Hirobumi Garden at Nojima Koen - Hirofumi Ito was Japan’s first prime minister. He had a beautiful thatched roof villa built overlooking Tokyo Bay on the edge of Yokohama looking out over the water, with Japanese pine trees adorning the foreground and garden. The villa was built in 1896, and restored in 2009 and now is part of Nojima Koen Park. Nojima itself is a small island just off the shore in Kanazawa-ku Yokohama designated as a place of scenic beauty by the Kanazawa Prefecture government. Nojima is connected with the mainland by bridges.