Wakasu

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Wakasu seaside Park

Wakasu (若洲?) also Wakasu Island, is an island located in Koto, Tokyo. It is located south of Shin-Kiba and is connected to a new unnamed island to the south by the Tokyo Gate Bridge.

Etymology[edit]

Wakasu means "Young province" in Japanese.

Details[edit]

Wakasu, like many other areas of Tokyo, is reclaimed land. Save for the camping ground, Wakasu was constructed on a base of trash, a form of land reclamation common in Japan.

Roughly half of the island is an industrial zone, while the other half contains the Wakasu Seaside Park[1][2] Wakasu Golf Course[3] and a popular camping ground.[4] There is also a large wind turbine located nearby the golf course. The 18-hole golf course and the campground attract many people from all over Tokyo.

Wakasu was planned to be the venue for sailing events at the 2020 Summer Olympics.,[5] but as of 2015 it is planned that the yachting will take place in Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation - Wakasu Seaside Park Retrieved September 17, 2015
  2. ^ Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation - Yacht Training Site Retrieved September 17, 2015
  3. ^ Wakasu Golf Links - Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation Retrieved September 17, 2015
  4. ^ Koto Ward Wakasu Public Park - Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation Retrieved September 17, 2015
  5. ^ "Venue Plan". Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Games Plan - TOKYO 2020 Retrieved September 17, 2015

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Coordinates: 35°37′N 139°50′E / 35.617°N 139.833°E / 35.617; 139.833