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The history of Yokohama and the famed flowers of Mitsuike Park Yokohama and Negishi Forest Park

Yokohama, Kawasaki 10h30m

You'll be visiting historical buildings, enjoying the cityscape, and finding yourself captivated by the beautiful contrast of cherry blossoms and red leaves as you go through Sankei-en, Yamashita Park Street, Nihon-odori, and much more.

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Shomyoji Temple

30 mins by car from the center of Kamakura City. Hojo Kanezawa’s family constructed in the Kamakura Period by Sanetoki Hojo. The Jodoshiki Teien Garden centred around the Ajiike Pond in front of the main building is a sight to behold. The garden, with its crimson arched and flat bridges, is beautiful. Visitors can enjoy seasonal scenery such as cherry blossom in spring, yellow irises at the beg...

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Sankeien Garden

The vast classical Japan garden covering over 18,000 square meters was opened by Hara Sankei, a businessman who made a fortune with the Japanese silk trade. Rinshunkaku, the Three-Storied Pagoda of Old Toumyouji are amongst the properties designated as Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The garden is also a famous viewing spot for plum and cherry blossoms, azaleas, and au...

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Yokohama Chinatown

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world with 140 years of history. More than 500 restaurants and shops fill an area of about 500 square meters. Known as one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan along with those in Kobe and Nagasaki.

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Yamashita Park

The first seaside park in Japan located right in front of Yokohama Port, stretching almost 700 meters from the east side of Osanbashi to Yamashita Pier. It was opened in 1930 by land filling with the rubbles from the Great Kanto Earthquake. The park includes a grass field, a rose garden, the “Little Girl With Red Shoes On” statue, the “Guardian of Water” statue which is ...

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Nihon Odori

Nihon Odori is the first western style street in Japan. It was completed in 1870 and designed by R.H. Blanton. The stately historic buildings such as Kanagawa Prefectural Government, the Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama District Court, Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. Yokohama building and the old Kanto Local Finance Bureau etc. line the Nihon Odori. In autumn, open cafes along the road are a popular re...

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Mitsuike Park

Mitsuike Park ranks as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. There are many different types of sakura (cherry blossoms) in this park, such as winter cherry blossoms which bloom in mid February. In total, there are approximately 1600 sakura trees from 78 different species, all blooming at slightly different periods. This park is very popular with visitors.

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