Seikan, Yokozuna Memorial, Matsumae Castle

  • Porto

    Hakodate

  • Livello di difficoltà

    Facile

  • Tipologia

    non disponibile

  • Prezzo

    Adulti

    USD99.0

  • Durata ore

    7.5

  • Codice escursione

    01TI

Descrizione

First, we will head to the Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, which opened for service in March 1988, 42 years after it was first conceived. The Memorial Hall displays the history of its construction through a 3D model, visual images and panels. Then we will go to the Yokozuna memorial, a memorial hall (Kinenkan) in memory of the famous Japanese sumo wrestler Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji. The museum will teach us a lot about Japanese Sumo culture.
Matsumae is a former castle town just west of Cape Shirakami, the southernmost point of Hokkaido. Only 20 kilometres across the Tsugaru Strait from Aomori, Matsumae was the northern limit of Japan during the Edo period and the sole feudal fief on the otherwise wild, untamed frontier of Hokkaido. The prosperous town attracted merchants engaged in the shipping trade, and was protected by a garrison at Matsumae Castle, the only Japanese-style castle to have been built on Hokkaido. After that, we will visit the Trappist monastery, which was Japan's first convent, established in the 19th century. Its museum exhibits photos of people living in the monastery.



Cosa vediamo

First, we will head to the Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, which opened for service in March 1988, 42 years after it was first conceived. The Memorial Hall displays the history of its construction through a 3D model, visual images and panels. Then we will go to the Yokozuna memorial, a memorial hall (Kinenkan) dedicated to the famous Japanese sumo wrestler Chiyonoyama Chiyonofuji.  The museum will teach us a lot about Japanese Sumo culture. Matsumae is a former castle town just west of Cape Shirakami, the southernmost point of Hokkaido. Only 20 kilometres across the Tsugaru Strait from Aomori, Matsumae was the northern limit of Japan during the Edo period and the sole feudal fief on the otherwise wild, untamed frontier of Hokkaido. The prosperous town attracted merchants engaged in the shipping trade, and was protected by a garrison at Matsumae Castle, the only Japanese-style castle to have been built on Hokkaido.  After that, we will visit the Trappist monastery, which was Japan's first convent, established in the 19th century.  Its museum exhibits photos of people living in the monastery.


Cosa c'è da sapere

Please Note: Space is limited, therefore we strongly suggest to book early. Due to travel season in Japan, heavy traffic jam will be expected. There is no place to exchange money in the port, preparing Japanese Yen is strongly recommended. The clear view of the landscape is subject to the weather conditions. Wear low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes.

English & other European tour guides are subject to availability.