There used to be the military base of the old Saga domain here. The dry dock (facility to repair ships) built by the method fusing Western technology and Japanese traditional technology, is the oldest one in Japan. This is also the place where "RYOFUMARU", the first steamboat was built.
In 2015, it was listed as World Heritage Site, being a part of "Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution".
|Address||446-1, Hayatsue, Oaza, Kawasoe-machi, Saga (Tsunetami Sano Memorial Museum)|
|Closed||Mondays, Year-end and New Year Holidays(12/29-1/3)
*If Monday is a national holiday, the next day will be the substitute holiday.
|Opening Hours||9:00AM - 7:00PM (Exhibition room, Mietsu Time Cruise Experience close at 5:00PM)|
|Access||- 30 Min. from JR Saga Station Bus center by Saga City Bus, Morodomi/Hayatsue Line. 5 minutes walk from "Sano Tsunetami kinenkan Iriguchi" stop.
- 30 Min. from Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station by Nishitetsu Bus, Okishin Line. 5 min. walk from the terminal stop, "Hayatsue."
|Parking Availability||Free Parking Available for 80 Cars|
|Cell Phone Battery Charging||Unavailable|
|Wi-fi Availability||At Certain Areas / No Password Required
|Credit Card Acceptance||Not Accepted|
|Estimated Time to Enjoy||1 hour - 2hours|
|Admission Fee||Admission: Free
*Fee Applies to Some Exhibitions
Adults: 300 Yen
Children (Elementary - High School Age): 100 Yen
|Reservation||Reservation is needed in case of visiting in a large group.
Contact: Tsunetami Sano Memorial Museum
|Tobacco||Designated Smoking Area Available|
|Foreign Language Support||English, Chinese and Korean Sign Boards
English, Chinese and Korean Brochure
|Notes||“Mietsu Naval Dock Information Corner” is on the 3rd floor of Tsunetami Sano Memorial Museum. Also at the same museum, “Mietsu Time Cruise” allows you to enjoy a CG virtual historical tour using rental VR device.
The telephone number registered here is that of Sano Tsunetami Memorial Museum. Contact the museum at the number to make an inquiry or make a reservation.