The Yamashita Park, also known as Yamashita Koen Park, it is the most popular park alongside Yokohama Bay where locals always come for dog strolling, refreshment, and get the stunning view of the harbor and Minato Mirai.
I didn’t plan to go to Yamashita Park, I ended up being here because I couldn’t find the Yamate Western House on my itinerary. I’m a sucker for finding places on map and meant to be lost. After walking in circles around the Motomachi-Chukagai Station, I decided to rely on street directions and there really wasn’t any direction towards the Yamate Western Houses. I gave up. Instead, went somewhere else and followed the direction to Yamashita Park.
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Yamashita Park was a 15-minute walk from the Motomachi-Chukagai Station. I passed also by the Yokohama Doll Museum and thought of going but I forgot to pull money out from the ATM and 7-11 is no where to be seen around the area. The admission fee was only ¥300.
This ship is actually The Hikawa Maru Museum. It was a Wartime Hospital Ship during 1941 to 1945. Hikawa Maru was damaged several times by mines and even stopped by Davao, Philippines on July 19-26, 1944 to inspect the damage.
The Yamashita Park in Yokohama is lovely park that’s great for relaxing and strolling with great views of harbor and a glimpse of the spectacular Minato Mirai (Ferris wheel). Yamashita Park somehow reminded of Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, only it was better and cleaner. I was getting hungry and I had to leave this lovely place. I followed the path towards Minato Mirai and got even more surprised of the surroundings.