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Yumenoshima, meaning "Dream Island," originated as a garbage dump. It has been developed as a public park and sports park.The main attractions are the Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome and the Daigo Fukuryu Maru exhibition hall. Near JR Kiba Station on the Keiyo Line. Buses also run from Toyocho Station on the Tozai Line.
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Entrance to Yumenoshima.
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Entrance to Yumenoshima.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Daigo Fukuryū Maru Exhibition Hall 第五福竜丸展示館
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Tokyo Metropolitan Daigo Fukuryū Maru Exhibition Hall entrance.
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About the exhibition hall.
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The Daigo Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon No. 5) was a wooden tuna fishing boat that was exposed to nuclear fallout from the United States' hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954.
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The hydrogen bomb was 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
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Fukuryu Maru had a crew of 23 men. They all got radiation sickness.
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The Fukuyu maru was based in Yaizu Port, Shizuoka.
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Top deck of Fukuryu Maru.
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Panel displays explained the sad story of the Fukuryu Maru.
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The hydrogen bomb that affected the Fukuryu Maru.
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Radiation illness of crew members.
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Grieving family of a crew member who died.
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People refused to buy tuna due to radiation fears.
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Engine of the Fukuryu Maru is displayed outside.
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Engine of the Fukuryu Maru.
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Tuna Memorial for the contaminated tuna fish.
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Walking to another part of Yumenoshima.
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This is the Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome (夢の島熱帯植物館) opened in 1988.
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Inside, tropical temperatures are maintained for numerous tropical plants and flowers. Admission charged.
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Swan of flowers
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Narrow paths like this weave through the indoor botanical garden.
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Anthurium
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This waterfall is one highlight.
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Walking behind the waterfall.
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Bird of Paradise
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Lots of orchids.
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Good place to visit in winter.
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Indoor swimming pool
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