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Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama
(4.1/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Yokohama Archives of History in Naka ward, central Yokohama near Yamashita Park is a repository for many precious archive materials on Japan and the foreign connection with Japan since the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1853. The archives are next to Kaiko Hiroba (Port Opening Square) where Commodore Perry landed to sign the Convention of Kanagawa.The archives are housed in a newly built annex to the former British Consulate building. The British Consulate building, which replaced the former consulate building destroyed in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, was completed in 1931 and used as a consulate until 1972. The ground floor of the former consulate building is open to the public and there is a small exhibition room which is free. There are plaques in the consulate commemorating consulate employees who died in the Great Kanto earthquake as well as British sailors who died during the British Bombardment of Kagoshima in 1863. The British Court for Japan, under the British Supreme Court for China and Japan sat in the consulate compound from 1879 to 1900. Prior to that the British Provincial Court for Kanagawa sat in the compound from 1865 to 1878.The Archives include a museum which tells the story of Japan and Yokohama's opening to the West from the arrival of Commodore Perry and his black ships.
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  • It is a splendid building in the immediate vicinity of Yokohama customs, feel the history. This is a detailed picture of Perry coming in, and jade camphor tree in the courtyard. Decorated with Perry in textbooks long ago looked like caricature is funny. Materials reading room in the basement, so check your facts very seriously.
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  • Yokohama port opening Memorial Museum said one of the Yokohama 3 Tower. The magnificent red-brick beautiful building was taked. It was built in the Taisho era, "Jack's Tower" is nicknamed big was it. It was a symbol of Yokohama.
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  • Exhibits relating to the history of the port city of Yokohama. In addition, the building itself was nice. I used here seems to have been a British Consulate
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  • There is a good atmosphere around the place, building, etc. The boring Hotel entertainment, no ingenuity or the way to display the works. It is a shame that the staff. It is said the Office entirely.
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  • Also said that to. Around mumbo jumbo mess, I'm living more than 45 years in Yokohama, but I it's gibberish, na-. Tanzawa, Fuji, Izu direction, I'm strong. Afraid of getting lost, but I've heard it changed a lot, didn't stand out at random, rally driver, from there, I DART in a car like that and being questioned by suspicious choosing from nearly 30 years and then have no idea. So, not to date course. Why is car exhaust is intense;
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