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Yokoamicho Park, Sumida

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Yokoamicho Park is a public park in the Yokoami district of Sumida, Tokyo, Japan.HistoryFollowing the Great Kantō earthquake on 1 September 1923, as many as 44,000 people were killed in the park when it was swept by a firestorm. Following this disaster the park became the location of the main memorial to the earthquake; the Earthquake Memorial Hall and a nearby charnel house containing the ashes of 58,000 victims of the earthquake.Following World War II, the park also became the location of the main memorial to the victims of the Bombing of Tokyo in 1944 and 1945. The ashes of 105,400 people killed in the raids were interred in Yokoamicho Park between 1948 and 1951. A memorial to the people killed in the raids was opened in the park in March 2001.
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  • The park was opened in 1930 as a memorial to the Kanto Earthquake of 1923. At the time of the earthquake this was being developed as a park and one of the few open areas around and many people came he...  more »
  • Just a few minutes walk from Ryogoku station. It's a park also a memorial statue. 両国駅から徒歩数分。 銀杏が綺麗な公園ですが、東京大空襲の慰霊の場にもなっています。 園内には空襲で変形した機械なども展示されています。  more »
  • This small urban park is located just north of the Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ryogoku Station. I was in the area, anyway, and wanted to visit the memorial of the WWII firebombings, which killed over 100,000...  more »
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  • One of the best parks I've ever seen. A paradise corner in a mega city.
  • In 1923, a big earthquake hit the Kanto area hard, claiming tens of thousands of lives. But, history tells us that there was another group of victims, some Koreans. They were killed ruthlessly and blindly by Japanese citizens based on wrong rumors. Plz, remember their deaths!
  • Japan Kanto Earthquake and Tokyo Bombing memorial park. Nice and calm park.
  • Great colours in autumn/fall. Lots of supervised preschoolers here. Worth stopping by after visiting the Kokugikan at Ryogoku.
  • This is a place of mourning. It feels more like a war memorial park than a place for kids. The commenters have valid points, but there's more history here than just a play park.