Yokosuka has long played a part in Japan's naval history. Commodore Matthew Perry's landing in the area in the 1850s initiated the country's modernization, and today it is the site of a major naval facility used by the United States and Japanese forces. During World War Two, it was spared the heavy bombing which was the fate of many other Japanese cities, as the US military had already chosen it as a post-war base location. Yokosuka city is on the coast and near to sea. The population is about 42,0000 in Yokosuka city .There is a Naval Base, so many people come from America. The city's famous foods are Beigun curry and radish. It's called Miura daikon. Moreover, it is famous because there are quite a lot of slopes. Yokosuka is also the home city of previous Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
From Narita Airport, both the Keisei/Keihin Kyuko Line and Yokosuka JR Line have trains leaving from the basement of both Terminals No. 1 & No. 2. Some JR trains go direct to Yokosuka; reserved seats, food & beverage service & restrooms available. The Narita Express to Shinagawa requires a transfer to the Keikyu Line (2 hours; ¥3930 [¥3310 JR fare + ¥620 Keikyu fare]). With the Japan Rail Pass it costs only ¥620 for the Keikyu line.
From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu line and change trains at Keikyu-Kamata station (50 minutes; ¥790). A few Keikyu trains continue on to Yokosuka; these services reverse direction at Keikyu-Kamata and are joined to another train at Kawasaki.
The fastest Keikyu trains (the Limited Express "green trains" - referring to the color of the sign on the train, not of the train itself) make the run to Yokosuka-Chuo (横須賀中央) in 43 minutes from Shinagawa station (¥620). Many trains from the Toei Asakusa subway line continue on to the Keikyu Line. The ride takes about one hour from Nihombashi (日本橋) station (¥900).
The slower JR Yokosuka Line, on the lower level of Tokyo Station, takes you to JR Yokosuka Station (75 minutes; ¥1050) which is about 2 1/2 kilometers northwest of the more centrally-located Yokosuka-Chuo Keikyu station. If you wish to use JR, be sure to take any train bound for Yokosuka or Kurihama (and note that the front 4 cars of the train are removed at Zushi when Yokosuka-bound).
Buses run often & until about 11:30 PM; they are very safe, clean & modern; many bus routes go either to and/or from train stations to connect the transportation network. They cost about ¥170-¥300 on average.
At train stations, there will be a master bus map in front of bus stops showing the different routes with bus numbers. This bus number will only stop at one of several bus stops in front of the station or near the station. Each stop has a large sign that lists all the buses & schedules for that stop.
Along the road, bus stops are usually spaced out several blocks apart & are denoted by a white round sign or 4-sided square sign, sometimes lit. Bus drivers are very conscientious to look and stop for passengers waiting. The bus stops will be announced along the route and show on an electronic display. Passengers push the "stop" button located at every seat to indicate their stop.
Get on at the door halfway down the bus & get off at the front door. It's easiest to pay with Pasmo/Suica contactless smart cards, but if using cash, take the small-white ticket from the dispenser as you enter, paying the amount displayed on the price screen which corresponds to the number on your ticket. Place the white ticket and change in the same slot on top of machine next to driver). Buses will make change for 1000 yen notes & 100 yen coins. Bus drivers will often help you make the change.
Taxis are plentiful and very clean. ¥710 for the first two kilometers (and additional ¥300 charge for telephone pick-up requests). There is also a higher charge for nighttime taxi rides. There are taxi stands at all train stations and other strategic area. Taxis with red LED lit sign on dash are available and can be flagged (though may not stop if near a taxi stand). Taxis with yellow placard on front grill have permit to enter base & many drivers at JR station will ask foreigners (if going to) "base-u?" to ensure a permitted cab is used. Sample costs for longer trips: to Kurihama or Uraga about ¥4,000.
island. It is used for free activity. Especially, it is used as sea bathing and a barbecue place in summer. This island discovered ancient things.
Visit the Earthquake Awareness and Preparation Center, located near Yokosuka city hall. Visitors must sit through a Japanese language video presentation, but then can experience a strong earthquake in controlled surroundings, learn how to avoid injury, put out fires, and escape a smoky building. Visitors receive an English-language mock newspaper page outlining how their quick actions saved lives.
Attend a minor-league baseball game in the summer or fall. The Shonan Searex play at Yokosuka Stadium, the ticket cost is 1000Y. The stadium is a 10 minute walk from Oppama Station on the Keikyu line.Shonan Searex
Yokosuka claims to be the place of origin of the quintessentially Japanese dish curry rice, and it seems everywhere you turn there's a sign for "Navy curry" (海軍カレー kaigun karee). It's not idle boasting, though, as the dish is believed to have been introduced in the late 19th century by British sailors who regularly ate the easily-preserved meal. Recently a popular feature in many restaurants is the "Yokosuka burger", based on an American Navy recipe.
Food halls are under the Saikaya department store, More's City shopping plaza, and Avenue 580 shopping arcade. Saikaya and More's also feature floors of restaurants, as does the Daiei Shopper's Plaza on the waterfront.
. More's 9F Itarian restaurant. There are many pizza, salad, and dessert. It is the best restaurant for having a party.
Yokosuka's best-known bar district is The Honch, directly across the street from the CFAY Naval Base and a popular haunt of American sailors stationed nearby. The Honch encompasses parts of Honcho 1-chome, 2-chome and 3-chome and runs parallel to Route 16 from Chūō-o-dori ("Blue Street" in sailor slang, due to the blue-painted asphalt) all the way to Shiori-eki, basically covering the entire commercial district between Yokosuka Chūō and Shioiri stations.
The Honch is home to dozens of different bars, eateries and nightclubs. Most take both US dollars and Japanese yen, but use a 1:100 exchange rate (1 US cent = 1 Japanese yen). These establishments range from traditional Japanese-style bars to American-oriented hang-outs, catering primarily to American sailors. Additionally, there are several "buy-me-a-drink" bars located in the area, typically staffed by Filipina women. There are also a number of "Japanese only" bars in the area.