There are six pleasant parks alongside Yokohama Bay. Zo-no-hana (Elephant Nose) Park was newly opened in 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port. When the port was first opened, two jetties were built here. One of them was extended in a curve, and it looked like an elephant’s nose. The name of the park came from the shape of the jetty. This park is located between Aka-renga Park and Yamashita Park. You’ll find screen panels here arranged to show perspective in the park. At night the panels light up and change color from white to purple to blue. An index of this series is here.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。