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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 »
  • Edo Tokyo Museum behind. There are places to make offerings to those sacrificed in the Tokyo air raids. World ahead or its predecessors devoted to quiet prayer, without conflict.
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  • Many facilities for the Park is located about a 15-minute walk from Ryogoku station, a memorial service for victims of the earthquake, Tokyo restoration Memorial Hall and Tokyo Metropolitan Memorial Hall and Tokyo air raids there. It is a park can learn about history, don't forget.
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  • I have not been here but this houses a memorial and grave for the people killed by a fire tornado in the September first 1923 kanto earthquake the Korean victims of Lynch mobs after the earthquake and people killed by American bombing raids on Tokyo. Those people should not have died and they will always be remembered R.I.P.
  • Great Park. Lots of open space to run around and steps to climb. The jungle gym is new and has real fine sand around it that blends into the sand pit. Its a wood jungle gym, with a lot of rope netting. The slide is real fast! Ages 6 ~ 12 but my 2 year old really enjoyed it.
  • 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.
  • Large park.
  • i want stay here