17 Sights in Yokosuka, Japan (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Yokosuka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Yokosuka, Japan.

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1. 三笠

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Mikasa (三笠) is a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s. Named after Mount Mikasa in Nara, Japan, the ship served as the flagship of Vice Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō throughout the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, including the Battle of Port Arthur on the second day of the war and the Battles of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima. Days after the end of the war, Mikasa's magazine accidentally exploded and sank the ship. She was salvaged and her repairs took over two years to complete. Afterwards, the ship served as a coast-defence ship during World War I and supported Japanese forces during the Siberian Intervention in the Russian Civil War.

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2. 軍艦長門碑

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Nagato (長門), named for Nagato Province, was a super-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Completed in 1920 as the lead ship of her class, she carried supplies for the survivors of the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923. The ship was modernized in 1934–1936 with improvements to her armor and machinery and a rebuilt superstructure in the pagoda mast style. Nagato briefly participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 and was the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during the attack on Pearl Harbor. She covered the withdrawal of the attacking ships and did not participate in the attack itself.

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3. 浄土寺

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Jodoji is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji school (Nishi Honganji), which is located in Nishihemicho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The construction of Shigetada Hatakeyama, a warlord in the Kamakura period. During the Muromachi period, he rely on Renzo in the 11th priest, and became Jodo Shinshu from the Tendai sect. It is a bodhi -ji Temple of William Adams (Japanese name: Anki Miura), who came to Japan in the early Edo period and played an active role as a diplomatic advisor to Ieyasu Tokugawa. The current priest is Michiro Hemi.

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4. 小栗上野介忠順

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Oguri Kozukenosuke was a statesman of the Tokugawa government in the last stage of the Edo period, and he is often regarded as a rival of Katsu Kaishu. At the time when the power of the Tokugawa government was diminishing, he took the posts of finance magistrate twice, and that of the foreign magistrate once. Also, he decided to construct the first arsenal in Japan, and this decision contributed to the Meiji Restoration.

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5. 戦艦陸奥 第四主砲 砲身

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Mutsu (陸奥) was the second and last Nagato-class dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at the end of World War I. It was named after the province. In 1923 she carried supplies for the survivors of the Great Kantō earthquake. The ship was modernized in 1934–1936 with improvements to her armour and machinery, and a rebuilt superstructure in the pagoda mast style.

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6. 軍艦沖島の碑

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Okinoshima (沖島) was a large minelayer of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), which was in service during the early stages of World War II. She was named after the Okinoshima Island in the Sea of Japan. She was the largest purpose-built minelayer in the IJN and the first Japanese minelayer to be equipped with a reconnaissance seaplane.

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7. 大震災遭難者供養塔

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The Great Kanto Earthquake refers to the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred at 11:58:32 (11: 58:31.6, Japan time, the same below) on September 1, 1923 (Dazheng 12), which brought great disasters to South Kanto and its adjacent areas. An estimated 105, 000 people are dead and missing, the largest earthquake in Japan since Meiji.

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8. ヴェルニー公園

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Winnie Park is a municipal city park (adjacent park) located in Shijimachi, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Business as usual all year round. The name comes from Leon Vilney, a French engineer who directed the construction of Yokosuka Arsenal and other modern facilities and supported Japan's modernization.

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9. 横須賀市自然・人文博物館

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The Yokosuka City Nature and Humanities Museum (Yokosukishishizen / Jinbutsukan) is a municipal museum located in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is made up of two museums and the Humanities Museum, and exhibits, preserving and studying materials in the Miura Peninsula, and materials in both fields.

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10. 正岡子規の文学碑

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Masaoka Shiki , pen-name of Masaoka Noboru, was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry, credited with writing nearly 20,000 stanzas during his short life. He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry.

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11. 軍艦山城之碑

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Yamashiro was the second of two Fusō-class dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Launched in 1915 and commissioned in 1917, she initially patrolled off the coast of China, playing no part in World War I. In 1923, she assisted survivors of the Great Kantō earthquake.

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12. 安針塚

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Anzhen Tomb is the tomb of Miura Push Needle (William Adams), located in Tsukuyama Park in Xiyijian Town, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. As "Anzhenzhong Station", it is also the station name of Jingbin Express Electric Railway. There are also cases marked as "pressing needle burial".

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13. 海辺つり公園

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The seaside parking park is a port green area located in Heisei -cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Entrance fee is free at public fishing facilities. In addition to fishing purposes, there are playground equipment and fountains in the park, making it a multipurpose facility.

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14. 不入斗公園

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Buru Dou Park is an urban park (sports park) in Yokosuka City, located in Buru Dou Town, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Because it is a sports park where various sports facilities are gathered, competitive conferences and sports activities are often held.

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15. フランソワ・レオンス・ヴェルニー

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François Léonce Verny, was a French officer and naval engineer who directed the construction of the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal in Japan, as well as many related modern infrastructure projects from 1865 to 1876, thus helping jump-start Japan's modernization.

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16. しょうぶ園

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Yokosuka Calamus Garden is a municipal park (garden) located in Abe Cang, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The designated manager Yokosuka Greening and Gardening Cooperative is responsible for management and operation. The area is about 3.8 ha.

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17. うみかぜ公園

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Umikaze Park is a port green area of Yokosuka City in Heisei -cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is located along the sea about 1.5 km southeast of Yokosuka Shinko, where you can see Sarushima and Tokyo Bay up close.

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