What is Yokosuka Route Museum? The historical and cultural attractions and nature-rich spots scattered around Yokosuka from the opening of the country to the modern era are called "satellite". By connecting them with a "route", the entire city was regarded as a large "museum". This is a new way to enjoy Yokosuka.
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Opening of a country
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Yokosuka Arsenal: The center of Japan was here!
Yokosuka garnered attention from an early point in history as the land of Japan’s modernization. During the Edo period, the area around the Uraga Magistrate’s Office flourished, but due to the arrival of modernization, the center of focus shifted to the Yokosuka Arsenal. Experience the changing times as you explore this course.
Photogenic Course “Unchanged Scenery since the Edo Period”
Feel the history and enjoy the amazing seaside view of Yokosuka. See Mt. Fuji from different angles and Tateishi rising from the waters at Akiya Beach. Discover a sense of inner peace as you take in the history and sounds of the waves.
Verny Waterworks Tour
The name Hashirimizu, or “running waters,” is said to have come from how the water seemingly ran down the slope. Verny, who was involved with the construction of the Yokosuka Arsenal, took notice of these rich springs. These waters contain the entire story of modernization.
Stories of the Black Ships Course
Abalone divers at Jogashima Island spotted a rapidly moving mass of objects spewing black smoke headed straight for them! The startled divers rushed to a station of the Uraga Magistrate’s Office. This was the first report of Perry’s arrival. Learn more about other stories and experience what the people felt at the time through this course.
Exploring Another Country in Yokosuka Course
Experience a unique atmosphere that combines Japanese and American culture and enjoy the charms of America as shown in the movies! The Memorial Ship MIKASA, a historically significant ship preserved for future generations, will be the highlight of your trip!
Collection of Civilization’s Treasures Course
A supply base that provided military supplies to naval vessels and ground units during the early Meiji period. It was also a bustling place with shops, lodgings, and restaurants lining the street. Your journey will become enriched as you become familiar with the history exhibits featured at the Thibaudier Residence.
Captivating Date Course
Bask in the warm light and gaze into the horizon with your partner. As you exit the glass-paneled museum’s rooftop, you will find historical brick gun battery sites, an athletic playground, forests that seem to come from ancient times, rock strata, and other
fascinating things nearby!
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Yokosuka Museum of Modern Ruins Tibodie House
The Tibodie House is the official residence of Tibodie, the deputy chief of the Yokosuka Ironworks. It was built around 1869 (Meiji 2) and was the oldest Western-style building in Honshu until the time of its dismantling in 2003 (Heisei 15).
In this museum, in addition to the actual exhibition of the relocated hut structure, the history of Yokosuka Ironworks, which became the foundation of modernization in Japan, is exhibited.
It also serves as a base for the Route Museum, and distributes easy-to-carry pamphlets for Miura and satellite cards made with beautiful photographs for free.
1-1 Shioiricho, Yokosuka City, 238-0042 (in Verny Park)
5 minutes walk from Keikyu Shioiri Station / 5 minutes walk from JR Yokosuka Station
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Closed days: Irregular holidays
* Some paid contents are available in the theater.