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Four Seasons of Japan: Autumn
-How to Enjoy Autumn in Yokohama-
Adding colors to traditional Japanese gardens and historic structures, the autumn foliage transforms Sankeien Garden into an even more charming atmosphere. The garden, spanning about 175,000 square meters (about 43 acres), becomes adorned with shades of red and yellow from late November to early December, enhancing its beauty. The garden not only features ponds and greenery but also historic Japanese buildings of significant value moved from places like Kyoto and Kamakura, making it a perfect destination for autumn strolls in Yokohama. Among the 17 historic buildings, 10 have been designated Important Cultural Properties, and the entire garden is designated as a national scenic spot. In the heart of the outer garden, a large pond hosts traditional Japanese boats, and the symbolic three-story pagoda of Sankeien Garden can be seen, offering a picturesque landscape.

Sankeien Garden
Address:58-1 Honmokusannotani, Naka Ward,
Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0824
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Last entry at 4:30 PM)
Closed: December 26th to 31st
Admission until September 30th: Adults (high school age and above) 700 yen, Children (elementary and middle school) 200 yen
Admission from October 1st: Adults (high school age and above) 900 yen, Children (elementary and middle school) 200 yen
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The Rose Tunnel at the Yokohama English Garden
Kanazawa Zoo & Kanazawa Natural Park
Located amidst Yokohama's largest green spaces, the Kanazawa Zoo & Kanazawa Natural Park cover a vast area of approximately 60 hectares (about 148 acres). The park, situated on hilly terrain, is divided into the zoo and the botanical area, with clear views of the Boso Peninsula beyond Tokyo Bay on clear days. In the botanical area, you'll find attractions such as a 100-meter-long roller slide and barbecue facilities, while the zoo area showcases rare herbivorous animals from around the world alongside familiar local creatures, emphasizing conservation efforts. Activities like "Goat Snack Time" ensure a day full of smiles for families with children. While enjoying the changing seasons and the view of autumn leaves, partake in outdoor activities here.

Address: 5 Chome-15-1 Kamariyahigashi, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0042

Kanazawa Zoo
Hours: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Last entry at 4:00 PM)
Closed: Every Monday (closed the following day if Monday is a public holiday), December 29th to January 1st. May and October are open every day.
Admission: General/500 yen, High school students and Middle school students/300 yen, Elementary students/200 yen, Under elementary school age/free

Kanazawa Natural Park (Botanical Area)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open year-round
Admission: Natural Park (Botanical Area) - Free
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Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Where to Stay: Hotel New Grand
During the autumn foliage season, we recommend staying at the elegant "Hotel New Grand," where the contrast with the golden ginkgo trees is truly breathtaking. Since its opening in 1927, the hotel has stood as a landmark in front of Yamashita Park and has been cherished throughout the years. The main building, which has walked hand in hand with Yokohama as a window to foreign cultures, boasts elegant architecture with a rich history and tradition, representing one of Japan's classic hotels. The 18-story Tower Building, opened in 1991, combines modernity befitting an international city like Yokohama. From the front rooms, you can enjoy a splendid view of Yokohama Harbor, including the Bay Bridge, Osanbashi Pier, and Yamashita Park. With easy access via a limousine bus from Haneda Airport in about 25 minutes, it's a convenient choice.

Hotel New Grand
Address: 10 Yamashitachō, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023
Number of Rooms: 238
Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
Rates: See website

Kiyoken Shiumai Bento
What to Eat: Seafood Doria & Napolitan
Yokohama has given birth to numerous dishes that have spread throughout Japan, including ramen and beer. Among these is the "Seafood Doria," created on the spot by the first head chef, Saly Weil, to provide a nourishing meal for a foreign guest who has fallen ill. The "Spaghetti Napolitan" originated from the second head chef's desire to make military-issue spaghetti more delicious. These dishes are still available for enjoyment at The Café on the first floor of the main building. Why not savor these flavorful dishes while taking in the ever-changing cityscape?

The Café
Address: 10 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0023, 1st floor of Hotel New Grand
Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Things to do at THE WHARF HOUSE Yamashita Park
Yokohama Merchandise - YOKOHAMA001
For unique products and souvenirs that encapsulate the spirit of Yokohama, consider exploring "YOKOHAMA001 Goods." This collective term encompasses regional brands that value craftsmanship. Honoring the city's historical "advanced spirit" and its enthusiasm for creation since its opening and internationalization, YOKOHAMA001 Goods aims to brand distinct Yokohama products. A biennial selection process is held to curate these one-of-a-kind items. The 19th edition awarded the "Hotel New Grand Ready-to-Eat Series." You can now enjoy the traditional flavor of "Napolitan Sauce," passed down through generations of chefs, in the comfort of your home. The Japanese-influenced Western dishes "Corn Soup" and "Beef Curry" are also recommended.

Address: 7th floor of Yokohama Takashimaya, 1-6-31 Minami-ko, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8601
Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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