The most beautiful and unusual buildings in the world: Osaka Sea Museum
The dome-shaped Osaka Maritime Museum is a true masterpiece of architecture and deservedly enters the top of the most beautiful and informative museums in the world. Osaka, which used to be the capital of Japan, also known as “East Venice”, is located at the intersection of important sea and land trade routes and is an important port point and a major trading city in Japan.
Because of this, the Maritime Museum is located here. At the end of the 20th century, the city authorities decided to create a Maritime Museum to maintain the maritime theme and preserve the cultural values of the city. The construction of the museum began in 1998 and lasted only two years. Already in 2000, the first visitors came to the museum.
The museum is built in the shape of a dome with a metal frame using glass and silver plates for plating. Special technology and materials for construction helped to make the building stable and strong, it is not afraid of wind, waves and seismic activity. The design of the project worked well-known architect Paul Andre, who worked on the creation of the National Opera in Beijing.
The unique design is located in Osaka Bay, 15 meters from the coast, and intervenes 4 floors with presented exhibits on the marine theme. This museum is considered one of the largest in the world and is the real estate of Japan. Part of the museum is located on land – this is the ticket office and the entrance to the museum.
Visitors pass through an underground tunnel, 60 meters long, which winds around the museum a little. The largest and most expensive exhibit is a full-size copy of the Japanese merchant ship Naniwamaru made of wood.
The ship can also be viewed from the inside. Other interesting objects that can be found in this museum include replicas of the bow parts of ships and ships of different eras, ukie-e engravings, shipbuilding tools of various times, interactive exhibits, children’s exhibition halls with gaming and entertainment platforms, several video rooms with educational films. about the development of maritime trade in Japan, a barge management simulator, an outdoor recreation area with a spectacular seascape, as well as several small cafes and souvenir lavos to