Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU was built in 1930 as a training ship for cadets. The ship brought up 11,500 cadets for 54 years until her retirement as a training ship in 1984. During her service, NIPPON MARU logged 45.4 times around the earth (1,830,000 kilometers in total). The ship was placed under the authority of the City of Yokohama in 1984 and has been open to the public since 1985. 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. NIPPON MARU is also used for a full-sail exhibit in cooperation with volunteers and provides marine educational programs to students.
Address: 2-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012 Japan
TEL 045-221-0280(Main•Group reservation) FAX 045-221-0277