Attraction 象の鼻パーク Japan 〒231-0002 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Kaigandōri, 1 Chome Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Elephant Nose Park is special ?
Zo-no-hana (Elephant Nose) Park was newly opened in 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port. When the port was first opened, two jetties were built here. One of them was extended in a curve, and it looked like an elephant’s nose. The name of the park came from the shape of the jetty. This park is located between Aka-renga Park and Yamashita Park. You’ll find screen panels here arranged to show perspective in the park. At night the panels light up and change color from white to purple to blue.
What to explore at Elephant Nose Park?
The terrace is located in Zou-no-hana Park, reconstructed on the site of the very first quayside in Yokohama, as a symbolic space connecting the past and future of the city. The port of Yokohama has been a hub of cultural interchange for 150 years, contributing greatly to the city's formation and its culture. Zou-no-hana Park is the starting point of the creative city Yokohama.
Based on this tradition, Zou-no-hana Terrace will become the central point of engaging, interacting and producing new culture. Connecting the proud cultural and artistic heritage of Yokohama with contemporary art and culture from around the world, the terrace will present the future of the city through these creative 'bridges'.
Having made history for the past 150 years, Zou-no-hana revitalises the area as a new center for future cultural exchange.
How to get to Elephant Nose Park?
Minato Mirai Line "Nihon Odori Station" walk about 3 minutes from Exit 1, walk about 5 minutes from exit 2
象の鼻パーク Japan 〒231-0002 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Kaigandōri, 1 Chome