Yamate Park is home to the first western style garden in Japan that was requested by the foreign residents who once lived in the area. It is also known as the local birthplace of tennis in Japan, as the first game domestically was played here. The area is home to the remains of the residences of foreigers and western style buildings which are currently open to the public. This gives Yamate an unusual, foreign atmosphere.
|Access||By Train 12 minute walk from the south exit of JR Ishikawa Station. 15 minute walk from the Motomachi Chukagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line. By Bus From JR Sakuragi Station, take the municipal (Shiei) bus 105/106 for Honmoku Shako Mae, or take bus 21/99/101 for Mugita-cho and walk for 1 minute. From JR Sakuragi Station, take the Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu bus for 11 for Hodogaya Station East Exit, get off at Yamate-cho and walk for 1 minute. From JR Yokohama, take the municipal (Shiei) bus 105 for Mugita-cho, walk for 1 minute.|