Meiji maru

Meiji maru

The Japanese oldest sailing boat which is appointed to important cultural property of country

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.

Address 2-1-6, Ecchujima, Koutou-ku (the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Etchujima Campus)
TEL 03-5245-7319 (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
Access JR Keiyo Line, Musashino Line "Etchujima Station" 2-minute walk/Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Monzen-Nakacho Station" Exit 4 10-minute walk/Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho "Tsukishima Station" 10-minute walk
URL http://www.e.kaiyodai.ac.jp/facilities/meiji/histoy.htm

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