Nihon Oodori is the first western style street in Japan. It was completed in 1870 and designed by R.H. Blanton. The stately historic buildings such as Kanagawa Prefectural Government, the Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama District Court, Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. Yokohama building and the old Kanto Local Finance Bureau etc. line the Nihon Oodori. In autumn, open cafes along the road are a popular resting spot with a view of beautifully colored ginkgo.
Nihon-odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama