Yokosuka is known as the port town where Perry Commodore first visited to negotiate with Japan to open the country to trade the United States in 1852. Since then, the town has been developed for military, maritime activit and shipping. The port of Yokosuka has been classified as one of the important ports in Japan because the U.S navy base and the Maritime Self-Defense force base lie in the port. Yokosuka Gunkan Meguri cruise tour takes you the triangle area of these spots, showing you the huge warships lying in the port . This is only tour in Japan to allow you to see the warships at the close distance!
During the 45 minutes cruise, you can see the different types of warships, such the submarine of Maritime Self-Defense force, Aegis ship of U.S navy, and Atlantic Observation ship. You can feel how huge these ships are because of the close distance between you and them. The ships lying in the port differs in the timing, so you might be able to see the rare one. They are all spectacular!!
The cruise tour operates every day. The popular souvenir of the port of Yokosuka is ‘Japanese curry rice’ since Japan navy first imported curry for ship clues and invented Japanese style curry with rice. You can buy the original Yokosuka curry on the cruise ship! Why don’t you try this unique tour to see the spectacular view of warships, and feel the history of the port town?
5 minute walk from Keikyu Shioiri station
Adult 1,400yen (child 700yen)