Exploring Japan: Naka Ward, Yokohama Part 3 – Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen

Welcome to part 3 of my Naka Ward walk.  This time, it’s Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen, or Harbour View Park.  It’s in Yamate, and has the best view of Yokohama Bay Bridge.  At the time, not many flowers were blooming.  I’ve read that spring and fall are the best times to see flowers.  So, here are the pictures!

Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen in Yamate.

Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen in Yamate.

It's a flower.

It's a flower.

It's another flower!

It's another flower!

Now, big trees!

Now, big trees!

A fountain in Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen

A fountain in Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen

A water feature in the park that goes downhill.

A water feature in the park that goes downhill.

This is the bottom of the water feature.

This is the bottom of the water feature.

A small pavilion in the park.

A small pavilion in the park.

A pond in the park.

A pond in the park.

An open area in the park.  You can see Marine Tower in the distance.

An open area in the park. You can see Marine Tower in the distance.

A view of the port and Yokohama Bay Bridge from the park.

A view of the port and Yokohama Bay Bridge from the park.

Another view of the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

Another view of the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

The position of Yokohama on a sundial in the park.

The position of Yokohama on a sundial in the park.

A view point in the park.

A view point in the park.

Yet another view of the port and bridge.

Yet another view of the port and bridge.

You guessed it, another view of the port and bridge.

You guessed it, another view of the port and bridge.

A bridge going into another part of the park.

A bridge going into another part of the park.

A statue of an adult and two children.

A statue of an adult and two children.

A historical site that was owned by the French.  It was destroyed during the 1923 earthquake.

A historical site that was owned by the French. It was destroyed during the 1923 earthquake.

Inside the ruins of the destroyed French building.

Inside the ruins of the destroyed French building.

The original floor plan of the French building.

The original floor plan of the French building.

Another view of the ruins.

Another view of the ruins.

The northern edge of Minato-no-Mieru Oka Park.

The northern edge of Minato-no-Mieru Oka Park.

Crossing the river to go to Yamashita Park, I noticed these white things in the river.

Crossing the river to go to Yamashita Park, I noticed these white things in the river.

Let's zoom closer.  They're jellyfish!

Let's zoom closer. They're jellyfish!

Yes, jellyfish in the river.  I was surprised.  There were hundreds of them!  Anyway, this is the end of part 3.  Next part will be Yamashita Park (and possibly the rest of the pictures).

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