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Following the USS Midway, the USS Independence was the second forward-deployed US aircraft carrier in Japan. It was based in Yokosuka during 1991-98.
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I went with a group to tour the USS Independence while it was homeported at Yokosuka. All the planes were gone, flown to Atsugi.
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CV-62 Freedom's Flagship is nicknamed "Indy." Commissioned in 1959.
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Elevator
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Bow and anchor
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Riding on the elevator to the flight deck.
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The elevator is normally used to carry planes up to the flight deck.
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Flight deck of the USS Independence. The island or control tower can be seen.
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Control tower of the Indy.
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Flight deck of the USS Independence.
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Catapult
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We all received a cap.
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Nets along the edge function as a safety net for any crew who has to jump off the flight deck.
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The flight deck is dotted with these lugs used to tie down the planes.
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Fan tail
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Sailor
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Bridge
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Inside the bridge
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Bridge
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"Welcome aboard!"
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Captain's seat. We took turns sitting on it for pictures.
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View of the flight deck from the bridge.
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Bridge windows
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Inside the USS Independence
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Submarine moored in the next berth.
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Sailor
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Hangar below deck. The USS Independence was decommissioned in Sept. 1998.
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This is the USS Midway which I also toured with a group while it was still homeported in Yokosuka during 1973-1991. The first US aircraft carrier to be homeported outside the US.
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Flight deck of the USS Midway.
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USS Midway control tower
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USS Midway flight deck
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There were no planes on the carrier when we visited. They were all at Atsugi. This jet was gutted and used only for ground crew training.
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Elevator on USS Midway
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USS Midway hangar. The ship is now a museum in San Diego, California.
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Shoeikan was originally the annex (別館) of the Shoeikan ryokan inn opened in 1904 (Meiji 37). The inn was built for navy VIPs like Admiral Heihachiro Togo who led the Japanese navy during the Russo-Japanese War.Hours
Lunch: 11:30–14:30 Dinner: 17:30–21:30

About 1 km from JR Higashi Maizuru Station. Parking available.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sQd8ZdekJqA2
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The ryokan's annex building was left unused and decrepit for many years and was on the verge of being torn down until a citizens group got together to clean, renovate, and preserve the building. They finally decided to make it a Western-style restaurant serving navy cuisine. It just opened on Oct. 11, 2018. Glad that they preserved the building.
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Shoeikan entrance hall.
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Entrance hall stained glass.
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Shoeikan corridor to the restaurant.
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The 1st floor is the main dining room. It even has a Noh stage.
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We had a special sample of the curry rice, cabbage roll, stewed hamburger, and potatoes and meat (niku-jaga). Curry rice is famous as a navy dish in Japan.Shoeikan restaurant, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture.
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The restaurant's menu is quite cheap, prices ranging from ¥900 for Navy curry rice to ¥4,500 for a full course.
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For the restaurant menu and recipes, the restaurant chefs use an old navy recipe book that was used by navy galley staff in the Imperial Japanese Navy. It has about 200 recipes for Western dishes and confections.
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We could also go upstairs and tour the private dining rooms.
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Private dining room.
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Private dining room.
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The 2nd floor's private dining rooms are adorned with calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.
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Calligraphy by legendary Admiral Heihachiro Togo.
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The private dining rooms are quite ornate with carved transoms like this one of Mt. Fuji.
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Private dining room.
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Garden view from a private dining room.
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Private dining room named "Takasago."
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Stairway.
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Private dining room.
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Private dining room at Shoeikan.
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Small statue of Admiral Heihachiro Togo in a private dining room.
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Seat back.
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Club Alliance and gate to the US Navy Base.
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Battleship Mikasa, the flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. 三笠
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Bow
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Middle
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Aft with the Rising Sun flag.
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The ship has been very well restored. It was built in 1902 in the UK. It became a memorial ship in 1926, later fully restored in 1961.
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Gold Imperial crest on the bow.
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Guns
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Lifeboats
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The bridge
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Bow deck as seen from the bridge.
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Outside the bridge.
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Inside the Battleship Mikasa.
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Conference room
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Captain's quarters
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Lower deck
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Display of model boats by elementary school children on the lower deck.
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A winning entry. Model of the Mikasa.
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Submarines of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.
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Navy monument in Verny Park
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Navy monument in Verny Park
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Navy monument in Verny Park
 
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