Fun for children and grown-ups

Fun for children and grown-ups

In Koto City, there are a lot of facilities of various genres to be able to learn in spite of being pleasure in parent and child including experience-based facility and visit facility. Would you like to have you inflect by all means at opportunity of contact in parent and child of holiday?

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

It is building which design of Takahiko Yanagisawa (TAK) is characterized by. At the large entrance, there are triangular pillars and a wall with multiple round holes through which the sunshine creates beautiful patterns. The surface of the water shaking for wind is reflected in ceiling in waterside, and the unique atmosphere gives shadow in work.

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2. Koto City Environmental Learning Information Museum Ekokkuru Koto (koutoukukankyogakusyujohokanekokkurukoutou)

Koto City Environmental Learning Information Museum Ekokkuru Koto

Ekokkuru Koto is an educational facility where visitors can use their five senses to learn about everything from waste treatment issues close to home to global environmental problems. Visitors can also take part in various lectures and workshops.

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3. Wood & Plywood Museum (mokuzai, gohanhakubutsukan)

Wood & Plywood Museum

‘Wood and plywood for the future of our environment.’ This museum opened its doors in October 2007 (the 19th year of the Heisei period), and helps to prevent climate change and create tranquil living through the use of forest resources. Through these, the museum contributes to the building of an abundant society in which humans and nature can exist in harmony with each other.

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4. Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome (yumenoshimanettaishokubutsukan)

Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

The Tropical Greenhouse Dome uses residual heat from the neighboring waste treatment plant, with displays of plants from the subtropical Ogasawara islands—which are part of Tokyo—to the wider tropics, in a large greenhouse that is similar to a real natural environment. Flower arrangement classes, concerts, and so on are also organized in spaces such as the Event Hall.

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5. Shin-Koto garbage and sewage plant (shinkoutouseisokoujo)

Shin-Koto garbage and sewage plant

This is the largest waste treatment plant in Japan, with the capacity to incinerate 1800 metric tons of waste daily. Residual heat from the plant is passed on for use by the neighboring Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome. Members of the public in groups of nine or less can take guided tours of the facility on the 2nd and 4th Saturday afternoons of every month, while guided tours for groups of 10 or more are available on weekdays on request. (making a reservation over telephone is necessary beforehand.)

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6. Gas Science Museum

Gas Science Museum

Gas Science Museum is full of devices to easily learn about energy and gas while touring the seven exhibition zones. On each floor, a communicator will provide support when you have questions, or notice or discover something. Please see, hear, experience, and feel the wonderous world of gas, together with the fun and cute characters, Puka, Poka, and Pika.

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7. KidZania Tokyo

KidZania Tokyo

KidZania Tokyo is a facility for children ages 3 to 15 to have occupational and social experiences. Kids can experience more than 90 professions including pilot, fireman, and baker in an approximately 2/3 scale model of a town in the real world. When you work, you receive a salary in kidZo, the official local currency at KidZania and can shop or deposit money using kidZo and learn how the society works.

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8. RiSuPia

RiSuPia

"RiSuPia" is bodily sensation type museum to come in contact with charm of science and mathematics. We can learn while enjoying principle, law by personal guide system with display to appeal to Gokan for. We recommend the Discovery Field on the 3rd floor, which has many devices throughout the floor for you to enjoy scientific subjects. Workshops are held on the weekend, too.

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9. Tokyo Water Science Museum

Tokyo Water Science Museum

Tokyo Water Science Museum is PR facility of the Tokyo Waterworks Bureau available free. In June 2010, it was renovated and reopened as a hands-on museum to introduce the wonders and the scientific importance of water, and to deepen interest in water and the water supply. Furthermore, "aqua tour" that stopped for Ariake water station construction was reborn by imaging technique of projection mapping in March, 2013. From wonder of water to structure of water supply, we can learn in parent and child happily.

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10. Tokyo Sewarage Museum "Rainbow"

Tokyo Sewerage Museum “Rainbow”

At the Tokyo Sewarage Museum "Rainbow", you can experience working in a sewer system, which you cannot usually experience. "The sewer is great! Interesting! Thankful!" It is facility where a lot of such impressions are packed in.

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11. 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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12. Miraikan-The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan-The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan-The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) is science museum to be able to learn while enjoying the tip technology through display of participation experience type that featured the theme of robot, space, information science, global environment and interchange with science communicator including earth display "Geo-Cosmos" (geo-cosmos) of about 6m in diameter.

