History of ship

History of ship

We maintain canal in the Edo era, and Koto City which developed as base of distribution is area with relations that are close to ship. Please enjoy various faces including "Urban dock La La Port Toyosu" that you can enjoy light-up and night view utilized ruins of former shipyard from spot that can feel history of ships such as existing our country oldest sailing boat "Meiji maru" or "Nakagawa Funabansho Museum".

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Meiji maru

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.

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2. Is Exhibition Hall of Daigo Fukuryu-maru (;)

Exhibition Hall of Daigo Fukuryu-maru

We display the wooden tuna boat "the fifth fortune dragon-maru" and accessories and material concerned. "The fifth fortune dragon-maru" was damaged by H-bomb test on (1954) March 1 in 1954. As well as enabling visitors to learn from a real-life wooden fishing vessel that set sail as part of the deep-sea fisheries industry, the city of Tokyo established this exhibition hall to express the wish that no further calamities should occur through the use of nuclear weapons.

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3. Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu

Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu

Because Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu used to be a shipyard, it makes use of the site of the original shipbuilding dock, whose propellers and cranes are still in place. After sunset, visitors can enjoy nighttime views of the cranes themselves, which are illuminated, as well as Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo Skytree. As water bus to tie Asakusa or Odaiba and Toyosu to is navigated regularly from pad in Urban dock La La Port Toyosu, please enjoy this.

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4. Tokyo Minatorie

Tokyo minatorie

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.

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5. Nakagawa Funabansho Museum (nakagawafunabanshoshiryokan)

Nakagawa Funabansho Museum

In order to convey the history of Koto, this city of attractive waters, an archive has been established at a location near Nakagawa Bansho, which was a checkpoint located on the estuary of the Nakagawa River. Through dioramas and the like, this archive recreates Nakagawa Bansho, and exhibits material through which it is possible to better understand water-borne transportation in Edo and the Kanto area, as well as the history and culture of Koto City.

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6. Yokojyukkengawa Water Park (yokojikkengawashinsuikouen)

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park extends for a total of 1,900 m, from the Onagigawa River to Hirazumibashi Bridge. The Yokojukkengawa River was originally excavated in 1659 (the 2nd year of the Manji era). The ‘jukken’ part of its name comes from the fact that its width was about ‘jukken’—that is ten so-called ‘ken’ in the old Japanese system of measurements—while the ‘yoko’ part of its name originates in the fact that it flowed crosswise—’yoko’ meaning sideways or across—when viewed from Edo Castle. As well as being able to experience boarding a Japanese-style ship from the Edo era, visitors can enjoy the natural environment from season to season, along with a boating terminal, an aquatic playground, and a pond featuring Japanese iris flowers.

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7. The site of Mifunagura (ofunaguraato)

The site of Mifunagura

"Boathouse" means hangar of the Shogunate vessels. The Atakemaru was a pleasure boat owned by third-generation shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu and modeled on a battleship. At the time it was known as ‘the number one ship in Japan’, and was stored here until being dismantled in 1682 (the 2nd year of the Tenna era).

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8. Mukai Tadakatsu's grave

Mukai Tadakatsu's grave

Tadakatsu Mukai was master hand of ship and served Hidetada Tokugawa at the age of 16. Along with Moritaka Kuki and others, Tadakatsu Mukai played a significant role as a naval commander. Also in 1632, by the order of Third Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa, he commanded the manufacturing of the Atakemaru, the largest boat reserved for nobles in the history of Edo Shogunate. (Iemitsu named it "Tenkamaru.")

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9. i-muse - IHI HISTORY MUSEUM ... (aimyuzu - aieichiaihisutorimyujiamu ...)


This business history museum was established to convey the over 160-year history of IHI, which expanded its business into various fields from nautical and terrestrial machinery and factories to aviation and space, and pioneering in a new generation. You can view resources on various products, such as ships and airplanes that it has manufactured. An actual Wolseley CP-style truck, Japan's very first commercial vehicle, and an entirely domestically produced jet engine are displayed at the entrance.

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