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2 Days of Visiting Historic Sites from "Bakumatsu" to "Bunmei kaika"

Yokohama, Kawasaki 8h30m

Starting with visiting remains of cannons in Odaiba park that are deeply related to the Arrival of Black Ships, we will also go to Asakusa where the atmosphere of the Edo period still remains. Next day, you can visit historic sites that are relevant to Meiji Restoration and opening itself to other countries for trade. It will be like a time-travel to the Meiji period.

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Odaiba beach

Artificial sand beach in the center of Tokyo in the length of about 800 meters. The sands used fot this beach are from Kozu shima of Izu islands. Many events are held through spring to autumn. The Rainbow bridge and the high-rise buildings make great view from the beach. Swimming is prohibited. Photos provided by Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation

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Daiba Park

Daiba means battery. Edo shogunate built 6 batteries in order to protect Japan from American fleets which demanded Tokugawa shogunate to open up port toward America. This is the reason this place is called Daiba. It is now a large park and is a hot tourism area. Photos provided by Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation

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Imado Shrine

Imado shrine is known as the one which has the first welcoming cat "Maneki Neko" in Edo era. There are two welcoming cats in front of the shrine. Many people who want good luck in love come here.

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Scene of the Namamugi Incident and Monument

This is the scene of the Namamugi Incident in 1862, where British merchants were slashed when they interrupted the procession of Shimazu Hisamitsu, the feudal lord of Satsuma. As revenge, the British bombarded Kagoshima, resulting in the Anglo-Satsuma War. However, as a result of the war, ties between Satsuma and Britain were strengthened, encouraging modernization. These Anglo-Satsuma ties bec...

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Hotel New Grand

Established in 1927, this classic hotel is reminiscent of Yokohama in the past when the port was first opened. As a renowned hotel of Yokohama, the international city, this hotel continues to serve VIPs from around the world.

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Yokohama Archives of History

Displays materials on Yokohama history from the end of the Edo period/Opening up of the port period to the beginning of the Showa period. The building was formerly used as the British consulate until 1972. There is a historical camphor tree in the courtyard. *Includes a cafe.

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Yokohama Chinatown

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world with140 years of history. More than 500 restaurants and shops fill an area of about 500 square meters. Known as one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan along with those in Kobe and Nagasaki.

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