After a long hot day of riding motorcycles for hours in the sun (wearing the required boots, pants, long sleeves, gloves and helmet of course) Nick was able to take his test, which I can proudly say he passed! Of course, this now means he is in the market for a motorcycle…I will soon not only be cringing every time he leaves for work, with worry about him flying a helicopter, but also a motorcycle as well!
After the class was over as promised, Nick took me to the Landmark Tower! Our friend Rich was with us, he also took the rider course (I had to be his passenger as well…which meant I hopped from one motorcycle, to the next all day long!). Rich has been in Japan a few months longer than us and he informed us of the amazing shopping that Yokohama has to offer. So after the boys were handed their completion certificates, the 3 of us hopped on a train to get to the towers!
Landmark Tower is one of 3 towers in the area of Yokohama that we were in. All 3 towers are filled with shopping, shopping and more shopping! The Landmark Tower is the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Japan. It has 71 floors, and there is an elevator that takes you up to the 69th. The elevator is the world’s 2nd fastest elevator; it shoots up to the 69th floor in 40 seconds! It is an incredibly fast, but smooth ride!
With so many shopping options and so much to see, ironically the only things we purchased were Krispy Kreme donuts AND Cold Stone Icecream…I mean, how American can we be? But let’s be honest, after over 3 weeks in Japan, we couldn’t run into 2 great American treat shops and not partake! It was a little piece of home from so far away!
All in all, not too thrilled about Nick getting a motorcycle, but after the class, I feel much safer about being on one. Also, Yokohama - a definite must for shopping in Japan!