Attraction 2 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Yokohama Port Museum is special ?
Yokohama Port Museum is the first museum featuring the Port of Yokohama. In April 2009, the Museum was totally remodeled from Yokohama Maritime Museum (opened in 1989) by the 150th Anniversary of the Port Opening Commemorative Project. Under the theme of “Port of Yokohama in history and life”, the exhibits focus on the history, operation and role of the Port of Yokohama. The Museum also provides special exhibitions, lectures, tours and craft classes.
What to explore at Yokohama Port Museum?
The Port Museum is made up of two zones known as the Port of Yokohama history zone and the Port of Yokohama rediscover zone. These zones looks back at the hundred and fifty year history of the port and the roles the port plays. The museum is housed in a semi-circular building across two levels that also house a library, a special exhibition room, a cafe and a gift shop. The museum is situated alongside the Nippon Maru ship on a small peninsular known as Nippon Maru Park that is scattered with various monuments to Yokohama’s nautical past.
How to get to Yokohama Port Museum?
The Yokohama Port Museum is a five minute walk from Sakuragi-cho Station on the JR Negishi Line or the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line or a five minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line.
- Interesting museum with a very warm welcome
- Wonderful view of the Yokohama Port
- Variety of activities
- Impressive dislay
- Beautiful sight of the billowing sails
2 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan
Tips for you
We went onto the ship beside the museum first - Nippon Maru - then into the museum itself. Both were fabulous. The ship had both English and Japanese signs, easy to follow, and very interesting. Both the outside and inside of the ship were on the route. Also a crew member from the ship's sailing days was there and he was very interesting to talk to. When we got into the museum, a retired gentleman sought us out and gave us a personal tour in English - also very interesting. A wonderful way to spend the morning of a rather cold and rainy day.