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Japan's first U.S.Consulate General was set up here. The Memorial Hall for the first Consul General Townsend Harris displays his mementos and records of those times. In the precincts are also the graves of 5 Americans and 3 Russian sailors.
The president of the United States of America "Jimmy Carter visited here on June 27, 1979.
|Address:||31-6 Kakisaki Shimoda city Shizuoka Pref.||
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|Operation Time:||Gyokusenji Temple: Open for 24 hours
Memorial Hall: 8:00am - 5:00pm
|Ticket Prices:||Gyokusenji Temple: Free of charge
Memorial Hall: Adults 300Yen Children 150Yen
|Tel:||Gyokusenji Temple: 0558-22-1287
Memorial Hall: 0558-22-1287
|Regular holiday:||No holidays|
|Parking Lot:||Free: 5 cars|
|Getting Here:||By Walking: 25 min. from Shimoda Train Station
By Car: 6 min. from Shimoda Train Station
15 min. from Pension Sakuraya
| Gyokusenji Temple web site (Japanese)
The history of opening of Shimoda port in English
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