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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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  • September 27, 2017
    I visited while the child is undergoing tests. Park settled in great Kanto earthquake memorial. People who took refuge there in army clothing Depot was originally, so much is sacrificed. It was a profound Park.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Because it was before the earthquake, large army clothing Depot land, yokoamicho Park with harrowing memories concentrated many of us with big luggage during the earthquake, refuge to ignite fire in luggage, many people lost their lives here. Is maintained as a Memorial after the earthquake, but in the war ahead of downtown Tokyo air raids again fire suffered, I repeat the disastrous history. It is a park with such a sacred history.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Coincidentally his way towards the Aquarium of Sumida when passing through this park I entered it and I could really see with true interest this park that includes a tribute to the victims of wars, earthquake that have so severely ravaged the capital frequent. It is not a place that appears especially preferred in any guide but my found me a really awesome place. There is a monument to children who died in the war that seemed endearing. In the main building, at the top of the sides, there are pictures that reflect the effects of wars and earthquakes that have plagued Tokyo (in particular the Kanto earthquake and the bombing of the SGM). Finally, a place for reflection.
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  • June 14, 2017
    One of the best parks I've ever seen. A paradise corner in a mega city.
  • March 7, 2017
    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!
  • April 11, 2017
    Japan Kanto Earthquake and Tokyo Bombing memorial park. Nice and calm park.
  • December 17, 2016
    Great colours in autumn/fall. Lots of supervised preschoolers here. Worth stopping by after visiting the Kokugikan at Ryogoku.
  • October 16, 2016
    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.

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