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Trace the History of Commodore Perry and Black Ships in Hakone

Western Area 19h15m

See Japan the way Commodore Perry did, as you enter Kurihama Port, where the Perry Expedition arrived, on a car ferry. Observe how Yokohama became after Japan started to move towards a new age, brought out of many years of isolation. You'll also be visiting Hakone, the land of the demise of Princess Kazunomiya, the heroine who experienced many unfortunate events due to the end of the Edo period. On day three, from the site of the Namamugi incident where a Satsuma samurai from the late Edo period murdered an Englishman, you'll be visiting many places linked to the Meiji Restoration, Westernization, and the opening of the port, almost bringing you back in time to the Meiji period.

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Tokyo Bay Ferry

A ferry connecting Kurihama Beach in Yokosuka (Kanagawa Prefecture) and Kanaya in Futtsu (Chiba Prefecture) in an estimated 40 minutes. Please enjoy the various sights from the ferry.

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Yokosuka Naval Port Cruise

Yokosuka Port has developed as a naval port ever since the American vessels commanded by Commodore Matthew C.Perry landed in Japan 160 years ago. Yokosuka is known for having the U.S. Naval Base United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, and the headquarters of the Marine Self-Defense Force. In this cruise, you can enjoy a tour of these facilities as well as an up-close viewing of the battles shi...

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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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View from Osanbashi Pier

The Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal is a major port where foreign cruise ships dock during international cruises. With a maximum height of 70m and width of 15m, the steel construction was designed by Alejandro Zaera Polo and Farshid Moussavi (a UK-based architect). The rooftop plaza provides a beautiful scenery of Yamashita Park, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse district, an...

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Yamashita Park

The first seaside park in Japan located right in front of Yokohama Port, stretching almost 700 meters from the east side of Osanbashi to Yamashita Pier. It was opened in 1930 by land filling with the rubbles from the Great Kanto Earthquake. The park includes a grass field, a rose garden, the “Little Girl With Red Shoes On” statue, the “Guardian of Water” statue which is ...

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Yokohama Chinatown

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world with 140 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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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally importan...

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Taikanzan Mountain

This mountain is located on the border of Yugawara and Hakone, allowing a magnificent view of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashinoko. It is named after the famous Japanese painter of pre-World War II Japanese art, Taikan Yokoyama, who was said to love painting Mount Fuji.

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Hakone Checkpoint

The current Hakone Checkpoint was rebuilt based on the “Report of the Restoration of Sōsyu Hakone Checkpoint in 1865” discovered in 1983, as well as in accordance with findings from excavation and research around the site, and has been open to the public since April 2007. Along with the restoration of the checkpoint buildings, including the main guardhouse, the senior guard lounge, and the f...

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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise offers sightseeing boats that sail around Lake Ashinoko, a popular spot in Hakone. There are three boats: Royal II, Victory, and Queen Ashinoko, and passengers can board the cruise at any of the three ports along the edge of the lake. Those ports are Hakonemachi-ko, Motohakone-ko, or Togendai-ko. We recommend the cruise that leaves from Motohakone-ko, as you can vi...

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