Blue-Eyed Samurai Hike -- March 25
Join YCAPS on a hike to William Adams' burial monument from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. While Adams was buried in Nagasaki, his son Joseph built this structure to remember his father in Yokosuka.

Walk through cozy neighborhoods and up a hill to Tsukayama Park, known for its cherry blossoms and cascading views of Yokosuka and the sea.

Atop the hill, enjoy your own packed lunch and tea with fellow hikers in an ohanami matsuri picnic near Adams' monument and family temple. Learn more about the life of William Adams and his lasting legacy in Japan. More details below.
More Details
Itinerary: Meet at 10 a.m. outside the main gate of Yokosuka Naval Base to walk as a group to Shiori Station. Bring a lunch or join us in purchasing a to-go lunch from a local bakery before hopping on the train to Anjinzuka Station. 
*If you would rather meet us at Anjinzuka Station, plan to arrive about 10:45 a.m. and bring your lunch. Please send an email to if selecting this option so we know to wait for you.
From Anjinzuka, we will take a 20 min, 1.5 km walk uphill to the park, where we’ll enjoy our lunches before walking another 1.5km via Jodoji -- Adams' family temple -- to pick up the train at Hemi Station to return to Yokosuka-Chuo Station by 2pm. 
Bring cash to buy your own lunch and drinks from vending machines and a SUICA or PASMO card to ride the trains.
All Posts