Yamashita Park is located in Naka ku, Yokohama prefecture. It's a famous public park that stretches about 750 meters along Yokohama's waterfront. The former cargo and passenger ship "Hikawamaru" is anchored here. The park includes a grass field, a rose garden, the “Little Girl With Red Shoes On” statue, the “Guardian of Water” statue which is a gift from San Diego, a sister city of Yokohama, and the “Kamome no Suihei-san (Seagull Sailor)” song monument and etc.
Does everybody know why Yamashita Park was built?
It started from 1923(or 12th year of Taisho era). there was a great earthquake occurred on September 1st, off the coast of Kanto with its focus deep beneath Izu Oshima Island in Sagami Bay of Kanagawa prefecture. This earthquake devastated Tokyo, the port city of Yokohama, and the surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka, and caused widespread damage throughout the Kanto region. And this Yamashita park was built as the symbol of the reconstruction of Yogohama at that time.
Yamashita Park and Hikawamaru
And there are many various kinds of events that always held inside and outside the park such as parade, beer festival, street performing and etc. so, apart from strolling in the park, it's definitely that you can enjoy many events around.! ! !
From the evening to the over the night you can enjoy the scenery of the Minato Mirai(harbor of the future) which is as very beautiful as this picture. The atmosphere of this spread view is so romantic which completely different from the day time. So very impressive!
Night view of Yamashita Park and Minato Mirai
Yamashita Park's access information
・Yokohamakosokutetsudo Minatomirai line from "Motomachi Chinatown station" walk about 3 mins
・JR Keihin Tohoku・Negishi Line from "Kannai Station" walk about 20 mins
・Yokohama Shiei Blue Line from "Kannai Station" walk about 20 mins
Menus which originated from Hotel New Grand
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HOTEL NEW GRAND: ACCESS INFO
By car: please use Metropolitan Expressway "Shin Yamashita Ramp" or "Koen Ramp". By train:Via Minato Mirai Line get off at「Motomachi Chukagai station」walk about 1 minute
Via JR Negishi Line get off at「Ishikawa Cho Station」walk about 13 minutes
From Haneda Airport: take Keikyu limousine bus bound for "Yamashita Park・ Minato Mirai district・ red brick warehouse" about 24 minutes and get off at Yamashita Park.
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