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Museum of Maritime Science

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Soya is interesting

Soya is a good look at ship life. It is also a good look back at Antarctic history. Free to get... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
Jim P
via mobile
Soya and gardens only while the main museum is closed

The main museum is closed for refurbishment which is a shame, the building for it looks like a big... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2016
Alan G
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent6%
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  • Average35%
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  • Terrible6%
Sep 28, 2018
“Disappointing visit”
Jun 18, 2018
“Soya is the highlight”
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3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa 135-8587, Tokyo Prefecture
Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
+81 3-5500-1111
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The main museum was under renovation, and the minute “side museum” was average. The polar expedition vessel Soya was worth a good look at. It had made several sea expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Visitors can go on this retired ship to see the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Soya is a good look at ship life. It is also a good look back at Antarctic history. Free to get on(donations taken).

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jim P
Reviewed January 17, 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....More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank Alan G
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank ShonWata
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The big museum is still closed for renovation. Doesn't tell you that on the English website. Better call. No estimate as to when it will reopen. The adjacent Soya museum and ship are open and are very good. Trip out on the monorail is worth...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Jack F
Reviewed June 5, 2015

The last time I was at the museum was in 2008. When this re-opens you should check it out, as it had a lot of interesting things and was just overall a fun museum to visit. One of my favorites in Tokyo.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Canuck_CJ
Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank i0kan
Reviewed December 21, 2014

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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Gogohan
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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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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
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