Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Statue of Liberty Park or Icho Park is home to Japan's largest Statue of Liberty. The Statue is on the same latitude as the original Lady Liberty. The park also has a great playground, beautiful gardens and sports fields. It is busy on the weekend with locals and american's alike.
Facilities- Restrooms are available. Vending machines and a small restaurant located across the street from the tennis courts.
Directions- The easiest way to get to the park is to take the Toll road from Misawa to the Shimoda exit. When you get the stoplight after exiting the toll road make a left turn. Proceed under the bridge stay in the left lane and make a left turn at the stoplight. Travel about 1 kilometer to the next stoplight and make a right. You will follow this road all the way to Hwy 338(watch for the signs to the park). Make a left turn onto the highway (convience store on the right). You will see signs like the following:
Follow these signs through the park area and you will be there. As you get more familiar with the area you will find a lot more ways to get there. Have Fun!