"Verny Park", a French garden with a view of the Port of Yokosuka
In 2001, the former “Rinkai Koen” (“seaside park”) reopened as Verny Park, incorporating the style of the French garden.
It is a beautiful park that is famous for 1,400 or so rose plants that grow in flowerbeds placed throughout it.
A Western-style gazebo, a fountain, and lamps designed after gas lights create an exotic atmosphere.
The roses in the park bloom all at once from May to June every year, creating photogenic scenery with ships moored at the naval ports in the background.
Verny Park is an excellent scenic location with a view encompassing the JMSDF Yokosuka Naval Base and the United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka across the water.
There is a boardwalk and benches along the sea, making this park a favorite place among locals and tourists alike to relax and enjoy the soft sea breeze.