Attraction Nihon Odori, Yokohama 231-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Nihon Odori Street is special ?
Nihon Odori Street is located in the Kannai district of Naka ward in Yokohama. It is an unusually wide and beautifully serene, tree-lined road about 400 meters, connecting Yokohama Park (which includes Yokohama Stadium) and Zou-no-hana Park, the location of the historic Yokohama Port. At the time of its construction, it was the first "western -style" street in all of Japan. With an unusually wide road width of 36 meters, the walk down the street is both beautiful and liberating. Many tourists take a camera with them on a stroll down the street because of the seemingly endless sight of gingko trees and numerous historical buildings that line the street. In fact, the street is often used as a backdrop for many television dramas and commercials because of its exceptional scenery!
What to explore at Nihon Odori Street?
The best parts of Nihon Odori Street are the wonderful trees and elegant cafes! "Gooz" and "Alte Liebe" are great cafes if you want to have a nice relaxing cup of coffee outside in the sun. However many of you may be more drawn to the deep history of the area. There are many buildings built during the Taisho period (1912 - 1926) and the early Showa period (1926 - 1989) along the street and many people like to sketch the buildings because of their aesthetic qualities. Many of the main buildings in the Kannai area were built after the devastating Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 but there were some buildings that survived the earthquake.
Nihon Odori, Yokohama 231-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture