YouTube is filled with videos of Japanese city scenes set to the "Blade Runner"soundtrack by Vangelis, and despite the film’s setting of a futuristic Los Angeles, it’s clear to see the Japanese influence in both the original movie and its recently released sequel, "Blade Runner 2049." Read on to for GaijinPot’s top five recommendations for a neo-noir "Blade Runner"-esque experience in Japan.
1. Factory night cruising in Yokohama
A former winner of the Kanagawa Tourism Award, the Factory Night View Jungle Cruise is a 90-minute boat tour through the Keihin Industrial Zone, one of Japan’s four biggest factory areas. The tour departs just after sunset from the pier behind Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse.
Once aboard, visitors can choose to sit indoors or outdoors before receiving a welcome drink to kick off the tour. The boat departs with views of Yokohama’s skyline, before journeying down the Kehin Canal, with giant warehouses and factories lining both sides. As the lights of Yokohama city become more distant, the boat heads toward what looks like another industrial metropolis.
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