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" which 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. 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 document concerned. "The fifth fortune dragon-maru" was damaged by H-bomb test on (1954) March 1 in 1954. Tokyo had you know wooden fishing boat reflected on deep sea fishing by the real thing and, with wish not to have dire disaster with atomic and hydrogen bombs again, built this pavilion.

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3. Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu

Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu

We just make use of shipbuilding dock sign originally because it was shipyard and leave screw and crane. When it is night, we can enjoy crane lighted up and Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, night view of 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

We establish museum in the ground of proximity of barrier "Nakagawa guard station" set up in Onagigawa River by Kawaguchi to convey history of city of attractive waters, Koto, and, by dioramas, we reproduce Nakagawa guard station, and transportation by water of Kanto and Edo, history, culture of Koto City display document that it is revealed.

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6. Yokojyukkengawa Water Park (yokojikkengawashinsuikouen)

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park

Yokojyukkengawa Water Park is park of 1,900m in length to follow from Onagigawa River to flat house bridge. Because the Yokojikken River flowed through (1659) aside seeing from Edo-jo Castle in river of about ten ken of excavated width of a river (about 18m) in 1659, this name was attached. The embarkation experience of Edo Japanese-style ship is possible and there are boat platform and the water athletic, pond of iris and can enjoy seasonal nature.

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7. The site of Mifunagura (ofunaguraato)

The site of Mifunagura

"Boathouse" means hangar of the Shogunate vessels. General Sandai, pleasure boat "Ataka circle" of warship form of Iemitsu Tokugawa named "best Mifune in Japan" was stored in those days until we were dismantled in 1682 by (1682).

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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 years old. 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. IHI History Museum (i-muse)

IHI History Museum i-muse

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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