Photograph by Michael Yamashita
Its not exactly Malibu, but for the densely packed Tokyo Bay area its at least an inkling of a sun-drenched seaside paradise. Wild Blue Yokohama offers an ersatz seashore experience where bathers spread their blankets on simulated sand (read rubberized floor). Wild Blue boasts that its machine-generated waves can hit every six seconds. But the tide will soon ebb forever: The complex will be demolished to make way for new construction.