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

Explore interesting sights in Yokosuka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Yokosuka, Japan.

List of cities in Japan Sightseeing Tours in Yokosuka

1. Mikasa

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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.

Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Mikasa (EN)

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.

Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Nagato (EN)

3. 浄土寺

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Pure Land Temple is located in Xiyijian Town, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, with Qinluan as its ancestor. The military commander of Kamakura era was established. In the Muromachi era, he converted to Elaine Ru in the 11th abbot era, and became the Pure Land True Sect from Tiantai Sect. This is Bodaiji of British navigator William Adams (Japanese name: Miura Press Needle), who came to Japan in the early Edo period and was active as a diplomatic adviser to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Now the abbot is Yi Jian Daolang.

Wikipedia: 浄土寺 (横須賀市) (JA)

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.

Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Mutsu (EN)

6. 大震災遭難者供養塔

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The Great Kanto Earthquake was an earthquake disaster that caused great damage in the southern Kanto region and adjacent areas by the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred at 11:58:32 (11:58:31.6, Japan hours) on September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12). An estimated 105,000 people were killed or missing, making it the largest earthquake damage in Japan since the Meiji era.

Wikipedia: 関東大震災 (JA)

7. 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.

Wikipedia: Japanese minelayer Okinoshima (EN)

8. 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.

Wikipedia: Masaoka Shiki (EN)

9. 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.

Wikipedia: Japanese battleship Yamashiro (EN)

10. Anjin-duka

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Anjinzuka is the tomb of William Adams, located in Tsukayama Park in Nishiitami-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. As "Abarizuka Station", it is also the station name of the Keikyu Electric Railway. As for the notation, it is sometimes referred to as "按needle mound".

Wikipedia: 安針塚 (JA)

11. 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.

Wikipedia: Léonce Verny (EN)

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