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Uraga and Kurihama are nationally famous as the place where Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Japan in July 1853. This is on the Miura Peninsula at the mouth of Tokyo Bay.
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Drawing of Perry by local junior high school students in Uraga. This is near Uraga Station. Uraga and Kurihama are a short train ride from Yokosuka Chuo Station.
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JR Kurihama Station is not far from the Keikyu Kurihama Station, but there's hardly anything near this station.
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Keikyu Kurihama Station is Kurihama's main train station with shopping arcades. The beach is also within walking distance. 京急久里浜駅
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Shopping arcade in front of Keikyu Kurihama Station. Walk down this road to go to the beach.
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Kurofune Ichiba shopping arcade. "Kurofune" means black ship, in reference to Commodore Perry's ships.
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Inside Kurofune Ichiba shopping arcade.
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Black ship on the sidewalk.
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry landed on July 14, 1853.
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Car ferry arriving Kurihama Port from Kanaya, Chiba, across Tokyo Bay.
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Kurihama is easy to spot on the Miura Peninsula with these smoke stacks.
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Kurihama beach, where Commodore Perry first landed in Japan.
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Perry Road and way to Perry Park.
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Way to Perry Park.
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Restaurant named "Kurofune."
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Perry Park faces the beach. It has the Perry Monument marking Perry's landing in Kurihama. ぺりー公園
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The Perry Monument was originally built in 1901 by a US friendship association to mark the landing of Perry. ぺりー上陸記念碑
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The monument words were written by Ito Hirobumi (Japan' first Prime Minister). It says, "Monument Commemorating the Landing of Navy Commodore Perry from the United States."
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"Monument in Commmemoration of the Landing of Commodore Perry, USN - Marquis Hirobumi Ito Grand Order of Chrysanthemum"
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Ship anchors flank the Perry Monument
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Plaque at the monument foot shows a map of Perry's voyage.
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The back of Perry Monument.
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The back of the Perry Monument in Kurihama.
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The back of the Perry Monument in Kurihama.
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Near the Perry Monument is the Perry Memorial Hall (Perry Ki'nenkan). Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed Mon. (open if a nationa holiday and closed Tue. instead). Phone 046-834-7531 ペリー記念館
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Bust of Commodore Perry at the entrance of Perry Memorial Hall
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Bust of Lord Toda at the entrance of Perry Memorial Hall
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First floor of Perry Memorial Hall has a portrait of Perry and a diorama. This small museum opened on May 1, 1987.
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Black Ship diorama
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Second floor of Perry Memorial Hall has the main exhibits.
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Portrait of Commodore Perry
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Map showing where Perry's Back Ships went. One ship went as far as Haneda.
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Painting depicting Perry's landing at Kurihama to meet the local magistrate.
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Letter from Perry to his daughter.
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