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“Interesting place and story”

Yokohama Archives of History
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Ranked #57 of 711 things to do in Yokohama
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 of the Great Kanto Earthquake and the Second World War bombing of Japan.

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"commodore perry"
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thank Doug C
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