Harbor Museum & JGFA Marlin Museum

Throughout a year
1 people 500yen~

Outline of the program

A visit to Harbor Museum and JGFA Marlin Museum. Shimoda has been keeping the torch of civilization.? The city flourished as an important point of the sea route that connected Edo(Tokyo) and Kamigata(Kyoto-Osaka area), and accepted the visit of Black Ships, which put an end to the national isolation of Japan.? In harbor Museum, you will feel the current of the history of Shimoda.
In addition, off Shimoda once was a base for harpoon marlin fishing, and International Billfish Tournament is now held in July every year. More than 100 cruisers assemble from all over Japan to take part in the tournament. In JGFA Museum, replicas of marlins are displayed and the seat for angler, who fights with marlin is reproduced.? Imagine the great ocean and immerse yourself in the feeling of being there.

Program schedule

The Harbor Museum and JGFA Marlin Museum are both located on the 4th floor of Roadside Station Kaikoku Shimoda Minato. Get a ticket at the entrance and go around the museums.(required time :40 min.) There is a self service cafe corner inside. A guide tour is available. (by appointment only ; from 1 person, no charge)

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

Japanese only. No English guidance. Some display items have English explanation.

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location The 4F of Roadside Station Kaikoku Shimoda Minato
Available period Throughout a year
Available period
Hours of registration 9:00am - 5:00pm (Last entry 4:30pm)
Length of the program 40 minutes
Reservation No
Toilet Yes
Kiosk Yes
Necessity of bringing something to eat
Place to eat

Required items to bring

Precautions ⁄ remarks

As the two museums are connected facilities, one ticket is valid for both.

Details of the fee

Adult : 500yen / Elementary and junior high school student : 250yen (tax included) / Group of 20 or more : 400yen (adult), 200yen (elementary & junior high school student) (tax included) / ※You can enter Harbor Museum & JGFA Marlin Museum with 1 ticket.
Remarks concerning the fee
Payment method Buy a ticket
Cancellation fee No cancellation charge
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until On the day, 3:00pm
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

4F Roadside Station Kaikoku Shimoda Minato

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

3min. bus ride from Shimoda Station for Shirahama(Itado・Icchiki) or Suzaki・Tsumeki. Get off at Michinoeki Kaikoku Shimoda Minato Mae(Roadside Station), then 2min. walk.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries No support in English. Please contact to 'seamon' by phone or email.
Name Harbor Museum & JGFA Marlin Museum at Roadside Station Kaikoku Shimoda Minato
Address 1-1 Sotogaoka Shimoda
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.0558-25-3500  Fax.0558-25-3501
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 9:00am ~ 5:00pm
Closed Irregular
Website http://www.kaikokushimodaminato.co.jp/

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