‘Stars and Stripes flutters.’ Arrival of Black Ships lead to Consulate General of Harris.
- Throughout a year
- 1 people 400yen～
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 displays 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 suffering and fulfilled the mission.
Program scheduleHarris 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, the monument where milk was drunk.
Availability of English guides on the day of the activityJapanese 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|
|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)|
|Necessity of bringing something to eat||No|
|Place to eat||No|
Required items to bring
Precautions ⁄ remarks
Details of the fee
400yen/person (adult or child)
|Remarks concerning the fee|
|Payment method||Buy ticket at the reception.|
|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 timeGyokusenji 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.|
|Address||31-6 Kakisaki Shimoda|
|TEL ⁄ FAX||
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|
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.