Article by Lee, originally published on Deep Japan
The “Akarenga Soko” Red Brick Warehouse is one of Yokohama’s most popular destinations for both tourists and locals alike. It’s a great place to enjoy a walk or small picnic, or just sit around and stare at the sea. Because of its large open spaces, Akarenga is often the site for events – so there’s always something exciting and fun happening.
Inside, you can browse small souvenir and food shops, have lunch or dinner at their several restaurants and bars, or enjoy an evening at Motion Blue – Akarenga’s live entertainment house.
Motion Blue Official Wesbite
The Red Brick Warehouse is home to cultural food fests, summer and autumn beer fests, and during winter, Akarenga also opens its ice skating rink, where you can show off your skills (or not) for a nominal fee. A perfect place to enjoy alone, as a couple, or with friends and family.
Should you ever get tired or want a change of scenery, there are several other attractions (World Porters, Osanbashi, Yamashita Park) within walking distance. As a Yokohama resident, I highly recommend a – if not several – visits.
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