British Family Stroll Around Yokohama Ballpark

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Date & Time: Saturday, April 13, 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Spots: Yokohama Park, China Town, Yamashita Park, Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack), Nihon odori, Yokohama Stadium
Visitors: British couple and their son
Attendant: 1 KSGG member
Language: English

The visitors were scheduled to watch a baseball game, so they toured around the Yokohama Ballpark area. They walked around a pond in the Japanese garden near the ballpark, and spotted a lot of tadpoles and a big turtle. The turtle was basking in the sun. Those creatures pleased the eight-year-old boy. They learned about the Chinese gates erected at the four corners of Yokohama Chinatown: Genbu or black turtle (North), Suzaku or red bird (South), Seiryu or blue dragon (East), and Byakko or white tiger (West). They checked out the Genbu gate and confirmed the color of its pillar was black and a black turtle was drawn on top of the gate. They had early lunch, and went to the Yamashita Park by the Yokohama Port. They really liked the refreshing park. The couple sat on the bench and laid back, watching their son yelling at the jelly fish he found in the sea.
Then, they visited the Jack, Port Opening Memorial Hall, and came back to the Yokohama Stadium via the Nihon Odori street. During the tour they found a lot of British engineers had contributed to the development of Yokohama.