Yamashita Park

Yamashita Park © TSasaki

About Yamashita Park

Yamashita Park is a long and narrow park next to the ocean, covering a total area of 74,000 m2. It was built on an area that was reduced to rubble in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and the park was opened in 1928. The sea lies right in front of your eyes, and you can enjoy the sea breeze while watching the ships and the Bay Bridge. You can also visit the NYK Hikawamaru here which traveled around the world. Inside the park are a variety of different flowers, particularly in the central flower bed there are about 400 flowers of 60 different types of rose planted that bloom from early summer into fall. On the east side is the "World Plaza" which has a bridge extending between 6 "continents". Also in the park are a number of various bronze statues and monuments, including a "Girl wearing red shoes" statue inspired by the famous nursery rhyme Ujo Noguchi, an Indian water tower that was a gift from the Japan Indian Association, and a water guardian deity statue that sits in the middle of a fountain, donated by the city of San Diego in the United States.

Access

On the Minato Mirai Line go to Motomachi-Chinatown Station (元町・中華街駅) and from Exit 4 it is a 3 minute walk. From the JR Kenai Station (関内駅) West Exit it is a 20 minute walk, and from JR Ishikawa-cho Station (石川町駅) it is a 15 minute walksfrom the Chinatown Exit. From JR Sakuragi-cho Station (桜木町駅) you can take a bus that will get you there in 7 minutes. Get off the bus at the Chinatown Entrance stop (中華街入口) and walk 3 minutes, or at the Yamashita Park stop which is right in front of the park.




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Description: Yamashita Park

Sights Yamashita Park (山下公園)
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Address 279 Yamashitachō, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
神奈川県横浜市中区山下町279
Phone / Fax Phone: 045-671-3658
Website
Duration 1Hour(s)
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Yamashita Park