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Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama

1-2-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-662-1185
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Interesting museum, but not what one might expect...

Expected a general museum on the Japanese Coast Guard's mission and history, so was surprised to... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
interceptpubs
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A good free museum but not for everyone

This was a good free museum to see while walking around Yokohama, but I don't think it's for... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Richard K
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“on display” (4 reviews)
“high speed” (2 reviews)
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1-2-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 45-662-1185
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Expected a general museum on the Japanese Coast Guard's mission and history, so was surprised to see that the focus of this little museum was on a North Korean spy ship/drug runner. The ship, built to look like a common fishing boat but well armed...More

Thank interceptpubs
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was a good free museum to see while walking around Yokohama, but I don't think it's for everyone, as the focus on the capture of the North Korean spy ship makes it more for adults than for children. It's also a good place to...More

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is something you cannot miss if you are in Yokohama. Indeed, for Japanese the Coast Guard is something essential in order to protect the coast of Japan for North Korean "intrusions". Many Japanese just disappeared over the time because of North Korean spies....More

Thank Spoon R
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting and informative. Free of charge, the staff member followed us to answer any questions that we might have had

Thank Chipps09
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great little museum, not much but very interesting. A North Korean spy ship is exposed and the story of it is clearely explained in english, with full of artifacts. Little souvenir shop too.

Thank bigcop73
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

The Coast Guard museum is right on the edge of the Yokohama Bay close to the old warehouse area. One downfall in terms of getting to the museum is the lack of English signage at the area. I entered thinking this was the terminal of...More

1  Thank Joy_Sinha
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The highlight of this museum is the North Korean spy vessel salvaged by Japanese Coast Guard after the spies blew up the vessel when cornered by the Japanese. The staff was very kind to provide us with an English presentation, as most of the description...More

1  Thank GlobeLogist
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

It is difficult to spot in the Yokohama harbour. It sits on one of the piers but there is no English sign on the building explaining what is inside. But when you come in it is a fascinating story of a North-Korean spy-vessels disguised as...More

1  Thank Knut B
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a one-room museum that I found through my usual habit of discovery by walking around. My slow reading of Japanese at the first display prompted a guide to take me through the exhibit. Limited English, yes, but unlimited enthusiasm. A Russian lady and...More

2  Thank Ken N
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Was lucky to have one of the staff with us all along providing interesting commentary and willing to expand in the discussion. At this pace took about an hour. Reminded me of visiting the U-boat at the Industry Museum in Chicago although in this case...More

1  Thank rsegnini
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SandiBellingham
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It is in the same general area. This small harbor-side museum is not easy to find, but locals are very helpful to show direction..
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