16 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 16 sights are available in Yokosuka, Japan.

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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, and is the only ship of her class. 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), Website

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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Jodoji Temple (Jodoji) is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect (Nishi Honganji) located in Nishiitami-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Erected by the Kamakura period warlord Hatakeyama Shigetada. During the Muromachi period, he took refuge in Renjo in the generation of the 11th chief priest, and became Jodo Shinshu from the Tendai sect. It is the bodhi temple of the British navigator William Adams (Japan name: Miura Shojin), who came to Japan in the early Edo period and worked as a diplomatic advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The current resident is Michiro Itemi.

Wikipedia: 浄土寺 (横須賀市) (JA)

4. 赤星直忠博士文化財資料館

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The Akahoshi Naotada Cultural Properties Museum is a private historical museum located in Nagasaka 2-chome, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Established and operated by volunteers of archaeologists and private entrepreneurs in Kanagawa Prefecture who were taught by Naotada Akahoshi, a pioneer in archaeological research in Kanagawa Prefecture, it exhibits excavated artifacts from archaeological sites investigated by Akahoshi and honors its academic achievements.

Wikipedia: 赤星直忠博士文化財資料館 (JA)

5. 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.

Wikipedia: Oguri Kozukenosuke (EN)

6. Jorakuji Temple

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Jōrakuji Temple is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Ashina 2-chome, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The official name is "Kongosan Shōchōjōin Ōmido Jōrakuji" (Kongosan Shōchōjūin Ōmido Jōrakuji). The warlord of the Miura clan, Mr. and Mrs. Wada Yoshimori, possessed five nationally designated important cultural property Buddhist statues made by the Buddhist master Unkei in 1189 (Bunji 5).

Wikipedia: 浄楽寺 (JA)

7. 戦艦陸奥 第四主砲 砲身

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戦艦陸奥 第四主砲 砲身

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)

8. 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)

9. 二宮金次郎

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Ninomiya Sontoku , also known as Ninomiya Kinjirō, was a Japanese agriculturalist. He lost his parents when he was a boy, but through hard work and diligence, he rebuilt his fallen family at the age of 20. Later, he rebuilt approximately 600 villages and became a shogunate retainer. His ideas and actions were inherited as the Hōtokusha Movement.

Wikipedia: Ninomiya Sontoku (EN)

10. 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)

11. 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)

12. 観音崎公園

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Kannonzaki Park is a prefectural-level combined scenic-city park, located at Cape Kannon (Kannonzaki), the northeastern tip of the Miura Peninsula, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa, Japan. It is a park that makes the most of the rich nature, such as the laurel forest and the coastal rocky shore of the area.

Wikipedia: Kannonzaki Park (EN)

13. 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)

14. 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)

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.

Wikipedia: Léonce Verny (EN)

16. しょうぶ園

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Yokosuka Shōbuen is a municipal park (garden) located in Abekura, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is managed and operated by the designated manager, the Yokosuka Greenery Landscaping Cooperative. The area is about 3.8 ha.

Wikipedia: 横須賀しょうぶ園 (JA), Website


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