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Minato City Local History Museum Special Exhibition "Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Railway: The Opening of the Railway in Japan as Seen from the Perspective of a Person"

Period: Oct 14, 2022 - Dec 18
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Japan Railway. On September 12, 1872 (October 14 of the new calendar), the first railway in Japan, about 29 km between Shimbashi and Yokohama was officially opened. After this, the railroad rapidly spread throughout the country. In addition, the remains of the Takanawa Embankment, which was recently excavated near Takanawa Gateway Station in Minato Ward, are part of the first railway line of this Japan. Part of the excavated Takanawa Embankment site has been designated as a National Historic Site in addition to the site of the former Shimbashi Halt in Minato Ward. The opening of the first railway in this Japan was the result of the efforts of many people, including politicians such as Shigenobu Okuma, engineers such as Edmund Morel, and intellectuals such as Yukichi Fukuzawa.
In this exhibition, we will introduce the opening of the railway in Japan through historical materials, excavated relics, ukiyo-e and other materials, as well as people involved in the opening of the railway.

Hours9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm (Saturday only until 8:00 pm)
* Admission reception is until 30 minutes before closing
HolidayReiwa October 14, 2022 (Fri) ~ December 18 (Sun), 2022
■Closed during the exhibition period: October 20 (Thu), November 17 (Thu), December 15 (Thu)
Admission【Special Exhibition Only】 Adults 400 yen (320 yen) / Elementary, junior high and high school students 200 yen (160 yen)
【Permanent Exhibition Set】 Adult 600 yen (480 yen) / Elementary, junior high, and high school students 200 yen (160 yen)
* Group rates for 10 or more people in parentheses
* Admission is free for elementary, junior high, and high school students living and studying in Minato City, those over 65 years old living in Minato City, and persons with disabilities living in Minato City and their caregiver (1 person) (please bring proof items)
* November 3 (Thursday, National Holiday) is Minato City Residents Free Public Day (Please bring something that can prove that you live in Minato City)


4-6-2 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo Yukashi no Dunai Minato City Local History Museum Special Exhibition Room
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