Monday, May 23, 2011

Chinatown in Yokohama

If you are tired of doing night shots at the Minato Mirai area, Yokohama's Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan, is another good alternative for night photography. Chinatown is just a few meters away from the Yamashita Park. It offers good food, amazing architectures and a lot of seizure-inducing lights which makes makes it perfect for any type of photography.

Fast Forward China Town
Fastforward Chinatown
Ma Zhu Miao Temple. Ma Zhu meaning "Holy Mother of Heaven"  is one of two amazing temples in the area. It is usually packed with people during the day so it is best to go just a little after sun down when the temple is about to close. Not only you would get a clean shot of the structure, the sky would be pretty amazing as well.

China in Japan by Agustin Rafael Reyes (arcreyes) on
Holy Mother of Heaven Temple
A nice small park can also be found at the back of the temple. It is a good place to rest after walking for hours in the area.

Chinatown Park
Chinatown Park
Kantei-byo is another amazing temple which is just a few meters away from the Ma Zhu Miao. Enshrined in this temple is the God of Business "Kanwu" which has become the symbol of the area.

Illuminated Temple in Chinatown
The Symbol of Chinatown

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