Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal Photography Exhibition ＜TOKYO PORT MUSEUM＞
March 25 (Friday) - May 22 (Sunday), 2022
The Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal first opened on May 23, 1991 as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Port of Tokyo. In the years that followed, a wide range of domestic and overseas cruise ships have called at Tokyo port's gateway to the sea, making it the stage for many opulent welcoming and farewell ceremonies.
Over the past 30 years, the number of cruise passengers worldwide has continued to grow, with the size of cruise ships increasing alongside, including some ships that now exceed the safe clearance height under the Rainbow Bridge (approximately 52 meters).
As a response to the increased size of cruise ships, the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal was built in the Aomi district along the coast of Tokyo Bay just in front of Rainbow Bridge.
The Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal was then closed on February 20, 2022, passing off the baton it carried for 31 years and entrusting its role as Tokyo Port's gateway to the sea to the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal.
This photography exhibition is a retrospective look at the history of Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal, including its welcome and farewell ceremonies for cruise ships, the bustling atmosphere of the Tokyo Port Festival, and the various stages of its original construction.