Yokosuka Travel Guide

  • In the middle of street in Kamakura.
    In the middle of street in Kamakura.
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    Bus stop - Sano Yon Cho Mei
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    Cherry Blossoms in full bloom
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Yokosuka Highlights

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     Good times, U.S. Navy base good tourist sight 

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     Sailors tend to get into trouble in the Honcho District 

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     If you want to see japan dont visit Yokosuka 

Yokosuka Things to Do

  • Mikasa Battleship and Park

    The Miskasa Battleship is THE must-see in Yokosuka. You buy tickets (no more than 500 yen, I think it was 300 yen for military) at little machines in the park, and they give you a brochure in English when you enter. This was Admiral Togo's flagship during the Russo-Japanese war and is wonderfully restored! The park is awesome too (it's free). It's...

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  • Shop and See on Blue Street

    Blue street is the center of life in Yokosuka for sailors and their wives. It's a great place to go shopping and to people watch. The street actually has blue stones mixed in with the usual black. The sidewalks are lined with benches that bear life-sized statues of Jazz musicians. Why? I have no idea. While you're there make sure to visit Mighty...

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  • If it's sunny.. take a sunbath at...

    A small and cozy museum located just in front of the beach, it's Yokosuka Museum.You can check the exhibition schedule in their web site, but unfortunately only Japanese.The architecture which makes this cozy atomosphere is worthy to mention. The wooden floor with cherry tree is well polished always, the sun is shinng into the gallary from the...

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Yokosuka Restaurants

  • Curry your way!

    Coco's is the first place I've ever had curry. I've never had the desire to eat curry but this place drew me in. Cocoichi is a casual restaurant like a diner. They have english on their menu and it's easy to order. Most of the staff speaks english. The curry spice guide is in the menu and the kids plate is very cute and very delicious! Even my...

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  • Japanese Chain Restaurant

    Just like most chain restaurants in the states Za Watami is a typical Japanese Restaurant where you take off your shoes at the door. The staff usually does not speak English that well so you need to have a few key Japanese words to order and have a sucessful night. They do have pictures so you can just point and order. The food is amazing and the...

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  • French food that makes France taste like...

    This was the BEST FOOD that I've ever eaten, hands down. I've eaten at some high end restaurants, and the only thing EVEN CLOSE TO comparable was Johnny's in Cleveland Ohio. The Belle Neige is very small inside but the ambience was cozy French with minimalist artwork and beautiful presentation. The food was gourmet and that is putting it lightly....

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Yokosuka Transportation

  • From Tokyo

    There's a direct train from Keikyu Shinagawa station in Tokyo to Yokosuka . It may be best to get the express train to Kanazawa Bunko and transfer to a local train from there.The best station for Mikasa park is Shioiri Station.

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  • Train guide

    If you need to determine how much Yen to bring or to help you navigate the trains, this website is absolutely fantastic:http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/e-norikeyin.htmlIt will tell you which train to take, which station to leave from, where to transfer and how much fare. I suggest purchasing the cheapest ticket and then using the fare...

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Yokosuka Shopping

  • Silk 100 yen shop: Cheap food & stuffs

    They offer a good variety of products such as snacks, groceries, kitchenware, tableware, toys, gift etc. They even have a small section that offers fresh fruits and vegetables. Most of the items are 100 yen except for the prices for the fresh fruits and vegetables. They may cost less or more than 100 yen.

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  • 100 Yen Store

    There are 2 100 yen stores in Yokosuka, within waking distance of the train stations. The best one is across from the Daiei Mall (pedestrian bridge across the street). The 100 Yen store has small toys and dishes, ramen, sunglasses... My favorite purchase was a Barbie doll Kimono as a gift for my niece (for 100Y, of course). Everything is 100...

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  • Yokosuka Chuo-O-dori Street

    Department stores, banks and other businesses dominate Chuo-O-dori, Yokosuka's main street, and bustling crowds of business people and shoppers pass to and fro throughout the day. The Yokosuka Minato Matsuri (Port Festival), the Mikoshi (portable shrine) Parade and other events as well as the streets lined with verdant trees and the illumination...

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Yokosuka Local Customs

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    by hippie005 Written Sep 26, 2006

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    Tipping is considered rude in Japan and is not required. Often times, unless you ask if service is included in the meal, it is. The wait staff is paid appropriately and they do not rely on tips. Tips are even considered a slap in the face, if you will. Do not tip in Japan!!!!!

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Yokosuka Warnings and Dangers

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    by finneyboy Written Jun 19, 2008

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    Anyone that is living in or visiting Yokosuka should do what they can to avoid going out the night a carrier comes into port. Imagine 3,000 sailors that have been cramped on a large boat for a couple months being released into town. Only 1% of these servicemen will get into any trouble, but that's all it takes to ruin your night out.

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Yokosuka What to Pack

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    by finneyboy Written Jun 19, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As in most port cities in Japan, rain comes hard and heavy with little warning. If you're here for a while invest in a decent umbrella as it can be VERY breezy at times. You will end up paying more by buying the cheap umbrellas that keep breaking than you would a decent one to start out with.

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Yokosuka Off The Beaten Path

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    Nobori-gumo Onsen

    by sunshine_01 Updated May 9, 2008

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    When we talk about onsen we'll think of Hakone. I was staying around Kurihama and it takes a few hours of train ride to reach Hakone. I was very lazy to travel so far just to soak in the onsen and then travel back. I was surprised when I found out that there is an onsen in Yokosuka city and not many locals know about the existence of this onsen too.

    You can either take a bus from JR Kinugasa station or Keikyu Yokosuka Chuo station to reach the onsen. It is only a few bus stops away from both the train station. The bus stops at Sano Yong-Cho-Mei and you walk about 5 mins from the bus stop to the onsen. Nobori-gumo has both indoor and outdoor onsen and they have seperate onsens for male and female only.

    The entrance fee is 1000yen(adult) and the operating hours is from 9am to 12.00am (last entry is before 11.00pm). If you didn't bring any towel, they have towel rental for 100yen/pc. They provide shampoo, hair conditioner, soap and hair dryer.

    Please go to my travel page http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/9f8f7/#TL to see more details on how to get there.

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Yokosuka Favorites

  • Please learn a tiny bit of Japanese!

    Yokosuka locals are some of the best people you will meet. You just have to get past the shell which can be difficult sometimes. My mother is Japanese so it's a little bit easier for me to understand how they keep people at bay and try not to be the nail that sticks out. Be an example of goodness and they will accept you and not think so poorly of...

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  • American influence

    With the US Navy having a base nearby, there is understandably quite an American influence in town.This is obvious as you walk past businesses, many of whom cater to the servicepeople and their families.

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