Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi
Street and Viewing point in Ronda
Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi or Walkway of Kazunori Yamauchi is a walkway in Ronda, Spain. There are great views to be had from here down to the bottom of the gorge.
It forms the final part of the Paseo de Blas Infante and is closet to the Tajo and the Guadalevin river. The street snakes around the Parador de Ronda and joins the Paseo de Ernest Hemingway.
History of Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi
In the 6th edition of the Gran Turismo of racing games which was released in 2013, Kazunori Yamauchi and the team of Polyphony Digital used the streets of the Andalusian city of Ronda in their project. The crew managed to give them down to the smallest detail. Gran Turismo 6 was then unveiled in Dec 2013 in a two-day media event that was held in Ronda.
The Paseo was named in honour of Kazunori Yamauchi in 2013. According to Ronda’s city mayor Maria de la Paz Fernandez Lobato, “There is no doubt that his work has a huge cultural resonance with people today. He has driven the racing game genre to new levels of realism and his creations are as much art as technology. Ronda’s association with Gran Turismo is also a reflection that our ancient city is a modern, vibrant place to live and very much part of the 21st century.”