YOKOHAMA MINATO MIRAI21

Minato-no-mieru-oka park.

Look over Yokohama Bay Bridge from the top of the hill and get the image of Yokohama at the time of port opening.

Located on a hill overlooking Yokohama Bay, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Yokohama.
As its name suggests, you can overlook the whole Yokohama Port from the observation desk,
but also there are exotic western style buildings there, such as British House or Bluff No.111.
In 2016, the popular rose garden was renamed as “English Rose Garden”. Enjoy various roses and flowers throughout the four seasons.

Compared with the park opening in 1962, the scenery of the port must have changed a lot. Still, this place is the best for Bay Bridge viewing.


”Sweet rose garden”, where 500 roses of 100 species bloom, is a symmetrical form of British garden.
The building seen beyond the fountain is Jiro Osaragi Memorial Hall.

Currently, roughly 330 species of flowers and 2,200 roses are planted in the park.

The former UK Consul-General’s residence is opened as British House in Yokohama. The second floor is opened to public.

Yokohama Foreign Cemetery is within walking distance from the park.
Its history starts with the burial of soldiers who came to Japan with the so called Black Ships at the end of the Tokugawa period.
About 5,000 people from over 40 countries are now buried here.
A museum located right near the main gate works daily except Mondays,
but cemetery itself is opened to public only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

People buried here are of various nationalities and religions, so the graves also vary.
There are also tombs of people who contributed to modern history and culture of Japan.

Minato-no-mieru-oka Park

This park is known as a former site where British and French soldiers’ barracks were built after Yokohama port opening. As a park, it was opened in 1962. Later, the former area of French Consulate was merged into the park as a French mountain and the former residence of British Consulate was opened as a British House. Also, the Osaragi Jiro Memorial Hall and the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature were opened here in 1978 and in 1984 respectively and nowadays this place has turned into a crowded walking course overlooking Yokohama Harbor. It is also famous for its Rose Garden where roses - flowers of Yokohama city - fully bloom in May and October.
  • Shop/Spot name
    Minato-no-mieru-oka Park
  • Address
    Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa prefecture 114
  • Tel
    045-622-8244

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