The home of the naval base, there is both a Japanese and American population around Yokosuka. Multi-cultural and traditional influences are expressed in every little detail of this city. No wonder why there are so many restaurants, pubs and bars with a touch of Western style that reside around town. Many travellers who know of Japan's proud history come to this city just to see Yokosuka Naval Base, headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet. Watch out for 'Friendship Day' whereby the public are able to come and explore inside the base. Furthermore, Yokosuka is blessed with parks that are rich with horticultural elegance such as Kurihama Flower World – well-known for its 1 million blooming poppies in the middle of May to the middle of June, Verny Park – the sea front park with roses and fountains, Anjinzuka Park – a gorgeous park of 10,000 cherry trees and Tukayama Park – an unforgettable ambiance of cherry blossoms. Many people still don't know the secret of Yokosuka: this city is the home to the mouth-watering Japanese curry rice. Not long ago, various restaurants in Yokosuka added to their menus a new dish called the 'Yokosuka burger, influenced from an American Navy recipe. Accor Hotels in Yokosuka provide their hallmark standard of service and accommodation for business and leisure travellers. Mercure Yokosuka provides the largest ballroom in Yokosuka along with abundant facilities that mean it is an excellent choice for meetings. Easily accessible, it is only a few minutes from the Yokosuka naval bases and one hour from central Tokyo by train.