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Special ways to celebrate the Christmas season

Yokohama, Kawasaki 9h15m

Lined with Western architecture, Yamate, Yokohama goes through a makeover on Christmas with lights abound and interiors of Western buildings coming alive with decorations. Enjoy Yokohama's special Christmas-time atmosphere through this course.

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The Home of a Diplomat

One of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The American-Victorian style foreign residence sitting in the Yamate Italian Garden housed the diplomat of the Meiji Government, who served as the New York consul general. The rooms such as the dining room, the reception room, the study, and the bed rooms show the living style of the Meiji period. *There is a resting space overlooking the view ...

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Bluff No. 18

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was originally built at 45 Yamate Town as a residence for foreigners after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It became the property of the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Yokohama after World War II, and was used as the parish house of the Yamate Catholic Church until 1991. Located within the Yamate Italian Garden.

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Berrick Hall

Berrick Hall was designed by American architect J.H. Morgan and served as the residence for the English tradesman, B.R. Berrick. It was built in a distinctive Spanish style (also known as the Spanish Colonial Revival-style) and many of the rooms are south-facing, creating a bright sense of spaciousness. It was the largest residence in the pre-war district of Yamate, known for being a foreign re...

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Ehrismann Residence

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was built from 1925 to 1926 as the residence of Fritz Ehrismann, the Yokohama branch manager of Siber Hegner, a silk trading company. The residence was designed by Antonin Raymond, recognized as the “father of modern architecture”. *Includes a cafe.

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Bluff No. 234

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was originally built in 1927 as an apartment for foreigners. Panel exhibits that show the history of the Yamate are displayed on the 1st floor.

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Yokohama Yamate Seiyoukan - Christmas in the world

This is the event that each Seiyoukan introduces styles and cultures of Christmas in different countries. During the event, each Seiyoukan will be decorated with illuminations to make buildings have fantastic atmosphere. Various stages and programs will be held, such as concerts, flower arrangement lessons, wreath making workshops and so on.

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Bluff No. 111

A designated cultural property of Yokohama, originally built as a residence for an American, Mr. Raffin. It is a Spanish style house designed by J. H. Morgan. Situated on a hill looking down at the Rose Garden of Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen), you can enjoy the view of blooming roses from April to June and from October to November. There is a cafe “Rose Garden Enoki-tei” where pin...

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British House Yokohama

A designated cultural property of Yokohama originally built in 1937 as the British consular residence. It was designed by the Shanghai branch of the British Office of Works. Salon concerts are held in the hall on the first floor. It is located at the edge of the Rose Garden of Minato-no-mieru-oka Park, and the roses are in full bloom from April to June and from October to November.

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Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen)

Opened in 1962 at the former site of the British soldiers’ barracks. The lookout and benches facing the ocean offer a full view of Yokohama port. A perfect place for viewing the Yokohama Bay Bridge at night. The forest on the north side was formerly a French military garrison, and is now called the French Mountain area. The land was handed over to Yokohama City in 1971. The same arch as i...

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