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
1 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 .
2 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 3 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.
|Address||1-2-1 Kosugaya Sakae-ku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN|
|Business Hour*1||It depends on each facility. Please check the website for details.|
|Closed*2||Mondays (open on holidays),Year-end holidays and New Year holidays(December 29th through January 3rd)|
|Genre*3||Culture, History, Life|
|Entrance Fee*4||Admission fee is required for the permanent exhibition rooms only. Adults ¥400, high school students, students (including those under 20 years old and not in elementary or junior high school) 65 years old and over ¥200, elementary and junior high school students ¥100|
|Access*5||3 minutes walk from Hongo-dai Station (JK 02) on the JR Negishi Line.|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|