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Updated: April 2, 2018

The Meiji-Maru 重要文化財 明治丸

2-1-6 Ecchujima Koto-ku Tokyo

The first ship registered as an Important Cultural Property

The Meiji-Maru is more than just Japan’s last remaining iron ship. Comissioned for building in Scotland by the Japanese government, the vessel originally served as a lighthouse patrol ship. In later years, it was reserved for use by the imperial family. Taken out of service and preserved as a memorial in 1978, you can still board the ship and explore below deck for an in-depth look at late 19th-century ship building.

How to Get There

  • Etchujima Sta. | 2 mins on foot
    JR Keiyo Line | JR Musashino Line
  • Monzen-nakacho Sta. | 10 mins on foot
    Tozai Line | Oedo Line
  • Tsukishima Sta. | 10 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line | Oedo Line

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 1st and 3rd Saturday
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
    April to September: 10:00 to 16:00
    October to March: 10:00 to 15:00
  • Last admission: 14:30



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