Is this a European patio? no in Yokohama Japan!
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
Former Grand Hotel in Yokohama
I went to the Hotel New Grand in Yokohama.
There was a 360-room hotel for foreigners here called the Grand Hotel built in 1873.
The owner was a British guy.
But it was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
The British owner received insurance money but gave up on rebuilding.
Hotel New Grand
Later, Yokohama’s political, business, and civic circles joined forces to rebuild.
Finally, in 1927, the building was rebuilt.
The name was changed to Hotel New Grand, with the addition of “New”.
It’s in reference to the former extravagant Grand Hotel.
The former Grand Hotel was extravagant and catered to the truly rich.
The new New Grand Hotel is designed for the enjoyment of the general public.
Celebrities from around the world have stayed at the hotel.
Charlie Chaplin of the movies, Babe Ruth of baseball, and Douglas MacArthur, who was responsible for Japan’s occupation policy after World War II.
Yamashita Park, one of the most famous parks in Yokohama, is just in front of the hotel and can be seen from the ocean side windows.
When I was there in May, I saw the Rose Festival in Yamashita Park.
The old building is open to everyone with its grand staircase and lobby.
And you can sit and relax in the lobby.
Yamashita Park is right in front of the hotel on foot.
If you are tired of the big city atmosphere of Tokyo, why not immerse yourself in the retro atmosphere of 100 years ago in Yokohama?
To get there, it takes 40 minutes from Shibuya in Tokyo to Motomachi Chukagai Station.
It’s 1 minute walk from there.
You can go there by day trip from Tokyo easily!
Enjoy modern Tokyo and retro Yokohama same trip!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!