National Mall Monuments: The Japanese Stone Pagoda

Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
September 8, 2014
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Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
September 8th, 2014
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The Japanese Stone Pagoda is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it memorials in Washington, D.C. It is a small statue located along the Tidal Basin Trail at the southern end of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. There really isn’t much more than that, unless you’re on a scavenger hunt to find all the monuments and memorials in the city (just like I am).

The Washington Monument is seen beyond the Japanese Stone Pagoda on a trail around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

View of the Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin from the Japanese Pagoda.

The Pagoda was a gift from the mayor of Yokohama, Japan in 1957. Just a year later it was dedicated at the site it sits today around the Tidal Basin. Although there are no more information sheets, inscriptions, or history at this site, it still has a great view of the nearby Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.

If you would like to view more photos from The National Mall in Washington, D.C., please visit my website at http://photography.southeasterntraveler.com/Washington-DC/The-National-Mall/

Hours – This memorial is open 24/7.

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