OSAKA BOTTLESHIP MINI MUSEUM

year opened  1990
Location KAIYUKAN ENTRANCE Blg.
1-10,Kaigandori 1-Chome,Minato-ku,Osaka
Osaka Bottleship Mini Museum is located near KAIYUKAN (the famous and biggest AQARIUM in Japan, at Harbour Village of Osaka)
Contents About 70 excellent works of ships-in-bottles are opened to the public including about 20 works built by overseas superiors.
Time displayed  all day






 YOKOHAMA MARITIME MUSEUM

YOKOHAMA MARITIME MUSEUM Yokohama Maritime Museum specializes in ships and ports paticularly the port of Yokohama. The city of Yokohama constructed this museum to create an annex exhibition hall for the sail training ship NIPPON MARU and to succeed the Yokohama Maritime Science Museum which closed in autumn of 1988.
The present museum opened on March 25,1989,making the centenial of the incorporation of Yokohama as a municipality, and the 130th anniversary since the opening of the Port of Yokohama.
Location 1-1,Minato-Mirai 2-chome,nishi-ku, Yokohama
 TEL 045-221-0280
 Memorial foundation of sail ship "NIPPON MARU"
Ships-in-bottles About 30 works built by association memmbers living near Tokyo are exhibited in the room near the gate of museum.
Museum Holidays Mondays
Days after national holidays(except Saturday and Sunday)
Year-end and New Year's Day




 The sail training ship "Nippon Maru" was built in March 1930 for the students of the merchantile marine schools, at Kawasaki Dockyard in Kobe.
 In 1943, she set sail on her maiden voyage. In 1943, at the height of World War U, Nippon Maru was taken off sailing gears to serve as a transport ship for war materials. After the war, she was operated to transport Japanese soldiers and civilians back to Japan.
 In 1952, Nippon Maru was refitted as a sailing training ship and she changed her appearance to former elegant ship,"Swan of the Paciffic".
 In 1984, Nippon Maru was transfered from Ministry of Transport to the City of Yokohama and owned by the city. She was moored afloat at stone built dock in "Nippon Maru Park" on April 28, 1984 and was open to the publicas an educational facility for youth and for popularization of maritime interest.