Buildings in Odaiba completed before 1995: The Museum of Maritime Science

The Museum of Maritime Science is a marine science museum located in Odaiba, Japan. The building that houses the Museum of Maritime Science is shaped like a ship, complete with an observation tower at the top of his deck which offers a good view of the container port near Tokyo.

Exhibits include a unique collection of model boats, including wooden ships used during the Edo period; warships (such as armoured Shikishima 1898), submarines, ferries; supertankers (such as Nisseki Maru, in use from 1971 to 1985 and the largest tanker in the world at the time), container ships and the environment of the seas and oceans around Japan. The museum building itself is modelled after the British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2[1].

Outside the museum building are a number of exhibits including a large screw propeller, Ayumi I-Go Ocean Floor House, Tankai Submarine and PC-18 submersible, a wooden fishing boat from Kujūkuri, Osesaki lighthouse and Anorisaki Lighthouse[1].

Since May 1979 the icebreaker Sōya has been moored alongside the museum open to the public. Soya, built-in 1938 as an icebreaker load; has served as Japan’s first Antarctic observation ship and offers a view of the house, the kitchen and engine rooms. Yotei Maru, which once ferried the waters between Aomori and Hokkaido before the opening of an underwater tunnel made ​​his job obsolete near the site. With the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation also in the vicinity, and a public swimming pool next door, this area of Odaiba is rich with knowledge and attractions.

[1]Fadzli Zubi, “Designing for a New Urban Image: Odaiba Waterfront City, Tokyo”, Thinking Spaces for Making Places, (The University of Tokyo,2007), 1-10.
[2]Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Development and Redevelopment of Urban Areas, (TMG, 2013), 69-103.

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