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Yamashita Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Escape the city and enjoy fresh air at this buzzing seaside park, which is popular among locals and tourists alike.

The most well-known park in Yokohama, Yamashita Park, stretches 2,460 feet (750 meters) along the city’s waterfront. It’s a relaxing place to go for a walk or enjoy the street performances that typically take place near the park’s entrance. In addition to offering pretty views of the bay, the park is home to a number of interesting attractions that are worth investigating as you stroll past the greenery.

Opened in 1930, the park was built using landfill from the remains of buildings destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. The park has thus come to symbolize the city’s recovery from this destructive earthquake.

Look for a few of the park’s noteworthy monuments as you wander around. One statue, called Little Girl Wearing Red Shoes, is based on a popular Japanese children’s song. You’ll also see the Guardian of the Water statue, which was given to Yokohama by its sister city, San Diego. View the statue of a girl symbolizing Japan-U.S. friendship and an unusual statue of a head commemorating the introduction of Western haircuts to Japan.

It’s almost impossible to miss the enormous Hikawa Maru ocean liner, which is docked in the water beside the park’s promenade. Established in 1930, the ship’s elegant first-class cabins once transported Charlie Chaplin, as well as Japan’s imperial family. It later served as a hospital ship during World War II. Take a look inside the ship, which has been converted into a museum and restored with the art deco furnishings of its glory days.

Head to the top of Yokohama Marine Tower, located beside the park. The tower, which also functions as a lighthouse, has an observation deck that offers 360-degree views over Yamashita Park, Minato Mirai and the bay. Be sure to see the tower at night when it’s illuminated with a colorful, ever-changing light display.

Spring and summer are particularly excellent times to visit Yamashita Park, when the area brightens with colorful flowers. The park is located a short walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station. It can also be reached by taking the Akaikutsu Loop Bus or the “Seabass” boat.

Top Hotels Close to Yamashita Park

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$1,703 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yokohama Cosmo World and Cupnoodles Museum. Landmark Tower and Pacifico Yokohama are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,258 reviews)

"Car parking is outside of the Apa hotel.. Little far"…"

Reviewed on 2021/2/19

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
Hotel New Grand
Hotel New Grand
4.5 out of 5
10 Yamashita-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$3,832 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Chinatown, this luxury hotel is steps from Hikawa Maru, Tokyo Bay, and Yamashita Park. Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Marine Tower are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"The view from the room is so beautiful! The Lightning Hikawamaru and the bay are wonderful. The hotel is excellently located in the area. The staff is also great. Their postcards and stamps drawn the hotel are so nice."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

Hotel New Grand
HOTEL LiVEMAX Yokohama Motomachi-ekimae
HOTEL LiVEMAX Yokohama Motomachi-ekimae
3 out of 5
Yamashita-cho 187, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$2,009 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is steps from Motomachi Shopping Street and Tokyo Bay. Yamashita Park and Yokohama Marine Tower are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"This was our 2nd stay at this property in 6 months. Efficient and friendly staffs are the best parts of this hotel. Room is too small with big 4 luggage but we could manage to squeeze them in . We checked in very late around 2am but still kind of security man checked us in without any commotion. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/25

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APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$1,703 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
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4.5 out of 5
10 Yamashita-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$3,832 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
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3 out of 5
Yamashita-cho 187, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$2,009 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15
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Rose Hotel Yokohama
Rose Hotel Yokohama
3.5 out of 5
77 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$1,629 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
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Hotel Monterey Yokohama
Hotel Monterey Yokohama
3.5 out of 5
6-1 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
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Star Hotel Yokohama
Star Hotel Yokohama
3 out of 5
Yamashitacho 11, Yokohama Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Star Hotel Yokohama
Star Hotel Yokohama
Star Hotel Yokohama
3 out of 5
YAMASHITA-CHO, NAKA-KU, YOKOHAMA,11, KANAGAWA, YOK
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Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
4 out of 5
280-2 Yamashitacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$4,533 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
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Mielparque Yokohama Hotel
Mielparque Yokohama Hotel
3.5 out of 5
16, Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$1,831 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
Mielparque Yokohama Hotel
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