Walk & Tours
A variety of charms of Yokosuka that can be enjoyed on recommended tour courses are introduced below.
If you walk around the city, you will find an additional charm of Yokosuka. A warm relationship, which has been nurtured in the land where the pristine nature and many historical and cultural heritages coexist, and the townscape that stirs up some kind of nostalgia, are part of the charms of the city. Two courses are recommended for you to enjoy Yokosuka to your heart’s content. While making a recommended tour, you may arrange your trip according to your feelings on the spot, which is a unique pleasure that any trip can provide. Why don’t you find out a course that suits you?
Known for his realistic style, Unkei is highly recognized in Europe and the U.S. and is often called “the Michelangelo of Japan.”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.Hashirimizu Shrine
This is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto and Oto Tachibana Hime no Mikoto as deities.Hakuseki Inari Shrine
You can see a tunnel-like shrine with more than 50 red torii gates. This is the entrance to another world.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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).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.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.Memorial Ship “MIKASA”
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."
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.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.Kinugasayama Park
Kinugasayama Park is one of Kanagawa prefecture’s most well-known places to view cherry blossoms, boasting two thousand cherry trees.Tsukayama Park
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."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."
"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."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.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.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.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.
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.Uraga no Watashi （Ferryboat)
Nicknamed “ponpon-sen,” Uraga’s ferry has been a symbol of Uraga, connecting the east and west Kano shrines.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.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.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.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.