Yamashita Park (山下公園) is a public park along YokoThe Yamashita Park is considered the first coastal park in Japan and is located directly in front of the port of Yokohama. It extends almost 700 meters from the east side of Osanbashi to the Yamashita Pier. It was founded in 1930 by filling the area with the debris of the great Kanto earthquake opened.
The park includes a meadow of grass, a rose garden, the "Little Girl in Red Shoes" statue, the "Guardian of the Water" statue, which is a gift from San Diego, a sister city of Yokohama, and the memorial to that Song "" Kamome no Suihei-san (Seagull Sailor) "", a water staircase and a stage.
The former cargo and passenger ship Hikawamaru is anchored here.hama's waterfront. The park was built using landfill from the remains of buildings destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
Yamashita Park is a 3-minute walk from the Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line); a 1-minute walk from the Yamashita Koen-mae bus stop on City Bus #26, departing from the Sakuragi-cho Station (JR or Yokohama City Subway)
Yokohama's dragon boat races take place off of Yamashita Park every year in late May and early June.
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