Watch docked warships at the site of the first modern Japanese arsenal at Verny Park, a seaside area covered with roses, carrying the name of its French designer, Léonce Verny. Yokosuka US Navy base and a Japanese Navy area across the bay provide a good opportunity to photograph docking destroyers, moored submarines, and huge cargo supply ships. The park abounds with many varieties of roses, meticulously labeled so you can remember which one you liked most. Take a relaxing stroll and observe locals walking their dogs, then pop into the small museum, which gives a good insight in the history of the area and its great industrial heritage. Plan to visit Verny Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yokosuka attractions using our Yokosuka driving holiday planner.
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Verny Park reviews
We visited the Verny Park a couple of times on our way to the train station. It is very well landscaped with lots of benches to sit and enjoy the view. You have great views of the Navy ships both US..... more »
Verny Park was named for the French engineer who designed the Yokosuka arsenal/ironworks. Apparently, this was the location where many western "firsts" took place. The arsenal was apparently a... more »
Great park to relax! You can see the US navy base and the base of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force from here! Long wood board deck here!! You can have a bench to see the bay!! There are good garden too! You can enjoy beautiful roses in the season. That’s super beautiful!! It’s close to JR Yokosuka station and Starbucks coffee store! It’s easy to get in!! You can enjoy here with good coffee on weekends!! Enjoy!!
This is a nice place to take a walk and look over into the water. On New Years Eve, they have a countdown, and have fireworks.
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