Sankei Garden is a Japanese-style garden in Honmoku, built by Sankei Hara, who made his fortune trading silks. Its buildings such as the Rinshunkaku, Tōmyō-ji former three-story pagoda and some others are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Sankei Hara is also known for his deep knowledge of arts and for his support and developing of young artists. The works of such painters as Taikan Yokoyama, Kanzan Shimomura and Seison Maeda were also born here, in Sankei garden. The garden is also famous for its marvelous plums, cherry blossoms, azaleas, beautiful autumn leaves and is very popular among foreign tourists.
When Perry arrived in Japan in 1854, Robert Williams, an American working on the USS Mississippi, accidentally fell to death. Buried in this area because of the intention of the US government to set up a graveyard where the sea can be seen
Yokohama Chinatown takes its origin from Yokohama sea port opening when it was first developed as a settlement of foreign merchants. In 1868 approximately one thousand Chinese immigrants arrived here and formed settlements that have later developed to this one of the largest in the world Chinatown, with its more than five hundred restaurants. The charm of Chinatown is getting even bigger nowadays, with its Kuan Ti Miao Temple, dedicated to General Guan Yu, its Goodwill gate, built to symbolize good relations between neighboring countries and neighboring houses, and Ma Zhu Miao Temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, opened in 2006.
The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a world first food amusement park located in the Shin-Yokohama district, and in short is called “ra-haku”. Its concept is to “try ramen from all over Japan without even getting on a plane”, so a wind range of various ramen is being introduced here.
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