person turns the wheel and the noodles drop into the cup. 

Next, you select the flavor of the ramen. Nina and Noah each selected traditional ramen flavor. Layla choose seafood flavor and I picked curry flavor for the cup I made for Nick. Also, we selected four toppings for each of our CupNoodle. 

The chicken is my favorite. Kawaii! 


After our cups are filled, the lid is applied and the cup is shrink wrapped. 


After we made our own CupNoodle, we walked quickly around the museum. We were able to learn more about the history of the CupNoodle and pause/pose for a few pictures. 


After our visit to the CupNoodle Museum, we meet up with Dave. We enjoyed a nice American lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Yokohama. As we made our way to the next stop on Julia’s tour, we took a quick detour at the Gatcha and Pokémon. 


Our next adventure was at the Trick Art Cruise. This again made the Julia tour because it’s entertaining and a fantastic rainy day activity. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. 


One of Noah’s Japan requests was to find a Yokohama Baystars baseball hat. We looked at Sports Authority and didn’t have any luck. We jumped a train and two stops later we were at the Baystars Stadium. 


Of course we found one at the stadium! 


This was our last stop of the day. From here, we headed home on one last train ride. From our first to the last train ride, we were all smiles! 

Trick Art Cruise

Tuesday was rainy. Very rainy. The rain made finding an indoor activity necessary. On our way home from Tokyo, we stopped in Yokohama at the Trick Art Cruise. 

The Trick Art Cruise is a museum with art murals that give the illusion of being 3-dimensional when viewed with one eye or through a camera. It might be easiest to understand with pictures. Fortunately, Sara and I both took a few! 


There are several trick art museums around Japan. Yokohama is a considered a port town making the cruise theme appropriate. 


The Trick Art Cruise cost ¥700 (about $6.50) and took about 30 minutes to walk through. The pictures, priceless! 

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