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Updated: October 1, 2019

The Meiji-Maru 重要文化財 明治丸

2-1-6 Ecchujima, Koto City, Tokyo

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The first ship registered as an Important Cultural Property

The Meiji-Maru is more than just Japan’s last remaining iron ship. Built by shipbuilding firm Robert Napier and Sons of Glasgow, England for the Japanese government, the vessel originally served as a lighthouse patrol ship. In later years, it was also used by the Imperial family of Japan. Between 1896 and 1954, the ship was used as a moored training vessel. Taken out of service and preserved as an Important Cultural Property, you can still board the ship for an in-depth look at late 19th-century ship building.

How to Get There

  • Etchujima StationJR Keiyo LineJR Musashino Line2 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:00


    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days:
    *Noted on university website calendar



Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas
  • Wheelchair rampWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletToilet with handrails

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