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Yokoamicho Park, Sumida

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#76 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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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  • I read your "yokodzuna" and "Ami'll just Park" is. In downtown pretty big park is a neighborhood grandparents resting place. This is a good place to enjoy Tokyo's municipal.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Overlooked park not mentioned in many guide books that needs more exposure for its beauty. Includes many memorials to victims of various tragedies and disasters. Pictures include the Memorial Museum for Korean Victims which Google Maps incorrectly pins as the Kanto Earthquake Memorial
  • 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.
  • We accidently happened upon this temple and museum that remembers the lives lost during the Tokyo air raids and earthquakes, on our way to the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Beautiful and quiet place.
  • 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!

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