Nao Santa Maria Monument
This monument at Landfall Park commemorates a Japanese effort to recreate Columbus' original intention to get to Asia.
In October 1991, a replica of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria - built by the Nao Santa Maria Foundation of Japan and with Haruo Yamamoto as Captain - made landfall here on its journey from Barcelona, Spain to Kobe, Japan. They came to "pay homage to Columbus and his crew and carried a message of hope for harmony between men and nations, between man and the environment and between the earth and the universe." - Haruki Kadokawa, Executive President, Nao Santa Maria Foundation of Japan
Persons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments should be careful when moving around on the sandy soil.
Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed pets are permitted, but should be controlled.