Sound of waves. Coffee at a glass-fronted cafe. Creative evening illuminations. Terrace facing a spectacular bayside view. These are just few things you can experience at Zo no Hana Park, Yokohama.
Zo no Hana Park and Cafe
1-1-1 Kaigandōri, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Access: Minato Mirai Line (Nihon Odori Station, 5 mins walk), Keihin Tohoku and Yokohama Subway (Kannai Station, 16 mins walk)
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Locally-sourced foods are served in the cafe such as Sandwich with 3 kinds of Kamakura ham (¥780), Tomato Keema Curry (¥750) and Fried Pizza (¥600).
A very creative place to do some coding, writing or brainstorming. You can bring a book or just sit down and enjoy the view.
Then have some stroll outside to see the magnificent view of the bayside. Zo no Hana was the site of the landing point of Commodore Perry on his second visit to Japan from the United States on March 31st, 1854 and is said to be the birthplace of Yokohama Port.
By the evening, an artistic illumination can be watched at the park. With the cool breeze and the relaxing sound of the waves, evening is the best times to have some walk here in Zo no Hana.
Walking back towards Nihon Odori Station to ride the train, I saw the astonishing view of Yokohama’s European-inspired building, such as the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack’s Tower).
It was surely a very creative afternoon and a relaxing evening. Oyasumi nasai.