Attraction 230 Yamatecho Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0862 Japan Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Yamate Italian Garden is special ?
Yamate, a quiet and peaceful garden is designed in an Italian style with a symmetrical layout featuring planting beds bordered by clipped hedges, a water course and a fountain. It was called Italia Yama or the Italian Hill, as this is where the Italian consulate was located from 1880 to 1886. There is a view across Yokohama to Minato Mirai 21 from the garden, and on a clear day it is possible to see Mount Fuji behind the fountain. Two Western houses, the Diplomat's House and Bluff 18 Ban-kan have been rebuilt on the grounds of the garden, both of which are open to the public.
What to explore at Yamate Italian Garden?
Spent about an hour there having green tea and Japanese pastry, exploring the Diplomat’s House and Bluff 18 Ban-Kan residence which were relocated. The land area was the former Italian Consulate during the Meiji Period and has a view that overlooks Yokohama. The park also has a nice garden and water fountain. There is not much English translation, except in the Bluff 18 residence. The cost is free and they are open from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
How to get to Yamate Italian Garden?
Five minute walk from Ishikawacho Station’s south exit (JR Nigishi Line)
- A nice view of Yokohama port
- Fancy Houses and Nice View
- Quiet and peaceful garden
- Wonderful water fountain
- Good for walking around
230 Yamatecho Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0862 Japan
Tips for you
It's only a three-minute uphill walk from JR Yamate station. In the garden there are two fancy houses recently moved and reconstructed in this garden. Uchida House of a Diplomat was recently moved and reconstructed but the house fits the garden so well as if it had been originally facing the garden. Bluff #18 adjacent to the Uchida House is also nice as well. From the garden you can have a nice view of Yokohama port area. And what is amazing is both the garden and houses are free of charge to enter.