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Dec 5, 2011 - Step Inside Peace Boat for a Day!

If you have ever wondered how it would feel to sail around the world on a fully equipped passenger ship, get a taste of the experience at the Open Ship events Peace Boat will hold in various locations in Japan this winter. Between January 19-23 of 2012, Peace Boat will welcome visitors to step onboard its ship to learn more about upcoming voyages and the countries that we will visit in 2012 and 2013. We also welcome visitors to view the cabins and facilities onboard our chartered ship, The Oceanic, which has a capacity for 1,500 people and includes features such as lecture halls, sports areas, language classrooms, and a Montessori education room for children.

A Peace Boat voyage is a life-changing experience. By utilizing the 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, and global community building.

Our Open Ships events are free, open to the general public. See below for more details:

Yokohama Open Ship
Location: Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal (10 minutes from the Nihonodori Station on the Minato Mirai Line)
Date: January 23, 2012 (Monday), 2012
Visiting Hours: 09:30-16:00
Registration deadline: January 16, 19:00

A culture festival will also be held on the top deck of the ship on this day. Enjoy music and dance performances from various countries.

Kobe Open Ship
Location: Kobe Port Terminal (Port Terminal Station on the Port Liner)
Date: January 19, 2012 (Thurs)
Visiting Hours: 9:30-16:00
Registration deadline: January 12, 19:00

Nagoya Open Ship
Location : Port of Nagoya (Nagoya Port Station on the Meiko Metro Line)
Date: January 21, 2012 (Sat)
Visiting Hours: 9:30-16:00
Registration deadline: January 13, 19:00

To register in Japanese, please fill in the form here.
To register in English, please send the following information to participate(a) * Full name
* Contact e-mail address
* Contact telephone number
* Postal address (We will post your admittance postcard to this address. Please bring this postcard with you to the port)
* The date you would like to attend
The above information must be provided for each individual, even if registering as a group.

Please note that guided tours of the ship in English may not be available. If you are interested in receiving a guided tour, please indicate this at the time of registration. Beverages will be available for purchase on the ship, but food will not be sold or provided during the event.

One week before the Open Ship events, Peace Boat will co-host a Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in Yokohama on January 14-15, which the general public is also warmly invited to attend. For more details about the conference, visit:

For more information about our Open Ship events or conference, please contact participate(a) We hope to welcome you onboard soon!
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