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YOKOHAMA OSANBASHI PIER, Yokohama

The sea was calm. The air was light. The sky was blue.  Typhoon Vongfong was two days away.  We spent our first afternoon at Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama.  Designed by Foreign Office Architects, the Osanbashi Pier project does not only bring a modern facility to the ferry terminal at the port of Yokohama, but it also provides a pleasant public space right by the water of Tokyo Bay.  Covered entirely with undulating timber decking, the roof of Osanbashi Pier was the perfect place for us to chill out under the sun after our mid-night flight.  Across the water we could see the skyline of Downtown Yokohama.

Children chased each other on the rolling decks, where walls became ground which split up into rows of terrace seating. That Saturday afternoon, Hawaiian music and dance performances filled the air with joy at the Osanbashi Pier.

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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

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DAY 71 (1 OF 5) – PIER, USHUAIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA

We arrived at the pier at 7:30am.  The lighting was great and the sea was in total serenity.  We came for the 8am penguin tour by Pira Tours.  The tour would take us eastwards by road to Estancia Harberton, the ranch of former missionary Thomas Bridges in the late 19th century.  From Harberton, we would hop onto a small boat for Martillo Island where Magellanic Penguins nesting on a hill and the beaches.  We might also find Gentoo penguins and perhaps even King Penguins on the island.
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Read more on Ushuaia in 2013 South America
Day 69.1 – Magellan Straight
Day 69.2 – Arrival, Ushuaia
Day 69.3 – Fuegian Grill, Ushuaia
Day 70.1 – Museo Maritimo, Ushuaia
Day 70.2 – Chiko Restaurant, Ushuaia
Day 70.3 – Beagle Channel & Isla H
Day 70.4 – Kalma Resto, Ushuaia
Day 71.1 – Pier, Ushuaia
Day 71.2 – Fuegian Trees, near Estancia Harberton
Day 71.3 – Penguins, Martillo Island
Day 71.4 – Estancia Harberton
Day 71.5 – Kaupe Restaurant, Ushuaia
Day 72.1 – Post Office, Isla Redonda, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Day 72.2 – Senda Costera & Bahia Lapataia, Parque Nacional Tierra Del Fuego
Day 73 – Stranded in Ushuaia Airport

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought