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Have a comfortable art time while looking at Yokohama Port
Elephant nose terrace

The Elephant Nose Terrace is built in the Elephant Nose Park, which has a historic remains named "Elephant Nose" because of the shape of the wharf seen from the sky.

Photo: Katsuhiro Ishikawa

The museum was opened on June 2, 2009 with the aim of becoming a "base where various people and cultures meet, connect, and create new cultures" at the port where cultures meet. A cozy rest house with an art space where Yokohama Port spreads out in front of you.

A big elephant welcomes us at the entrance. It is a symbol of dialogue and vitality that keeps an eye on the 150th anniversary of Yokohama and strongly guides Yokohama and humankind in the future.

《Elephant over time (Perry)》 Noboru Tsubaki

Poetry works are exhibited in the large window facing the sea on Zou-no-hana Terrace. It seems that it was born as an opportunity to get involved in the city.

<< 24 questions with an elephant's nose >> Shuntaro Tanikawa
Photo: Katsuhiro Ishikawa

The stools co-produced by children in Yokohama and Finnish artist Katya Tukiainen are also cute.

Stool made by creative children / Katja Tukiainen (2009)

There are also flyers for art events held in neighboring areas such as Kanagawa and Tokyo, centering on Yokohama. "ZOU-NO-HANA LI"BRARY (Elephant Nose Bunko)" is also available, and you can enjoy reading art books and picture books on the terrace while drinking tea.

You can also purchase products from the miscellaneous goods brand "Slow Label", which was born from a project that connects facilities and companies with disabilities in Yokohama city with artists who are active in Japan and overseas, and works on manufacturing that makes the most of its characteristics and the creation of its new system. All are handmade one-of-a-kind items.

There is also a cafe where you can enjoy the popular elephant Hana soft serve ice cream and elephant Hana beer, making it a space where children and adults can have a good time.

Photo: Katsuhiro Ishikawa

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Photo: Katsuhiro Ishikawa

"Zou-no-hana Terrace" is a regular exhibition of art, special exhibitions, theater projects, workshops, and marches.

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With the theme of "Happy Sunday with an elephant's nose," "Connected Marche" creates encounters, conversations, and fun discoveries. A lot of delicious things, cute things, and exciting things are lined up.

The 10th of every month is lunch day. At 12 o'clock on weekdays, the scenery of "lunch box" appears on the elephant's nose terrace. People working in the area gather at Zou-no-hana Terrace with their lunch boxes!

A workshop program for children that fosters children's creativity and flexible thinking. We invite artists of various genres from home and abroad to foster children's rich sensibilities through communication with them.

Performing arts program by Zou-no-hana Terrace. The director / choreographer creates a work by spinning the history, scenery, flowing people and time in the park of Elephant Nose Park using a theatrical technique.

"Snack Elephant Nohana" is a salon where people can meet and interact with each other, aiming for a terrace that is more open to the public. Create opportunities for artists to become moms / masters and have direct dialogue with visitors with a drink.

Development of urban tourism content that utilizes the creativity of artists, which we have been working on for the opening request in 2009. We are developing various sign works that enhance the presence of Zou-no-hana Terrace and various art programs that propose ways to play at Zou-no-hana Park.

Other unique events such as "Picnic Live", "Umibeno Library", "Seaside Concert", "Lecture + Tour Series / Elephant Nose Beginning Story" are held irregularly. While taking a walk along the coast of Yokohama, please drop in at "Zou-no-hana Terrace". A wonderful encounter that can only be found here should be waiting for you.

Zou-no-hana Terrace is a cultural tourism exchange relocation of Yokohama City that opened in 2009 and is a free rest house.

We regularly hold cultural programs such as art, performance, music and film.

There is a take-out style cafe "Elephant Nose Cafe" on the terrace.

  • Address
    1-chome, Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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  • Business Hour
    10: 00-18: 00 Open all year round (excluding the year-end and New Year holidays)