Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kannonzaki Park - 観音崎公園

Kannonzaki Park in Yokosuka near Uraga is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the woods, beach, rocky cliffs, old lighthouse, and the preserved footprints of Godzilla left there the first time he came ashore from Tokyo Bay. I don't have much to write about it so enjoy some pictures.

This shot was taken from the top of Kannonzaki Lighthouse.

Godzilla (Gojira or ゴジラ) first came ashore from the depths of Tokyo Bay here at Kannonzaki Park. His footprints have been preserved. (yeah, they got the scale wrong.)

The beach at the Park.

The first appearance of the War Memorial from the path on the hillside below. The white structure is reminiscent of the sail of a ship at sea.

Also at the site is a sculpture of sailors adrift at sea. It is emotionally very powerful. Emperor Showa visited this site. There is a stone in the gardens that commemorates that visit.

(Video not taken by the Wandering Gaijin)


1 comment:

Thibaut B. said...

Oh I remember my trip in Yokosuka and the Kannonzaki Park : sublime !