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13. The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, SONA AREA TOKYO

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, SONA AREA TOKYO

When large-scale earthquake disasters occurred in metropolitan area, as for the Tokyo Rinkai Koiki Bosai Koen (The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park), urgent disaster field task forces such as country or local government are set up, and it is in place taking charge of order function that the whole park is broad-based. In this facility, you can learn about disaster prevention and have fun learning through disaster prevention training and various events held regularly.

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14. 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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15. Great Tokyo Air Raids・War Damage Document Center (we defeat father brothers we learn and do not do)

Great Tokyo Air Raids・War Damage Document Center

Since 1970 (the 45th year of the Showa era), the Center has been utilized to house items and literature collected by the Tokyo Daikuushuu Kiroku no Kai (Association to Record the Great Tokyo Air Raid). This material relates to war damage, and specifically to the Great Tokyo Air Raid of 1945, conveying to successive generations the calamities of war suffered by citizens, so that the Center might be of use as a location for peace studies and research. The Center was opened by the Institute of Politics and Economy on September 9th, 2002 (the 14th year of the Heisei era), thanks to the cooperation of many different people.

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16. Fukagawa Edo Museum

Fukagawa Edo Museum

From the first floor under the ground to the second floor above the ground blow, and, in space, reproduce cityscape of the Edo era (assume the Tenpo era year) and life of general public. This shows details of the two row houses, a fruit and vegetable store, a rice-polishing store, a fire watchtower, a canal on which a long, thin small boat floats, and all of the daily household amenities. Furthermore, we gather state of one-day living of Fukagawa for around 15 minutes and direct in sound and lighting.

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17. Basho Museum (bashokinenkan)

Basho Museum

This memorial museum is on the banks of the Sumida River, overlooked by the Shin-ohashi and Kiyosubashi Bridges, and on the site on which the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho built a hermitage for himself. While based in the hermitage, Basho wrote many famous poems and travel journals, including his chronicle ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ (‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’). Also, in May 2002 (the 14th year of the Heisei era), the Basho Museum was certified as a location on the ‘21 Seiki Basho no Michi’ (‘21st Century Basho Road’) by the Japan Travel Pen Club, and is unique in being the only such location within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Monument of "old Shin-ohashi Bridge trace" is built on the sidewalk close to memorial hall. Shin-ohashi Bridge was first constructed in 1693 (the 6th year of the Genroku era). Right at the same time, while Basho was living in his Fukagawa Hermitage and the Shin-ohashi Bridge was under construction, he composed the haiku, ‘Hatsu yuki ya/kake kakari taru/hashi no ue’ (‘First snow/falling/on the half-finished bridge’). Upon witnessing the bridge’s completion, he composed the haiku ‘Arigataya/itadaite fumu/hashi no shimo’ (‘So thankful/in gratitude they tread across/the frosty bridge’).

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18. Ishida Hakyo Memorial Museum (ishidahakyokinenkan)

Ishida Hakyo Memorial Museum

Haiku poet Hakyo Ishida lived in Kitasuna of Koto City from (1946) for about 12 years in 1946 and composed many haikus on state of Koto City at the time as "burnt ground poetic composition". In addition, wave-go leads postwar haiku world and leaves big achievement in haiku literature of our country. The museum was established here, in a place that Hakiou himself called his ‘second home town’, in order to honor him, to introduce visitors to his achievements and his connection with Koto City, and to give them an idea of what he was like as a person.

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19. Takumi-no-yakata (rumen and person cooking)

Takumi-no-yakata

Much Traditional Art is left in Koto City. Koto City supported consumer life of capital from the Edo era, and this has been formed in history that developed. Artworks by craftspeople who have been recognized by the City as the holders of registered intangible cultural assets (arts and crafts) are specially selected for exhibition at Kosho Ichibankan, while the world of artisans is on display at Kosho Nibankan, in the form of specially selected exhibits relating to the history, techniques, and tools which have supported traditional arts and crafts.

