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Published on : Sunday, July 5, 2015
Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in June 1994 is a major tourist attraction in Japan. The concept of this museum is to give the youngsters an opportunity to explore their hidden talent in science and technology.
A robot called “Wakamaru” welcome the visitors at the entrance. There are many model planes, ships and real parts of rocket at the museum.
The visitors can get on board a futuristic deep-sea research vessel and take on the challenge of the deepest seas in Ocean zone.
In Aerospace Zone, the flight challenge gives the visitors an experience and opportunity of flying a plane. It grabs the interest of mothers and fathers too. And the most popular exhibit is its “Mission Lab”.
In Mission Lab, the participants use the board item and work together to design the Lunar Resource Mining Vessel called “Dodekatron”. After the design stage, they pilot the completed Dodekatron to mine resources from the moon.
Toshiki Noso, Director, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum said “We run the museum for 20 years. So, some adult visitors say ‘I came here when I was a school kid’. And they are actually working in technological industry now. We are so happy to see such kind of people.”
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is making a continuing effort to promote and boost the number of foreign tourists to Japan.
This year, the JNTO is taking this commitment a step further at the VISIT JAPAN ASIA Travel Mart 2015 due to the rapid increase of travellers from Asia. Around 250 Asian travel agencies participated in the VISIT JAPAN ASIA Travel Mart.