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Aug 23, 2014 - Step Inside the Peace Boat Ship for a day!
Peace Boat's chartered ship, the Ocean Dream, has modern amenities and a capacity for approximately 1,400 passengers
If you have ever wondered how it would feel to embark a fully equipped passenger ship sailing to promote a culture of peace around the world, get a taste of the experience at the Open Ship events Peace Boat will hold this summer in various cities in Japan. During these events, Peace Boat will welcome visitors to step onboard its ship to learn more about Peace Boat's projects, upcoming voyages and the countries that we will visit in 2014 and 2015.

Visitors are welcome to view the cabins and facilities onboard our chartered ship, the Ocean Dream, which has a capacity for 1,422 people and includes features such as lecture halls, sports areas, language classrooms, and various event spaces. By utilizing these public spaces and facilities onboard the ship and encouraging the interests and talents of staff and participants alike, Peace Boat creates a unique environment in which people can live and learn together while undertaking socially responsible travel to some of the most fascinating regions on earth.

On average, between 700 and 1,000 participants of various ages and backgrounds join each of the three to four voyages we organize every year. Most participants are from Japan, but people of all nationalities are welcome to join our global voyages. Each voyage calls at approximately 20 countries around the world over three months and offers participants unique chances for learning, cultural exchange, social service and global community building.

Our Open Ship events are open to the general public, but require pre-registration. See below for more details:

During Peace Boat voyages, onboard lectures, workshops and talk sessions introduce participants to the regions visited and other issues of global significance.
Yokohama Open Ship

Venue: Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal
(10 minutes from the Nihonodori Station on the Minato Mirai Line)

Dates & Visiting Hours:
October 23-24, 2014 (Thu & Fri) 09:30-16:00. Entrance fee: 500 yen

Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014 (Wed) - 19:00

During the Yokohama Open Ship, Peace Boat's Global Festival for Culture & Tourism will be held, with information booths from embassies and tourism agencies from some of the countries Peace Boat will visit in the upcoming year.

Youth and students from various countries are invited onboard as part of Peace Boat's International Student's programmes, which promote peace education.
Tokyo Open Ship

Venue: Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal
(30 minutes bus ride from Tokyo Station's Marunouchi Bus Station; 15 minutes bus ride from Katsudoki Station on the Oedo subway Line)

Dates & Visiting Hours:
October 26, 2014 (Sun) 09:30-16:00. Entrance fee: 500 yen

Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014 (Wed) - 19:00

Peace Boat take people of all different walks of life to some of the farthest corners of the world.
Nagoya Open Ship

Venue: 6 minute walk from Exit 3 of Nagoya Port Station (Meiko Line)

Dates & Visiting Hours:
October 28, 2014 (Tue) 09:30-16:00. Entrance fee: Free

Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014 (Wed) - 19:00

Peace Boat's "Peace Ball" project collects sporting items in Japan and delivers them to communities in need around the world.

Hakata Open Ship

Venue: Hakata International Port Terminal
10 minutes by bus from Tenjin Station. Take bus no. 80 from [ 2A ] terminal ,in front of Tenjin Solaria Stage

Dates & Visiting Hours:
November 11, 2014 (Tue) 09:30-16:00. Entrance fee: 500 yen

Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014 (Thurs) - 19:00

Music and arts have an important role in peace making and bringing people together, and are important part of a Peace Boat voyage. Here, Peter Yarrow, one-third of Peter, Paul & Mary, sings together with participants.
Kobe Open Ship

Venue: Venue: Kobe Port Terminal
From Sanomiya Station, take the Port Liner to Kobe Port Terminal station..

Dates & Visiting Hours:
November 15-16, 2014 (Sat & Sun) 09:30-16:00. Entrance fee: 500 yen

Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014 (Fri) - 19:00

How to register

Registration can be done online in Japanese from here.

To register in English, please e-mail the following information to participate(a)
* Full name
* Contact e-mail address
* Contact telephone number
* Age and gender
* Postal address (We will post your admittance postcard to this address. Please bring this postcard with you to the port)
The above information must be provided for each individual, even if registering as a group.
Please also let us know if you are interested in joining any of our future voyages either as a participant or as a volunteer.

Please note that a guided tour of the ship in English may not be available, but you are welcome to explore the ship on your own. Beverages will be available for purchase on the ship, but food will not be sold or provided during the event. For more information about our Open Ship event, please contact participate(a)
See you onboard!!

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