Learn the history of Koto-ku — Contemporary version
A lot of precious document and buildings conveying state of Tokyo of modern times (the Meiji Restoration - Pacific War end) remain in Koto City. Daily life that changes after the Meiji Restoration rapidly. And it fights in earthquake disaster. It is touched when we imagine thought of people who lived in the times of turbulence.
List of sightseeing theme spots
As part of reconstruction contracts after the Great Kanto Earthquake, it is house with store which former Tokyo city built in (1928) in 1928. Reinforced concrete houses, presently used as residences with stores attached more than 80 years after their initial construction, line Kiyosumi-dori for approximately 250 m. There are popular cafés and galleries among them.
2. Meiji maru
Meiji maru is the oldest sailing boat existing in Japan. It is 73 m long, 9 m wide, and weighs 1,027 tons, showing off its beautiful posture with three masts. Starting in 1896, it was used as the training ship for Nautical College (currently Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology). In 1954, it was released from its duties as a training ship and is currently preserved on the university's campus. In May 1978, it was designated a National Important Cultural Property, the only ship to have that designation.
3. Great Tokyo Air Raids・War Damage Document Center (we defeat father brothers we learn and do not do)
When we utilized document of "meeting which recorded Tokyo air raid" which collected documents and articles of Tokyo blitzkrieg, war damage from (1970) in 1970 and handed down dire disaster of citizen's war that we suffered in the next generation, and it was in place that was useful for study and learning of peace, it got cooperation of many various places on (2002) March 9 in 2002, and we were opened by Inst. of Politics and Economy.
You can experience how Tokyo port developed through a large model and video media, and you can see pictures and learn about role of the Tokyo port as an international trade port. It also has many resources, such as an area introducing the entire picture of Rinkai sub-city center through models and videos, as well as a book area. it is an ideal place for training and learning.
This is a renovated building of the Tokyo Fukagawa Shokudo, which had been built as Tokyo City-owned cafeteria in 1932. In 2008, it was designated as National Registered Tangible Cultural Property for being a building rebuilt after an earthquake that still exists as public cafeteria. Currently, it is the hub of the district's tourism and culture to conduct exhibition. It conducts projects relating to the contemporary history and food culture of Koto-ku. Café Nichiyo in the facility (irregular hours) provides meals and sweets.
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology was founded in October 2003, with the merger of Tokyo Mercantile Marine University and Tokyo Fisheries College. It is Japan's only comprehensive marine university to offer education and study in the oceanographic, maritime, and fishery fields. Building No. 1 (registration tangible cultural property) built in (1932) in 1932 features historical solid school building. Meiji maru is also a National Important Cultural Property.
We finish repair work in (2013) September in 2013 and are reopened and introduce IC system and are library where we installed automatic rental, return machine, reservation shelf in. We possess 480,000 points of books. "Schoolchild group evacuation reference library" displaying document to tell about state of children who evacuated in a group to each place of Yamagata, Niigata in order to avoid damage of air raid by the Pacific War again (as of the end of March, 2014) is installed and can see document, letter, photograph at the time of evacuation.