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Mitsubishi Museum, Minato Mirai

  Jan 28th, 2010

On a recent trip to Yokohama my family and I visited the Mitsubishi Industrial Museum at Minato Mirai. We were very surprised by the volume of information and amount of entertainment value the displays could provide. Definitely worth a trip if you are visiting the area. I think Monday’s are holidays.

My niece taking great delight in seeing how moving pictures come to life.

My niece taking great delight in seeing how moving pictures come to life.

Lots of good exhibits in the astronaut and space area.

Lots of good exhibits in the astronaut and space area.

A look at what you might be flying in in the year 20??

A look at what you might be flying in in the year 20??

Checking out whether we had what it takes to join the Astronaut program.

Checking out whether we had what it takes to join the Astronaut program.

Space Exhibit and statue near the entrance way. I think the statue is a copy of a famous statue somewhere else in the world. Anyone know its location?

Space Exhibit and statue near the entrance way. I think the statue is a copy of a famous statue somewhere else in the world. Anyone know its location?

Some space food in the gift shop for you to take home. Not exactly your regular Conbini Monday items but interesting.

Some space food in the gift shop for you to take home. Not exactly your regular Conbini Monday items but interesting.

URASHIMA is Mitsubishi's marine robot.

URASHIMA is Mitsubishi's marine robot.

Drilling Vessels are also part of the work Mitsubishi is involved in.

Drilling Vessels are also part of the work Mitsubishi is involved in.

A look at some deep sea robotic machinery. This sub looks awfully small and cramped, but I am sure it is state of the art.

A look at some deep sea robotic machinery. This sub looks awfully small and cramped, but I am sure it is state of the art.

One of the specially crafted ropes to pull up vessels from the sea. Got to be strong to hold a lot of weight. Looks great as well.

One of the specially crafted ropes to pull up vessels from the sea. Got to be strong to hold a lot of weight. Looks great as well.

A model of future city and technologies that Mitsubishi plays a role in. This model looks a bit like Yokohama Minato Mirai area, but the airport was a surprise!!

A model of future city and technologies that Mitsubishi plays a role in. This model looks a bit like Yokohama Minato Mirai area, but the airport was a surprise!!

Mitsubishi helping to move out cities forward.

Mitsubishi helping to move out cities forward.

A game for all to play.

A game for all to play.

Caught a reflection of one of my nephews playing this exhibit game.

Caught a reflection of one of my nephews playing this exhibit game.

Looking at a reactor coolant system. Mitsubishi is really involved with many diverse technologies.

Looking at a reactor coolant system. Mitsubishi is really involved with many diverse technologies.

A dolphin telephone. Fantastic, and what a great reaction to go with it.

A dolphin telephone. Fantastic, and what a great reaction to go with it.

Taking it in turns to watch the picture show.

Taking it in turns to watch the picture show.

Prop airplane for ANA on display.

Prop airplane for ANA on display.

These older style aircraft would have been good to fly in. I got my pilots license in a Cessna which was a lot of fun, but haven't kept it current. Maybe I should take a flight in Japan somewhere in a light plane.

These older style aircraft would have been good to fly in. I got my pilots license in a Cessna which was a lot of fun, but haven't kept it current. Maybe I should take a flight in Japan somewhere in a light plane.

This helicopter would be fun to take out for a spin.

This helicopter would be fun to take out for a spin.

Scale model trains from the collection.

Scale model trains from the collection.

The reflection of a child against the train exhibit.

The reflection of a child against the train exhibit.

More scale model trains from the collection.

More scale model trains from the collection.

Mitsubishi is involved with small to very large items. This tanker is amazing.

Mitsubishi is involved with small to very large items. This tanker is amazing.

The Sushi set which makes up the moving picture show display.

The Sushi set which makes up the moving picture show display.

A learning experience at this exhibit showing why aircraft can fly.

A learning experience at this exhibit showing why aircraft can fly.

There was a good library in the museum as well to really brush up on some of the latest technology.

There was a good library in the museum as well to really brush up on some of the latest technology.

A display showing a Power Generation Block. Lots of things to touch and see.

A display showing a Power Generation Block. Lots of things to touch and see.

I liked the animation on this display. Very simple but funny to look at.

I liked the animation on this display. Very simple but funny to look at.

It was a great day out, which if we go back to Yokohama we may repeat. Normally I am not a fan of Museums but this one was quite interactive and fun. Do you like Museums with exhibits to just look at, or do you like to play with them?

10 thoughts on “Mitsubishi Museum, Minato Mirai”

  1. whipcracker says:

    The same great photo you had from the other post.
    by; whipcracker

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Thanks. Yes, sure was the same. That was an early preview the other day ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. whipcracker says:

    RT @tweetmeme Mitsubishi Museum, Minato Mirai, Japan Photo-Post | Shibuya246 http://bit.ly/dAXJVb A great place to take the family. And I can imagine they all had a great time including yourself. And always good to learn about new technology. Especially w/the hands on displays.

  3. munkhjapan says:

    I love these kinds of interactive museums

    1. shibuya246 says:

      It was a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. shibuya246 says:

    Looks like a big rocket booster here.

  5. NekoLover says:

    Museums are fun to learn and to look at , but I prefer reading all of the information they have .

    This Museum sounds really fun ^_^ .

  6. micky2be says:

    Is there one for natto?

    1. shibuya246 says:

      I didn’t see one for natto ^^.

  7. HELLOSHEENA says:

    Fascinating. Astronaut food sounds like a great diet idea! LOL

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