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A historical trip to a Japanese house and garden which were the venue for the Japan-U.S. Summit meeting.

Shonan Area 4h

At the Miki Sawada Memorial Hall where hidden treasures of Christianity gathered from accross japan are stored, you can see the miracle of those who kept thier faith. Next door you can feel teh relationship between Japan and the west at the mansion where Shigeru Yoshida, who signed the San Francisco Peace Treaty, spent the last few years of his life.

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Sawada-miki Memorial Hall

This museum, which had a renewal opening in March 2014, honors the late Miki Sawada (grandchild of Mitsubishi conglomerate founder Yatarou Iwasaki) who founded the “Elizabeth Sanders Home” orphanage, and displays secret Christian relics etc.

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Former Residence of Yoshida Shigeru

This is the residence of Shigeru Yoshida (1878-1967), who was the prime minister after the war. Originally, in 1884, his adoptive father Kenzo Yoshida bought the land and built the villa, but he took over it after father's death. From 1945, he made this his main resident and spent the rest of year. This facility restored the residence of Shigeru Yoshida.

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Lusca Hiratsuka

The area where the station building Lusca stands is full of nature. It also have a long history mixed with metropolitan sense of air. Lusca is trying to contribute Hiratsuka, Shonan area to build up the value of the life style there. Hoping for the people to feel happy living in Shonan area.

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