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Feb 1, 2017 - Step inside Peace Boat 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 on a fully equipped passenger ship sailing to promote a culture of peace around the world, now is your chance at the Open Ship events Peace Boat will hold throughout Japan this March and April. During these events, Peace Boat will welcome visitors onboard to learn more about Peace Boat's projects, upcoming voyages and the countries that we will visit in 2017 and beyond.

Visitors are welcome to view the cabins and facilities onboard our chartered ship, the Ocean Dream, which has a capacity of 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 taking place 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:


Hakata Open Ship

Venue: Hakata Port Chuo Wharf Cruise Center

Take the #80 Bus from 'Tenjin Solaria Stage Mae (2A)' or 'Tenjin Kita (3)' bus stop, or the #88 Bus from 'Hakata Station Center Building Mae E'. The port is near the final stop on either bus route, 'Hakata Port International Terminal' bus stop.

Dates & Visiting Hours:
March 30, 2017 (Thursday)
13:00-16:00 (enter by 15:00)
Entrance fee: 800 yen

Registration deadline:
March 21, 2017 (Tues) - 18:00

Capacity: 2000 people


Beppu Open Ship

Venue: Beppu International Tourism Port Ishigaki Wharf Four (In front of Shoningahama Park)

10 minute walk from Beppu Daigaku Station on JR Nippo Honsen Line 3 minute walk from Fukamachi bus stop on Bus APU #50,51,52,AS54 5 minute walk from parking lot.

Dates & Visiting Hours:
March 31, 2017 (Friday)
11:00-14:00 (enter by 13:00)
Entrance fee: 800 yen

Registration deadline:
March 21, 2017 (Tues) - 18:00

Capacity: 500 people


Kobe Open Ship

Venue: Kobe Port Terminal

Directly in front of Port Terminal Station on the Port Liner.

Dates & Visiting Hours:
April 3, 2017 (Monday)
09:30-14:00 (enter by 12:30) and 13:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00). br> Entrance fee: 800 yen

Registration deadline:
March 21, 2017 (Tues) - 18:00

Capacity: 6000 people


Nagoya Open Ship

Venue: Nagoya Port Terminal

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

Dates & Visiting Hours:
April 6, 2017 (Thursday)
09:30-14:00 (enter by 12:30) and 13:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00).
Entrance fee: 800 yen

Registration deadline:
March 23, 2017 (Thurs) - 18:00

Capacity: 6000 people


Yokohama Open Ship

Venue: Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal

10 minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line.

Dates & Visiting Hours:
April 8, 2017 (Saturday)
09:30-14:00 (enter by 12:30) and 13:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00).
April 9, 2017 (Sunday)
09:30-14:00 (enter by 12:30).
Entrance fee: 800 yen

Registration deadline:
March 23, 2017 (Thurs) - 18:00

Capacity: 6000 people


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)peaceboat.gr.jp:
* 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)peaceboat.gr.jp.
See you onboard!!

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