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Namamugi Former Tokaido Route Festival, Food, History and Night Scenery

Yokohama, Kawasaki 6h

This tour offers you a lot. From tasting fresh seafood to sweets, visiting beer brewery to appreciating beautiful night-time illuminations, you can enjoy all of them at once in one tour.

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Namamugi Fish Market Street

The traditions from being a fisherman town has been passed down from generations to generations since the Edo Period. Here, you can buy fresh fish at an estimated 20 stalls which are visited even by professional chefs. With traces of the old Tokaido, this is a popular spot amongst both Japanese and foreign tourists.

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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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Tsurumi Shrine

Back in the day, it was called Sugiyama Myojin but was renamed Tsurumi Shrine in 1920 (Taisho 9). It has been reported that it was founded in Empress Suiko's generation and Yayoi pottery was found.

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