Yokosuka Travel Guide

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History of Yokosuka

1Start from Misakiguchi Sta.

Following the Meiji Restoration about 150 years ago, Japan entered into a period of modernization. The history of that time period can be seen throughout Yokosuka. Visit famous locations, temples, and shrines, and recall the image of Yokosuka from the past.

The required time varies depending on the season, road conditions, weather, walking speed, etc.
From Misakiguchi Sta.
to Chakkirako Misaki Showakan
2Chakkirako・Misaki Showakan

Chakkirako is a traditional Japanese dance performed as part of prayers for bountiful catches and harvest, and prosperity in trade. It has been added to the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Also featured is Chakkirako・Misaki Showakan, an important historical warehouse-style merchant’s house which has been preserved in its original form. Inside, you will find costumes and historical materials related to chakkirako, as well as, exhibits featuring life in Misaki during the Showa era.

Adress
2-11-3 Misaki, Miura
Access
Board the bus for “Misaki port” at Misakiguchi Station (KK72) and get off at the “Misaki port” bus stop. Walk 3 minutes to the destination.
Open
10:00 ‒ 16:00
Closed
Wednesdays and Thursdays
NEXT From Chakkirako Misaki Showakan
to Uraga Ferry “Uraga no Watashi”
3West Kano Shrine / East Kano Shrine
On the west and east side of the Uraga Port are a pair of shrines that may grant your wishes. It is believed that combining the magatama charm from the west shrine with the omamori pouch from the east shrine will grant good fortune in love and other blessings!
West side
Address / Access
1-1-13 Nishiuraga / Board the bus for “Keikyū Kurihama Station” at Uraga Station (KK64) and get off at the “Konyacho” bus stop. Walk 1 minute to the destination.
East side
Address / Access
2-21-25 Higashiuraga / Board the bus for “Kannonzaki” at Uraga Station (KK64) and get off at the “Shincho” bus stop. Walk 5 minutes to the destination.
NEXT From Uraga Ferry “Uraga no Watashi”
to West Kano Shrine / East Kano Shrine
4Uraga Ferry “Uraga no Watashi”

This iconic ferry has a long history of serving as the routine commute for those crossing to the east and west of the Uraga Port in 1725 after the establishment of the Uraga Magistrate’s Office. The trip is approximately 3 minutes long and offer passengers a view of the remains of the Uraga Shipyard’s cranes and dock.

Address / Access
【West pier】 1-2-19 Nishiuraga / Board the bus for “Keikyū Kurihama Station” at Uraga Station (KK64) and get off at the “Konyacho” bus stop.

【East pier】 2-19-10 Higashiuraga / Board the bus for “Kannonzaki” at Uraga Station (KK64) and get off at the “Shincho” bus stop. Walk 3 minutes to the destination.
Operating hours
7:00 ‒ 18:00 (Note: Service suspended from 12:00 ‒ 13:00) 
No services
December 31 to January 3 (Note: Services may be suspended in case of severe weather.)
NEXT From East Kano Shrine
to Memorial Ship “MIKASA”
5Memorial Ship "MIKASA"

The flagship of the Combined Fleet that defeated the Russian Baltic Fleet at the Battle of Tsushima. The Mikasa is one of the oldest steel battleships remaining and recognized as one of the “World’s Three Great Memorial Ships.”

Address
82-19 Inaoka-cho (inside Mikasa Park)
Access
Walk 15 minutes from Yokosuka-chūō Station (KK59). Alternatively, board the “Mikasa Loop” bus at Yokosuka Station (JO03) and get off at the “Mikasa Park” bus stop, or get off at the “Odakicho” bus stop and walk 7 minutes to the destination.
Visitor hours
9:00 ‒ 17:30 (hours vary seasonally) (Note: Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time.)
Closed
December 28‒31
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