Museum of Maritime Science
Museum of Maritime Science
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Neighborhood: Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles91 reviews
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Alan G
Farnborough, UK200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
The main museum is closed for refurbishment which is a shame, the building for it looks like a big cruise liner which is kinda fun.
While it is the outside bits are all that are open with a small donation requested but not insisted on.
The ice breaker ship (Soya) is well worth half an hour or so and a brief wander around the 'gardens' to see the outside exhibits.
The small subsidiary centre that is open sadly has no English other than for one panel right near the exit, this appears to be the newest board so hopefully in the future the re-opened museum wil have a lot more of interest.
Written January 18, 2016
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FlyingDutchmanYVR
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Museum's ocean-cruiser-like building has been closed for years now, and looks pretty neglected. The "annex" is tiny, has virtually no English explanations and is also seriously worn out. There are some interesting artifacts scattered around the park around the museum but with limited English explanatory signs. The exploration ship Soya is nicely preserved but sadly there were no English leaflets or explanations available. Access to the Soya and "annex" is free.
Written September 28, 2018
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Jack F
Bandung, Indonesia845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
The maritime museum building is quite unique, like a ship. In it exhibited a wide range of sea transport and maritime technology. For education, this is very interesting place to visit. To be able to see things that they show off, you need to pay the entrance fee of 700 yen.
Written June 15, 2015
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Kardvador
Lyon, France158 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Forget about this place unless you really want to visit the antarctic boat Soya next to it (free and nice 15 minutes visit). Apparently, the building / boat will be demolished and replaced by a new building in 3 to 5 years...
Written August 28, 2012
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This museum doesn’t work till Dec’23, but Soya ship and it’s museum is open.
Soya ship has a history, it travelled to Antarctic for several times. It is not so big, but you can see everything: cabins, kitchen, doctor’s office. You can also see the engine and hear how it sounds. There is small film about ship’s expedition. Ship visit is for free.
Written November 2, 2022
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John DDoe
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
It's scandalous that a museum with so many excellent exhibits and great atmosphere has been moth-balled for some 10 years or more now. Not worth going anywhere near it. Closed and rotting away. Forget it. You are forced to select a visit date on this page. This is a deception. The shop and the boat are open, but not the museum which makes up 95% of the potential exhibit. It's a scandal and shows the utter ineptitude of the Tokyo Gov'mnt in looking after its assets and getting them on the high rail. Really, don't waste your time with the false advertising by JNTO and others. We had the luck to have visited some 15 years ago, 2 or 3 times in fact because it was so great. It's a major annoyance now. Avoid it like the pest. Optional answers below are a joke too because they don't apply. The place is always closed, hot or cold, who cares? Wifi? What are you talking about.Special exhibits, what? Students? Why would they go there? The arts? F that.
Written September 29, 2019
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ShonWata
Singapore, Singapore177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The exhibition of the retired, real ship, Soya is good. You can walk in and around the ship to learn explorer's real life during their research expedition journey. The admission is collected at the entrance gate for the ship on a donation basis meaning any amount you can pay. We paid only a couple of hundred yen for two of us. Our disappointment was that the main exhibition hall was closed for renewal and what we could view was basically the retired ship only. They do not say anything about their plan for reopening time and thus we were not able to plan our revisit.
Written August 8, 2015
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i0kan
Tokyo, Japan275 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum has been closed for a very long time for renovations. Therefore a friend called the museum to ask if it opened again. Yes, said the lady on the phone. So we went, finally!

But, upon arrival we only found a small subsidiary to be open. It's all in Japanese and even then offers no more than a few minutes of entertainment.

So: still closed!
Written May 12, 2015
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Gogohan
Brookhaven, GA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
It is still closed.
The Soya, a museum ship moored close by, is open though.

Wish it comes back someday, it was a museum rich in exhibits and educational with many models and an area to play.

Visit Miraikan on the opposite side of the street http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/ instead.
Written December 21, 2014
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MadCTsailors
Madison, CT32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Museum is closed for renovation. There is a small exhibit in a single small space at ground level that appears to be the original ticket or gift shop. Minimal multilingual support.

Neighboring Soya research vessel was fully open. Signage in Japanese and English.

Both were donation-only when we went
Written May 25, 2023
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