• Perry Memorial Hall

Perry Memorial Hall



In 1853, Matthew Calbraith Perry, who was Commodore of the U.S. Navy, landed on the Kurihama beach, which paved the way for opening Japan. In order to make Perry's arrival and the history of the opening of Japan widely known, the city of Yokosuka built the Perry Memorial Hall in 1987, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the city's founding as a municipality. The entrance to the museum is free of charge, and inside the museum, important historical documents that portray the scenes of those days are on display, such as diorama models, picture scrolls depicting the commotion right before Perry's landing, and old books chronicling the overview of the ”black ships.” The first floor is an exhibition hall displaying the diorama models reproducing the spectacles on the arrival of the black ships; on the second floor is a document gallery. The Perry Memorial Hall is situated within the premises of the Perry Park, where the monument commemorating Perry's landing constructed in 1901 stands. It is a 20-minute walk from the Kurihama Station on the JR Line or the Keikyu Kurihama Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line. It is a 10-minute ride on a bus bound for Nobi-kaigan from the Keikyu Kurihama Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line. The museum is close when you get off at the ”Peruri” Perry Kinenhi bus stop.

Location Information

  • Address

    Perry Park, 7-14, Kurihama, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, 239-0831

  • Nearest Station
    Kurihama Station
    ・ JR Yokosuka Line
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Sunday 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Closed
    If a national holiday falls on a Monday, then the follwing day we are closed. A New Year's holiday.

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