There are six pleasant parks alongside Yokohama Bay. The park furthest to the east is Minato-no-mieru-oka Park. This park is located within the original foreign settlement in Yamate, and sits on a hilltop overlooking the bay (see the video). Yokohama city opened the area as a public park in 1962. After Yokohama Port was opened in 1858, Japanese exclusionists sometimes attacked foreigners when they were outside the settlement. British and French troops were then stationed here to protect their citizens. However, nowadays we can enjoy this park with its roses and other flowers in spring, a nice sea breeze in summer, and a beautiful view of the bay throughout the year. 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。