What kind of place is Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship? (Earth Plaza)

  • Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship (or "Earth Plaza") is a prefectural, multi-purpose facility opened in February, 1998 in Sakae-ku, a ward of Yokohama.
  • Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship has the nickname "Earth Plaza". This nickname got its inspiration from two things -"earth" and "tomorrow" (asu in Japanese) . It incorporates the feeling of "Think about the future of the earth."
  • "Global Citizens" are people who think daily about solving global issues, such as peace, the environment and poverty. Global Citizens view themselves as members of all the earth's living things and act locally to address these issues.

Three Objectives of Earth Plaza

Nurturing rich awareness in children

Earth Plaza provides a place for fostering children with rich sensitivity and awareness so that they can grow up to be Global Citizens .

Fostering consciousness as Global Citizens

Earth Plaza provides a place for learning to help visitors to deepen their awareness of international understanding, peace and global issues, and enhance the consciousness of Global Citizens.

Support international activities

Earth Plaza supports international exchange and cooperation by providing information and a place for activities and helping to foster human relations.

What is at Earth Plaza?

Rental Facilities

Open:
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closed
Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)

Exhibition Rooms

Open:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Mondays (open on holidays), Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)

On the Fifth Floor there are three exhibition rooms for supporting children's learning and a theater hall.

Film Library and Information Forum

Library Open
Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Information Forum Open
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Mondays (open on holidays), Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)

Videos and other materials that would help you to learn about international understanding are available for your use.

Fair -Trade shop & Restaurant

Lounge

Open
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed
Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)

Parking Lot

Open
6:30 a.m. - midnight
Closed
Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)
Parking fee
100 yen / 20 minutes for standard-sized cars.
400 yen / 30 minutes for full-sized cars.
*Max. 1,200yen from 6:30 to midnight for standard-sized cars.

Address:〒247-0007 1-2-1 Kosugaya Sakae-ku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN Tel:045-896-2121

 
 
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