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Perry Gastronomy


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It was here in Yokohama, near the Yokohama Archives of History, that the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity was signed in 1854. Yokohama became Japan’s first port town to open to foreign trade.

Today, you can enjoy a special gastronomy dinner at the former Consul General's office in Yokohama, inspired by the washoku menu from the dinner party where the Edo shogunate entertained Commodore Perry when the treaty was signed.

At the time of the treaty and the opening of Yokohama Port, it was not unusual to write menus on Japanese hand-made fans, known as sensu. This, too, is part of the unique Yokohama gastronomic experience.

Travelers and travel designers will be able to choose among various local venues in addition to the Yokohama Archives of History as distinctive venues for a gastronomy dinner. We will work with you to develop attractive story-oriented gastronomy dinner plans based on the number of travelers, their requirements, and their backgrounds, as well as the history of Yokohama. 

When Commodore Perry enjoyed his gastronomy dinner in Yokohama, could he have imagined that 170 years later, washoku would be listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage? 


© Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau

How to get there


From Haneda Airport, take the Haneda Airport Limousine Bus to Yokohama Station (about 30 minutes).


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