About Harbor View Park
Harbor View Park is a park on a hill overlooking the Port of Yokohama. From the viewing platform you can see the harbor and Yokohama Bay Bridge. When Yokohama was opened to the world, this area became a foreign settlement with the British army on top of the hill and the French army at the bottom of the hill. For this reason inside the park is the western museum Yokohama British House which was the British Consulate General’s residence at that time, as well as the American residence at Yamate 111. You can also visit "France Mountain" where you can see where the French troops were station. In this location there are garrisons and the former site of the consulate’s residence. In addition there is a memorial hall to the writer Osaragi Jiro who authored "Kurama Tengu" and "Muteki", as well as the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature. There is also a rose garden which was built to commemorate the city’s flowers, and in the spring and autumn especially you can see about 1300 roses of 110 different varieties in bloom.
On the JR Keihin Electric Express Railway’s Negishi Line, go to Ishikawa-cho Station (石川町駅) and walk 20 minutes, or on the Yokohama Minatomirai Railway go to Motomachi-Chukagai station (元町・中華街駅) and walk 5 minutes from there. The park is on a hill so you will have to climb up a hill road or stairs.
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Description: Harbor View Park
|Sights||Harbor View Park (港の見える丘公園)|
114 Yamatechō, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 045-671-3648|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|