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The Past of Yokohama Port

In Yokohama, where many of Japan's firsts remain, you'll be looking back on Japan's Westernization while at the same being captivated by the exotic side of the city.

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Gas Lamp Monument

Yokohama 15m

In 1872 (Meiji 5), Kaemon Takashima's "Nippon Gasshachu" installed gas lamps on Bashamichi and Honmachi Streets, making them the first gas lamps in Japan. The pillars...

Bashamichi

Yokohama 30m

Bashamichi is the name of an area and a road in Naka-ku, Yokohama. The name "Bashamichi" comes from the fact that people at that time, who saw foreigners living...

NYK Maritime Museum of History

Yokohama 30m

This museum presents the history of how ships transferring people, goods, and culture have opened up the sea route from Japan to overseas since the Meiji period....

Yokohama Customs (Queen’s Tower)

Yokohama 30m

Built in 1934, this building has a characteristic tower with a mosque-like appearance. The circular lines of the building give it the nickname of “Queen” in...

Yokohama Archives of History

Yokohama 30m

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...

Hotel New Grand

Yokohama 15m

Established in 1927, this classic hotel is reminiscent of Yokohama in the past when the port was first opened. 

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