Yokosuka is roughly divided into four areas: the Central area, the largest downtown in the city, the North area, the East area, and the West area. Each area has a lot of must-see sights unique to Yokosuka.
Extending around Nagaura Port, the North area has many historic spots, such as modernization heritages, including the former navy facilities that date back to the Meiji era as well as temples and shrines. With spectacular cherry and plum blossom viewing sights, the area has a lot to offer to visitors.
Tsukayama Park is an excellent place to enjoy the natural beauty in each season.The park is especially well known for its cherry blossoms in spring, attracting many people each year.Taura Plum Grove
Over two thousand plum trees grow at Taura Plum Grove, a famous plum-flower site that has been selected as one the "100 places to enjoy flowers in Kanagawa."Hakuseki Inari Shrine
You can see a tunnel-like shrine with more than 50 red torii gates. This is the entrance to another world.Takatoriyama Park
From Mt Takatoriyama, 139 meters above sea level, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama taking in Mt Fuji, Izu, Hakone, and the Boso Peninsula.
This fascinating area includes Kurihama and Uraga, historic places closely related to the opening of Japan to the world, and is dotted with art museums, hotels, and warm bath facilities on the leafy hill facing the sea. Kannonzaki, a place where there is Kannonzaki Lighthouse, Japan’s first Western-style lighthouse, is one of the must-see sights.
Uraga no Watashi （Ferryboat)
Nicknamed “ponpon-sen,” Uraga’s ferry has been a symbol of Uraga, connecting the east and west Kano shrines.Perry Commemorative Museum
The Perry Commemorative Museum exhibits written sources of historical information, scale models, and other items related to the arrival of U.S. Navy commander Matthew Calbraith Perry in Japan in the 19th century.Yokosuka Research Park
Yokosuka Research Park (abbreviated as “YRP”) was built in October, 1997 as a research & development center for radio wave technology and ICT.Nobi Coast・Kitashitaura Coast
A coast continues from Nobi to Nagasawa and Tsukui.The path along Nobi Coast, extending about 2.5 km, is excellent for taking walks through ocean breeze.Hashirimizu Reservoir
Both the brick and concrete portions of this reservoir have been nationally registered as Tangible Cultural Property and as cultural properties composing Japan Heritage, and they are still in use.Kinugasayama Park
Kinugasayama Park is one of Kanagawa prefecture’s most well-known places to view cherry blossoms, boasting two thousand cherry trees.Hashirimizu Shrine
This is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto and Oto Tachibana Hime no Mikoto as deities.West Kano Shrine
It is also popular as a power spot, and it is said that a wish will come true if you put magatama beads of the West Kano Shrine in an amulet case of the East Kano Shrine and wear it on you.East Kano Shrine
It is also popular as a power spot, and it is said that a wish will come true if you put magatama beads of the West Kano Shrine in an amulet case of the East Kano Shrine and wear it on you.Kannonzaki Prefectural Park
"In the Meiji era (1868-1912), the Kannonzaki Park was a military fortress.There are historical heritages where shows the situation at that time today in this park."Kurihama Flower Park
This is a flower paradise that is colored in various ways throughout the seasons, such as poppies in the spring and a million cosmos plants in the fall.Tsukuihama Tourist Farm
As the Miura Peninsula has a mild climate, crops mature faster, and you can enjoy picking strawberries in the spring and picking tangerines in the fall.Yokosuka Museum of Art
A seaside museum located in one of the best locations in the Miura Peninsula, ranked in the top 5 scenic museums nationwide.
In this area that is the central district of Yokosuka, you can directly feel the history of Yokosuka that has developed as a naval port. The area is the center of Yokosuka culture, as exemplified by international cuisines like Indian, Chinese, or Italian food and clubs with live music. This area also offers a dock for the ferry bound for Sarushima Island, the only uninhabited island in Tokyo Bay.
No.2 SEA FORT
No.2 SEA FORT (“No.2 Kaiho”) is one of the three man-made fort islands in Tokyo Bay that were built from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).MIKASA TERMINAL / SARUSHIMA VISITOR CENTER
MIKASA TERMINAL/SARUSHIMA VISITOR CENTER has a ticket sales booth (“ticket terminal”), a waiting area, and a tourist information center.Umibe Fishing Park
Umibe Fishing Park is a spacious park extending about 500 m with a view of Sarushima Island and the Bōsō Peninsula, making it a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts.Umikaze Park
Umikaze Park has a spacious lawn area by the sea, with a view of Sarushima Island right ahead.Enjoy a barbecue with friends and family here while taking in the sea of Yokosuka.Yokosuka Navy Curry Honpo
The Yokosuka Navy Curry Honpo has an image of the inside of the battleship Mikasa, and you can enjoy curry while listening to the background music that was playing inside the battleship in the Meiji era.Wakamatsu Market
Wakamatsu Market started after the war as a place where people could exchange vital supplies.Today, it is a restaurant area, with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Showa era (1926–1989).Dobuita Street
There are souvenir shops and restaurants selling military goods and Sukajan (souvenir jackets), and a one-shot bar where you can easily stop by.Chuo Peace Park
"This is a park with a good panoramic view of central Yokosuka.
There is a museum in the park, where you can learn about the nature and history of the Miura Peninsula."
It is the world’s oldest steel battleship in existence, and has been certified as a constituent cultural asset of Japan Heritage.Verny park
In the park, you can see not only about 1,400 roses, French flowerbeds, and fountains, but also submarines and navy ships at close range, and these combinations are photogenic and popular.Sarushima
"The Monkey island Sarujima is the only natural island in Tokyo Bay.Because there are brick tunnels and the remains of a gun batteries, you can enjoy exploring the island."Cruise of Yokosuka Naval Port
We will go on a tour of two naval ports, the Port of Yokosuka and Nagaura Port, home to a US Navy base and a Maritime Self-Defense Force base.
Facing Sagami Bay, the western part of Yokosuka abounds in rich natural beauty with Mt. Ogusu lying on the area. The coastline extending to the Shonan area is popular as a spot with a great view of the sunset and Mt. Fuji.
Known for his realistic style, Unkei is highly recognized in Europe and the U.S. and is often called “the Michelangelo of Japan.”SUKANAGOSSO
SUKANAGOSSO is a farmers market in which about 400 producers registered with JA Yokosuka Hayama directly sell in-season vegetables and other agricultural products that they have carefully grown.Yokosuka Iris Garden
This is one of the nation’s largest iris gardens, where 140,000 Japanese irises of 412 varieties bloom vying with each other on a 3.8 hectare site from late May to late June.Tateishi Park
This is known for its beautiful coastal scenery, including Tateishi, an unusually shaped massive rock protruding from the beach.Arasaki Park
The beautiful rocky area in the Arasaki Park is one of the best scenic spots on the Miura Peninsula.Nagai Seaside Park “Soleil Hill”
You can enjoy seasonal flowers on the Soleil Hill, which extends to a headland commanding a view of Sagami Bay, Mt Fuji, and Shonan.