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"Commodore Perry's Landing Site"

Zou No Hana Park encompasses the area where Commodore Perry landed in 1854 on his second visit to Japan. The area became the main port of Yokohama and was the center of international trade in Japan. It was established as a park when changes in shipping rendered the city seafront too small for container ships. The port business was moved to the specially built quays on the outskirts of the city. The park was named after the dykes in the area, which were shaped like an elephant's nose (zou no hana means "elephant's nose" in Japanese). Today the park consists of a grassy slope overlooking the water and a paved area where exhibitions are often held. The terrace has a small café and a gallery space inside. Around the park are information boards in English and Japanese that give a history of the port's development. The foundations of warehouses and a railway line are also visible. -AH
1-1 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, 231-0002
"Commodore Perry's Landing Site"
Zou No Hana Park encompasses the area where Commodore Perry landed in 1854 on his second visit to Japan. The area became the main port of Yokohama and was the center of international trade in Japan. It was established as a park when changes in shipping rendered the city seafront too small for container ships. The port business was moved to the specially built quays on the outskirts of the city. The park was named after the dykes in the area, which were shaped like an elephant's nose (zou no hana means "elephant's nose" in Japanese). Today the park consists of a grassy slope overlooking the water and a paved area where exhibitions are often held. The terrace has a small café and a gallery space inside. Around the park are information boards in English and Japanese that give a history of the port's development. The foundations of warehouses and a railway line are also visible. -AH
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