Hirohito visited Hong Kong’s highlights and hidden gems during his special private tour in 1921
When Emperor Hirohito was just the Japanese Crown Prince in 1921, he once visited Hong Kong on his way to London.
Made in England Hong Kong Governor Stubbs became the temporary private tour guide to offer Great Britain’s VIP a special private tour service in the British Colony.
In this post, Frank the tour guide is going to show you Hirohito’s sightseeing activities at the highlights and hidden gems in Hong Kong during his three-day visit.
Travelers can follow Hirohito’s steps to TIY, tour Hong Kong yourselves.
Of course, made in Hong Kong Frank the tour guide can do the duties of a host to show his VIPs, i.e. you, his own city in his easy Hong Kong private tour service.
Hirohito’s activities at Hong Kong’s highlights and hidden gems
For sightseeing, Hirohito did not go to the famous Victoria Peak and take the interesting Peak Tram.
He also did not take the popular Star Ferry.
The assassination threat against Hirohito from the Korean Independence Campaign activists might be the reason behind.
Crown Prince’s security was the first priority.
He just enjoyed the beautiful Victoria Harbor view from his “cruise ship”, the battleship Katori (see photo below).
By Unknown author – Naval History and Heritage Command (catalog number: NH 58975) <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external autonumber” href=”https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-58000/NH-58975.html”></a>, Public Domain, Link
During the special private tour conducted by temporary tour guide Hong Kong Governor Stubbs, Hirohito visited Repulse Bay to have a nice walk and enjoyed a good lunch on the British light cruiser Curlew (see photo below) moored at Stanley.
By Photographer not identified. “Official photograph”. – This is photograph <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external text” href=”https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=Q+18679″>Q 18679</a> from the collections of the <a rel=”nofollow” class=”external text” href=”https://www.iwm.org.uk/”>Imperial War Museums</a> (collection no. 1900-74), Public Domain, Link
For inspection, Hirohito visited the large water supply facility Tai Tam Reservoir, the military facility fort on Stonecutters Island and the navigation facility lighthouse on Green Island.
According to the report to London from the made in England temporary private tour guide Governor Stubbs, Hirohito loved photography and took a lot of photos in Hong Kong.
Did he transfer the photos to the Japanese Army?
Did the Japanese Generals use the photos as the important intelligence to prepare for Japan’s invasion of Hong Kong, which began on 8 Dec 1941?
Travelers may follow Hirohito’s steps to TIY, tour Hong Kong yourselves, to find out the answer!
Made in Hong Kong Frank can do the duties of a host to show you his own city in his easy private tour service
Of course, travelers can have a private tour to go sightseeing in Hong Kong like Hirohito.
We won’t send you a made in England Hong Kong Governor to serve you.
Made in Hong Kong Frank the tour guide is going to perform the duty of a host to serve you in his easy Hong Kong private tour.
See you in 2021, the centenary of Japan’s Crown Prince Hirohito’s Hong Kong visit!