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20. Ito Shinsui and Sekine Shoji Exhibition Corner (itoushinsui, sekineshojishokaitenjikona)

Ito Shinsui and Sekine Shoji Exhibition Corner

Itou Shinsui was born in Nishi Morishita-cho in Fukagawa, and as an exemplar of the expression of feminine beauty in Japanese Ukiyo-e artworks, established his own worldview of beauty. Sekine Shoji was born at around the same time in Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture. Through meeting Shinsui he began painting works that overflow with individuality, and was representative of western-style painters in the Taisho era. The exhibit describes the lives and works of these two artists, whose art and lifestyles were so contrasting.

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21. Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building) (tagawasuiho, norakurokan)

Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan(Norakuro building)

Tagawa Suiho (whose real name was Takamizawa Nakatarou) was the creator of ‘Norakuro’, and a manga artist with a strong connection to Koto City, where he lived from early childhood through to adolescence. In 1998 (the 10th year of the Heisei era), items from Tagawa’s estate, including artworks and the desk from his study, were donated to Koto City by his surviving family members. This provided the opportunity to establish the Tagawa Suiho Norakuro Museum, in order to introduce visitors to Tagawa’s achievements, which left a significant mark on the world of Japanese manga.

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22. Ozu Yasujiro Exhibition Corner

Ozu Yasujiro Exhibition Corner

The film director Yasujiro Ozu was born in 1903 in present-day Fukagawa 1-chome. He produced numbers of notable works, such as Tokyo Monogatari and Banshun, which depicted Japanese homes and families. The achievements of this great film creator are introduced through pictures, recordings, and associated Ozu products, who is called the "jewel of Japanese cinema" and known as a great filmmaker around the world.

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23. Fukagawa Tokyo Modern Museum

Fukagawa Tokyo Modern Museum

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.

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24. 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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25. Wood Place Tokyo preference studio (uddopureisutoukyookonomisutajio)

Wood Place Tokyo Okonomi Studio

There are various activities and attractions—including one-off events—at Tokyo Okonomi Studio in Otafuku headquarters, Tokyo, starting with the ‘Okonomiyaki School’, at which visitors can learn the most delicious ways to cook and eat okonomiyaki. In a way that is both enjoyable and tasty, visitors can have a hands-on learning experience. An extensive selection of Otafuku products and merchandise rarely seen elsewhere in the Kanto area is available in the showroom on the first floor! We can purchase.

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26. Tokyo Customs — "Information Center"

Tokyo Customs "Information Center"

This exhibition facility can answer questions such as, "What type of work is done at Customs?" You can have fun learning as you are guided by the Kasutamu-kun mascot, modeled after a drug-sniffing dog. A wide variety of materials are on display in the exhibition space, including explanations of narcotic smuggling techniques, and stuffed animals and replica products relating to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. There is no entry fee and you can visit at your leisure.

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27. Ariake Garbage and Sewage Plant

Ariake garbage and sewage plant

At the study tour conducted every month, you can learn how trash from the home is disposed of after being delivered to a waste incineration plant. Visit expense is free. Even one person can participate.
During the study tour, you watch an introduction video of the waste incineration plant, and then tour the factory with an employee guide. It is an opportunity to think again about trash, which is an inseparable part of our lives.

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28. Shimizu Corporation(Construction Technology History Exhibition Room)

Shimizu Corporation(Construction Technology History Exhibition Room)

A numbers of resources and actual products are displayed to show the history of development, such as concrete structures and steel-frame buildings to support present-day society's residents and work environment. It is designed so that people uninterested in construction techniques can still fully enjoy it. There are many films, pictures, and actual products of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Eras for viewing. It is an exhibition room where you can truly look, touch, and feel. It is free to view, but a reservation is necessary. Guides are available upon request.

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29. Gallery A4 (gyarariekuwaddo) (gyarariekuwaddo)

Gallery A4

It is the gallery in Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store. Based on the concept of ‘a gallery for enjoying architecture’, the gallery enables visitors to sample the delights of architecture through a variety of different media on display, including everything from the latest technology to art, photography, video, and publications. In gallery to be able to enjoy from general person to expert, we hold course and workshop about building.

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

i-muse - IHI HISTORY MUSEUM

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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31. Mega Web

MegaWeb

MegaWeb is theme park of "Toyota Motor Corporation which sees, and gets on, and did" to feel in concept. We display new model of Toyota brand earlier than anywhere else, and "Toyota city show case" which can take a test ride is divided into three facilities of "history garage" where "ride studio" which can learn pleasure and traffic rules that even child who does not have license runs displayed world history car. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, we hold various events.

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