Story of Opening the Port of Shimoda, with tea and sweets (Ryosenji Temple)

Throughout a year
1 people 1,000yen~

Outline of the program

Ryosenji Temple (where Shimoda Treaty was signed). 3,000 visual materials are devoted to the history of Opening of Japan and cross-cultural exchange. While watching referencial materials, the chief priest tells you, 'Foreign countries from Japanese and Japan from foreigners,' totally different from common talks on history. You'll meet something totally new. It is amusing ! The common sense that the story of the priest is difficult and boring can be upset. ※ This program is generally for group and company guests, with 10 persons or up. 

Program schedule

While watching pictures projected on the screen in the main hall, where the treaty was concluded, the chief priest tells you the story for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then we will have tea time with sweets of Shimoda for 10 minutes. Let's enter 'MoBS (the Museum of Black Ship)' after the story. (20~40 min.)

Availability of English guides on the day of the activity

English guide is available. Chief priest explains in English. Exhibits are also displayed in English.

Detail of the program

Venue ⁄ location Ryosenji Temple
Available period Throughout a year
Available period
Hours of registration 8:30am - 5:00pm
Length of the program One hour and a half
Reservation Required
Toilet Yes
Kiosk Yes
Necessity of bringing something to eat Negotiable
Place to eat

Required items to bring

Precautions ⁄ remarks

Details of the fee

Adult:1,000yen・Child : 300yen (tax included) for 10 persons and up / The fee includes the museum of Black Ship, 'MOBS' admission and tea & sweet. (tea & sweet not for child) / ※Reservation is accepted from 10 persons and up. / For a group of 9 or less, guarantee of 10,000yen is required. For educational group(10 persons and up) from schools, 300yen for 1 child & 500yen for 1 adult (leader). The admission for 'MoBS' is included, but not tea & sweet.
Remarks concerning the fee
Payment method Cash or bank settlement travel coupon ticket
Cancellation fee 10 to 3 days before: 20%, 2 days before: 30%, the previous day: 50%, On the day and non-participation without notice: 100%
Reservations accepted from Throughout a year
Reservations accepted until Previous day, noon
Maximum number of people accepted through the reservation 1~100 people

Meeting place ⁄ map

Meeting place (name) ⁄ meeting time

Ryosenji Temple

Meeting place (address ⁄ access)

6 minutes bus ride from Izukyu Shimoda Station for Shimoda Marin Aquarium and get off at Ryosenji.

Reservation ⁄ inquiry

English service for making reservations and inquiries English is available by email. ( )
Name Ryosenji Temple
Address 12-12 3 chome Shimoda
TEL ⁄ FAX Tel.0558-22-0657  Fax.0558-23-6355
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 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed 7 days a week

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