Attraction Negishidai Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0853 Japan Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Negishi Shinrin Park is special ?
Negishi Forest Park, before being opened as public park in 1972, its grounds served as Japan's first Western style horse race track prior to the war and as a golf course for US occupation forces after the war.
Now, the park is one of Yokohama's most pleasant cherry blossom spots, featuring wide lawns and a forest with a considerable number of cherry trees.
The trees in Negishi Forest Park have not yet reached the 50 percent mark and need several more days to reach full bloom. But they already make for an impressive sight and attract a lot of visitors.
What to explore at Negishi Shinrin Park?
The park contained the first horse race track in the nation until 70 years ago. The oval walk of 1.3km and the ivy covered racetrack stands remind you of it. Now trees are planted and the grass covers a large part of the park. It is a quiet and peaceful place. You can forget you are in the town. Some people are jogging. Some are walking with their dogs. Some are playing with balls on the grass. Some are doing Tai Chi under the tree. It is a place of relaxation.
Throughout the year, people visit this park. There are some 350 cherry trees in the park. When cherry blossoms bloom in spring, people come with their families or friends to spend weekends having lunch on the grass under the trees. Some are even singing Karaoke. That is the most crowded season of the year.
How to get to Negishi Shinrin Park?
0. at Yokohama
1. use JR Negishi Line to Negishi Station.
2. walk north (15 min.)
- If you like horse, you should visit
- Remembering golf
- Cherry blossom season is nice
- A great place to spend outside
- The first western style horse race track
Negishidai Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0853 Japan