Japanese Overseas Migration Museum

Attraction Japan 〒231-0001 神奈川県横浜市中区新港2-3-1 Published on: 27-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
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The Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Minato Mirai is an institution dedicated to collecting records on Japanese migrations overseas and showing the history of those emigrants.

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Why Japanese Overseas Migration Museum is special ?

The Japanese Overseas Migration museum charts the history of Japanese migration overseas, primarily to the Americas and Hawaii. Scenes depict the early migrants to Hawaii who worked in the sugar industry, the next wave of migrants who went as settlers to countries such as Peru and Brazil, and then the post World War II migrants who went in search of a better life. Each part of the exhibition has English and Japanese explanations and there are documents, videos (with subtitles) photographs and artifacts. The journeys of the migrants are explored and scenes from their new life are recreated in the museum. A huge amount of material has been collected for this museum; much of it is displayed on video or computers. It is closed Mondays.

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What to explore at Japanese Overseas Migration Museum?

The museum is free to enter. All exhibits are extensively explained with adequate historical context in both Japanese and English with some parts offered in Portuguese and Spanish. There is enough information here to enthrall even the most seasoned history buff. The museum is housed on the second floor of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Yokohama office, so if the exhibit dredges up some wanderlust in you, you can head downstairs for information about becoming an Overseas Volunteer.

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How to get to Japanese Overseas Migration Museum?

10 min walk from Minatomirai Stations on the Minatomirai Line; public parking available

Selling points

  • A Touching Museum
  • Useful information
  • More understanding about Japanese history
  • Nice display
  • Good restaurant at a reasonale price
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  • It is closed on Mondays and Dec. 29-Jan. 3.
  • There are pictures, documents, personal objects, representation on how they lived and worked and some videos with interviews.
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  • At a restaurant on the third floor of the building, they serve meals at a reasonable price.


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The JICA Museum is particular important if you have parents, grandparents, or great grandparents who left Japan to start a new life in another country. The focus is mainly in North and South America immigration. There are pictures, documents, personal objects, representation on how they lived and worked and some videos with interviews. The museum is small, the staff were very kind, but unfortunately most of them didn't speak English. I enjoyed visiting the JICA because my parents left Japan through the port of Yokohama and learning a bit more about their past was very important to me. There is no entry fee.

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