Dawn of Modern Age, Exploring Shimoda Harbor by Susquehanna (Izu Cruise)

Throughout a year
1 people 1,500yen~

Outline of the program

The cruise takes you around Shimoda harbor for 20 minutes. The scent of history still drifts. Perry's fleet stayed here for more than a month?to conclude the Shimoda Treaty. A patriot Shoin Yoshida approached the Black Ship, by a small boat, to negotiate with Commodore about taking him to the US, but refused, only to be taken captive by Japanese magistrate. While he was out on bail, he opened a private school in his hometown Hagi and educated disciples who conducted turbulent Japan. Please visit the Gukisho of Shoin Yoshida?in the mountain side of Rendaiji, where he hid himself before his attempt to go out of Japan. (10 minutes' drive /?Wednesday holiday)

Program schedule

Susquehanna operation : 20 min. cruise from 9:10am to 3:30pm, every 30 - 60 minutes, departing from Shimoda Harbor Pleasure Boat Pier. As many seagulls flutter in Shimoda Harbor, you can enjoy feeding them from Spring to Autumn. ( To feed birds : 100yen).
※ If the ocean gets rough, cruise is cancelled.
※ About 10 days from the end of November every year, Susquehanna is replaced by another ship, for inspection.

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

English guide is available

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location Shimoda Harbor
Available period Throughout a year
Available period
Hours of registration 9:10am~3:30pm
Length of the program 20 minutes
Reservation Not required / As for group, reservations is desirable
Toilet Yes
Kiosk Yes
Necessity of bringing something to eat Yes
Place to eat No

Required items to bring

Precautions ⁄ remarks

Details of the fee

Adult : 1,500yen / Child : 750yen / (tax included) / Special fee for Observation Deck (2nd floor) : (adult) 500yen ・ (Child) 250yen (tax included)
Remarks concerning the fee Observation Deck at the 2F affords you the superb view of Shimoda bay, with above fee.
Payment method Please buy tickets at Izu Cruise Counter near the pier.
Cancellation fee On the day and non-participation without notice: 100%( in case of reservation)
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until Previous day, 3:00pm
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1~200 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

Shimoda Harbor Pleasure Boat Pier / Office of Izu Cruise

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

3 minutes bus ride from Shimoda Station for Itado ・Isshiki or Suzaki ・Tumeki, and get off at 'Michinoeki Kaikoku Shimoda Minato Mae,' then 2 minutes walk.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries English is available by phone or email( izu-cruise@izu-kamori.jp )
Name Izu Cruise
Address 19 Sotogaoka Shimoda
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.0558-22-1151  Fax.0558-22-9291
When you make a reservation or inquiry on the phone or via FAX, tell the instructor that you saw the Sea-mon website.
Business hours 9:10am~3:30pm
Closed Irregular
Website http://www.izu-kamori.jp/izu-cruise/index.html

Guide to Shimoda

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Mr. Tanaka
Ms. Aoki


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The information on this website is subject to change. Please contact individual offices, stores, or the Seamon Shimoda Guide office (TEL: 0558-22-5255) for more detail.