Parks in Yokohama: Osanbashi Pier

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

When Japan officially opened its doors to the rest of the world in 1858, the history of the Port of Yokohama began. The current pier was built in 1995 and was nicknamed “The Whale”. The back of the whale (and its award-winning design) is covered with a wood deck and green lawn. People enjoy lots of sunshine, a big blue sky and the wide blue sea from the deck. From the west deck, you can see the wonderful Minato-mirai district. And at night, the view of Minato-mirai becomes really romantic and beautiful.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

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。