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Yokohama Archives of History
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A window on Yokohama’s history

A small museum with a number of documents and pieces of art, that help to explain Yokohama’s role... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Small museum on Yokohama's role in Japan's opening to the West

This museum starts with Perry's arrival in 1853 (it gives a little background on Japanese foreign... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
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Columbus, Indiana
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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. It only takes 30 to 45 minutes to go through the two floors of exhibits - outside in the courtyard is a tree believed to be descended from one that was present during Perry's visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 place where commodore Perry signed the very first commercial treat with Japan. You come here and you are presented with the history in his solid state form. Do not miss this one, extraordinary chance.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ShitoGC
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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 the history of the foreign treaty ports in China and Japan and the history of Yokohama. Well worth a visit. If you are interested in research the reading room downstairs has numerous history books an old newspapers in English and Japanese with photocopying facilities available. There are some small coin lockers on site.

There is also a coffee shop "Au Jardin du Perry" at the back.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Doug C
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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 English as well! Yokohama is now easily one of the most fascinating cities I have been to thanks to all I learned at this museum. It's also a perfect place to get some air conditioning on a hot summer day, hahahah.

Also, definitely read each and every placard around the courtyard, especially the one explaining the large tree in the middle; you'll learn some beautiful facts of Yokohama that will surprise you.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MayflowerTravels
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