Yokosuka Travel Guide

News 2021.06.09

Yokosuka Modern Heritage Museum Thibaudier Residence has opened on Saturday, May 29th!

The Thibaudier Residence, built around 1869, was the official residence of Jules César Claude Thibaudier (1839-1908), the deputy head of the Yokosuka Arsenal, which was then one of the largest shipbuilding facilities in Japan  
The residence was one of the oldest Western-style buildings in Honshu until its demolition in 2003.
The museum portrays the history of the Arsenal, a key element of modernization in Japan, and includes a reconstruction of the original shed structure.

Zone Introduction


Introduces the history of the Yokosuka Arsenal and places to see along the Yokosuka Route Museum.

2.Reproduction Zone

An imagined reproduction of a portion of what the Thibaudier Residence may have looked like. 

3.Beginnings in Yokosuka Zone

Many things taken for granted in Japanese life today actually originated in Yokosuka. This zone describes technology, culture, and customs that originated at the Yokosuka Arsenal.

4.Theater (Reservation required)

Travel back in time to the Yokosuka Shipyard (Yokosuka Arsenal) as it was around 1887.
Enjoy a brief video tour in the company of an entertaining attendant.


Address1-1 Shioiri-cho, Yokosuka (Within Verny Park)
Opening Hours9:00 – 17:00 ※Open all year round
FeeFree of Charge (some contents require a fee)
WebsiteOfficial website
Guidoor website

About “Yokosuka Route Museum”

This facility also serves as the general hub for the Yokosuka Route Museum, a unique way to experience the entire city as a “museum” with “routes” that connects together the history, culture, and natural environment of Yokosuka.

More details

Official website~How to enjoy Yokosuka Route Museum~

Guidoor website