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Monument to the Oldest Park in Japan, Yokohama

Monument to the Oldest Park in Japan - Yokohama, Japan
Monument to the Oldest Park in Japan
Yokohama Park, Yokohama, Japan 231-0823Map
+81 45 221 2111
Neighborhood: Naka-ku
Overview

The stone monument in Yokohama Park is a reminder that Yokohama Park was the first such park opened in Japan for the use of both foreigners and Japanese. It was designed by Richard Henry Brunton, a Scottish engineer (his statue also stands in the park), after fire destroyed the area in 1866. The park was opened in 1871 and included a cricket ground. In 1923, the park provided a refuge to people after the Great Kanto Earthquake and in 1929 a baseball stadium was built. The current stadium was opened in 1978.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Kannai Station on Jr Negishi Line or Nihon-odori on Minato Mirai Line
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