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19 Jun 2014

Yokohama Park , Japan

Yokohama [横浜市] • 19 JUNE 2014
Yokohama Park (横浜公園) is a park located in downtown Yokohama. There is Yokohama Stadium in this park. It is second oldest western style park built in Japan, and the oldest one opened for Japanese. It is also known as tulip park because it has huge tulip garden in this park.

Park was built in 1875 by Richard Brunton on the ruins of Yukaku. He also built Nihonoodori which runs in front of the park to the Yokohama port. It is loved for the relaxing spot for Yokohama workers. There is beautiful Koyo in Fall.

Opened in the former site of Miyozaki licensed quarter in 1876 as the first western-style park in Japan that both foreigners and Japanese can use. It is a registered monument, and has the oldest park monument in Japan. The 63,000 square meter grounds include the Yokohama Stadium, a fountain, a Japanese garden and play equipments. Tulips are in full bloom during the spring.

A wonderful garden where thousands of tulips bloom in late April. We were lucky to be there.

Yokohama Park
Address: Yokohama-koen, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0823, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 045 681 7550
Yokohama Park lies within the Naka ward and is particularly close to the city's baseball stadium. The park itself was established more than 100 years ago and has evolved greatly over the years, featuring both traditional Japanese landscaping and more Western-style planting. Various outdoor events take place here each spring and summer.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 22:00
Admission: no charge



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