|The Port of Tokyo, once known as the Port of Edo, developed as a strategic
water transportation hub for supplying goods and materials to the former
capital Edo. It became a gateway for international trade in 1941.
Since then, it has been the vital waterway facilitating production and consumption for 40 million people in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Actively introducing new technologies into its container transport services, the Port of Tokyo strives to achieve its mission as the Japan's central port dedicated to international trade.
During the Edo Period, landfill operations began in preparation for the construction of residential dwellings. Today, a futuristic city, the Waterfront Subcenter, is emerging at the center of the landfill sites in the Port of Tokyo. March 1996 marked the end of the initial phase of the Waterfront Subcenter Development Plan to create the urban infrastructure necessary to start city activities. Recently, Odaiba and other areas have been attracting new businesses and visitors to form a vital community.
The Bureau of Port and Harbor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Port Promotion Association, Inc. have opened Tokyo Minato-Kan(Tokyo Port Museum)to give visitors a glimpse of history of Port of Tokyo, as well as the current conditions and future Plans of the Waterfront Subcenter.
It is hoped that visitors to the Tokyo Port Museum will come away with an increased understanding of the Port of Tokyo.
We provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the Port of Tokyo with large models with display functions, several videos, and a graphic panel exhibition.
Located 100 meters above the ground, the Tokyo Port Museum provides a spherical 360 degree panorama enabling visitors to fully experience Port of Tokyo activities.
We collect, organize, and store materials and books related to the Port of Tokyo. We also provide information on the Port of Tokyo and the Waterfront Subcenter.
We carry out PR activities centered on the Port of Tokyo and the Waterfront Subcenter.
|1.History of the Port of Tokyo|
|We show visitors the history of the Port of Tokyo from the Edo Period to the present with large models and documentary photographs.||
Models of the Shinkawa River riverbank
|●Formation of urban ports and harbors|
|・Maps of the riverbank in Tokyo
・Models of the Shinkawa River riverbank
|●Development of a modern port|
|・The development of the Port of Tokyo documented in films|
|●Landfill operations in the Port of Tokyo|
|・Historical changes of the landfill in the Port of Tokyo
・Video presentations of the landfill in the Port of Tokyo
|2.Various aspects of the Port of Tokyo|
|We use photographs and documentary films to give visitors different views of the special and attractive features of the Port of Tokyo.||
An aerial view of the Port of Tokyo
|●Special features of the Port of Tokyo|
|・A satellite view of the Port of Tokyo and the surrounding area
・An aerial view of the Port of Tokyo
・The Port of Tokyo documented in films
・Principal highways around the Port of Tokyo
|3.The Port of Tokyo for international trade|
|Presentations using large models enable visitors to understand the role and future of the Port of Tokyo as an international distribution base.||
Models of the Shin-Oi Container Wharf
|●Physical distribution in the Port of Tokyo|
|・An overview of the wharves in the Port of Tokyo
・The Port of Tokyo as a domestic distribution base
・Models of international container distribution
|●The future of port of Tokyo|
|・Long-term projections for the Port of Tokyo
・Models of the Shin-Oi Container Wharf
|4.Urban development of the Port of Tokyo|
|Using electronic model maps, we give visitors an overall view of the attractive features of the Tokyo Waterfront Subcenter and the urban facilities of the Port of Tokyo.||
Electronic model maps
|●Urban development of the Port of Tokyo|
|・Electronic model maps
・Urban facilities of the Port of Tokyo
|5.Waterfront Subcenter Development Plan|
|We utilize large models and graphic media to present a comprehensive view of the Waterfront Subcenter.||
A comprehensive exhibit of the Waterfront
|●Waterfront Subcenter Development Plan|
|・Development frames for the Waterfront Subcenter
・A comprehensive exhibit of the Waterfront Subcenter models
|Visitors & User Guide|
|9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
･December 28 - January 4
|・One minute walk from Telecom Center Station on the Tokyo Waterfront New
Transit Line, Yurikamome
・12 minute walk from Tokyo Teleport(Fuji-terebimae) on the Rinkai Line
・One minute walk from Telecom Center Station on the Bus Route Niji 01
|Tokyo Port Museum
20F, Aomi Frontier Bldg., 2-4-24 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5500-2587 Fax: +81-3-5500-2589