Course:YOKOHAMA-Kannai History Walk

about the course

course: JR Kannai Station South Exit -> Yokohama City Hall -> Yokohama Park -> Nihon-Oodori -> Three towers of Yokohama -> Zou-No-Hana-Park -> Yamashita Park
History of Yokohama has startedfrom the port opening 160 years ago. Since then, Yokohama has developed as a city open to foreign countries and cultures. You can learn its history from the old buildings and remains buried underground through this tour.

features
You will discover the foreign influences at that time from the remnants of the old time facilities. You can also fully enjoy the beautifully illuminated Yokohama Three Towers and the night view of Minato Mirai area from Yamashita Park.
time required
2 hours

1.JR Kannai Station South Exit


about
We will start the tour from Kannai station. A huge blue baseball helmet is a landmark
address/access
1-1, Minato-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
JR Negishi Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Yokohama Line

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2.Yokohama City Hall

about
It was built in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the port. It will end its role by June 2020, then it will be relocated to a modern new building near Sakuragicho Station.
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It will be redeveloped into a commercial facility from 2021. We as a Yokohama citizen, are looking forward to what kind of place it will change to.

address/access
1-1, Minato-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken

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3.Yokohama Park

about
It is one of the oldest parks in Japan built during the Meiji era, and houses Yokohama Stadium, the home ground of Yokohama DeNA Baystars. Baseball and softball games will also be held at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and expansion of the seats is currently underway. Every April, the tulips bloom all at once, and they are worth seeing.
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It is a lively place often used as a venue for outdoor events on weekends and holidays. On the day the Baystars game is played, you can enjoy the game with beer on the outdoor screen without a ticket!

address/access
Yokohama koen, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken

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4.Nihon-Oodori

about
It is a beautiful boulevard designed by Scottish engineer Brunton during the Meiji era. After the Great Kanto Earthquake, buildings of government offices and large corporations were rebuilt one after another, which still shows the state of prosperity.
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Flower beds are maintained every season, and there are also fashionable cafes and restaurants, so it is a comfortable place to take a leisurely stroll. In autumn, the rows of ginkgo trees are colored and the scene are very impressive.

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4.Three towers of Yokohama



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Each buildings have an impressive tower, named King, Jack and Queen, all survived the air bombing of the World War II. In particular, the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack) is one of the oldest buildings in Yokohama and is very popular. At night, it is lit up and you can enjoy a beautiful figure that is different from the daytime.
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There is no doubt that you will want to point your camera at a stately building that suddenly appears in the business district.

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4.Zou-No-Hana-Park

about
It was built as a loading site at the early time of the Yokohama Port, but was no longer used due to the earthquake and the expansion of the port. The site was rebuilt as a park about 10 years ago. It is a view spot where you can see the red brick storage park and Osanbashi pier while feeling the sea breeze.
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It is used as a departure point for sightseeing boats, and it is also a fun place to look at various ships at anchor.

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4.Yamashita Park

about
This park was built by reclaiming rubble from the Great Kanto Earthquake. The view is wide open to the sea along the coastline. On holidays, many citizens come to spend a relaxing time.
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It is a perfect site to enjoy the night view of Bay Bridge, Osanbashi Pier and Minato Mirai.


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