Yokohama - Yamashita Park
By Franz Metzger, Class of 1958
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Map showing where pictures were taken,
in red figures.
(01A) Road leading to Osanbashi and Yamashita Park
Left bldg is Yokohama Trade Ass.
Restaurant Scandia.

(01) Osanbashi as seen from distance
Left: liner "Asuka"
Center: Osanbashi and Marine tower bldg. to the left.

(02) Ramp leading to Osanbashi Terminal Bldg.
(03) Lobby - Osanbashi Terminal
where check-in for Asuka and other liners take place.
Restaurant, snack, souvenier shops are also located in here.
(04) From lobby
View of Yamashita Park, Hikawa-maru, Marine Tower etc.
(05) Osanbashi Terminal roof or top deck
Designed like a park with lawns as well as wooden floor deck, making it an ideal place to view Yokohama.

View towards Minato-Mirai, MM21.....
From the left: tall bldg is Landmark Tower, three similar bldg comprise Queen's square & Pan Pacific Hotel, the tower is NTT bldg., and the one with sail like structure is Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel.
(06) From top deck
View of Yamate, Hikawa-maru, Yamashita Park, Marine Tower, New Grand Hotel etc.
(07) Yokohama Archives of History

Tamakusu Tree Monument (Machilus Thunbergii)
"This Takamusu tree which you are viewing is considered to be the last living witness to the historic signing of the U.S. - Japan Treaty of Amity of 1854. In the lithograph (original painted by Commodore Perry's Fleet artist W. Heine) you can see what the tree looked like at the time of the treaty signing. The citizens of Yokohama take great pride in this tree's endurance. Though burnt to the ground in the fires following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, its roots survived and has regrown to its current size and dominance of the Yokohama Archives of History Couryard. In 1988, this tree was made an Official Yokohama Regional Historical Point."
June 2, 1999 Yokohama Archives of History
(08) Commodore Perry landing in Yokohama - Signing of the U.S. - Japan Amity Treaty of 1854.
Right - Tamakusu tree
(09) Yokohama Kaigan Church
"This church has a history connected with Japan's oldest Protestant church. Its 1875 cast bell still resonates throughout the Kaikou Hiroba. Unique design features, such as the layered eaves design of the bottom of the tower's roof and the bottom of the tower, making this an outstanding building. Year completed in 1933."

p.s. can you notice me in the picture?

(10) Intersection - Nihon Odori and Hon-cho Dori
Left: Central Post Office.
Across the street: Yokohama Media & Communication Center with The Japan Newspaper Museum and Broadcast Library.
(11) Nihon Odori Avenue
Road reduced from four lanes to two and widened pedetrian area with greenery. Very nicely redone to meet 2002 World Cup.
Left: Yokohama Media & Communiation Center.
Behind: Central Post Office.
Yamashita Park BACK Next Minatomirai -Line - Subway
Coming soon!.