‘Stars and Stripes flutters.’ Arrival of Black Ships lead to Consulate General of Harris.

Throughout a year
1 people 500yen~

Outline of the program

'The Stars and Stripes Flaps.' Please visit the history of opening the country of Japan at Gyokusenji Temple, the first US Consulate General in Japan (30 minutes-)
※ Group guide is available by reservation.
Harris Memorial Hall is an exhibition of a turbulent era of Japan, which tells you about the arrival of Black Ships, the opening of the Consulate General and the conclusion of the US Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Please take a look at Harris's favorite belongings and related materials,
which shows tough negotiations with the Shogunate. By looking at the ground of the temple where the Stars and Stripes was hoisted for the first time in Japan, and Harris's office in the main hall, you will feel Harris's breathing that overcame hardship and fulfilled the mission.

Program schedule

Harris Memorial Hall, Harris' s room in the main hall, the precincts looking over Shimoda port etc. The visit takes about 30 to 60 minutes, including the graveyard of US and Russian soldiers, the first slaughter station in Japan and the monument where milk was drunk.

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

Japanese and simple English are used. Some exhibit has an English explanation. English brochure is available.

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location Gyokusenji Temple
Available period Throughout a year
Available period
Hours of registration 8:00am - 5:00pm
Length of the program 30 - 60 minutes
Reservation Not required/ but necessary when you need group guide (free)
Toilet Yes
Kiosk Yes
Necessity of bringing something to eat No
Place to eat No

Required items to bring

Precautions ⁄ remarks

Details of the fee

Adult : 500yen / Child : 200yen
Remarks concerning the fee
Payment method Buy ticket at the reception.
Cancellation fee No
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until The same day, 5:00pm
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

Gyokusenji Temple

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

8 minutes bus ride from Izukyu Shimoda Station for Suzaki ・ Tsumeki. Get off at 'Kakisaki Jinja Mae,' then 2 minutes walk.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries No support in English. Please contact to 'seamon' by phone or email.
Name Gyokusenji Temple
Address 31-6 Kakisaki Shimoda
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.0558-22-1287  Fax.0558-22-1287
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 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed 7 days a week
Website https://www.izu-gyokusenji.or.jp/

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