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Yokohama Archives of History

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3 Nihon-Odori, Yokohama 231-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

A small museum with a number of documents and pieces of art, that help to explain Yokohama’s role as Japan’s first international port town (in a modern sense, 1859). However this exquisite little museum would be more useful to western visitors, if more of its...More

Thank jjimij
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This used to be community centre and also utilised as concert hall in the past. The building is built in Taisho Era and definitely it shows excellent style of "Taisho Democracy" and unique charm. Great to step inside to see for free. 横浜開港資料館は公会堂として大正時代に建てられた由緒正しい建造物で、いまでもそのままの雰囲気を感じさせてくれます。内部の保存もよく大正時代にタイムスリップしたような錯覚を覚えるかもしれません。

1  Thank NYLON_nomad
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Certainly worth a visit, This is an interesting building (not to give much away) with centuries of history, and the first part (downstairs) of the exhibition is very interesting and well laid out. The second floor is mainly in Japanese (sadly) but tells the story...More

1  Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This museum starts with Perry's arrival in 1853 (it gives a little background on Japanese foreign trade before then with China, Holland, etc. but the exhibit really starts with Perry's arrival) through the early years of the "modernization" of Yokohama in the late nineteenth century....More

1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Ticket for adult ¥200. Small museum showing how Yokohama opened up the the world and became a trading port city.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Yokohama is a wonderful place full of history, and strongly rooted in its own history. I say for any Westener (as me) this is the very place any Yokohama tour should start. This is the place where the whole history of modern Japan starts, the...More

Thank Gualtiero C
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Yokohama Archives of History are built on the site of the old Yokohama British Consulate. There is a small display room in the old consulate that is open to the public for free. In the archive building there is a very interesting display on...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 28 May 2016

My guidebook mentioned this place in passing, and because it was a very nominal fee to enter, I thought I'd give it a shot. It was FANTASTIC! The museum itself is quite small, but it explains the history of Yokohama throughly and easily, and it...More

Thank MayflowerTravels
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a small museum that you can see in an hour or so. It tells the story of Yokohama's treaty port years using lots of visuals, including woodblock prints and early photographs. Not everything is translated into English but there is enough to make...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Since Yokohama was the port where Admiral Perry and his fleet arrived and essentially re-opened Japan (effectively ending the Edo era) this archive is heavily focused on that period. There are many interesting documents and artifacts from those days, including a lot of information and...More

Thank Chaz B
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fmcintyre17
27 August 2018|
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Response from NYLON_nomad | Reviewed this property |
I found it for you. It still exists although the website is only available in Japanese. seiboaijien Then add dot c o m afterwards.
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KKB218
15 January 2015|
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Hi. Perhaps you should try writing directly to the museum. It's a tiny museum, but they have one of the most detailed archives when it comes to local history of central Yokohama. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they have... More
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