NYK Hikawamaru, Kanagawa

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Step into a landmark of Japanese maritime history at NYK Hikawamaru, a famous ocean liner that now functions as a museum. Brought into service in 1930, the ship originally sailed between Japan and Seattle, carrying passengers and cargo. During World War II, the vessel acted as a hospital ship, carrying wounded Japanese soldiers back to their homeland. Tour the elegant rooms and admire the naval engineering from the top deck, all the while considering the different ways in which the ship served her country over the course of 30 years. Plan to visit NYK Hikawamaru and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yokohama attractions using our Yokohama trip builder .
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  • We came across this former Japanese ocean liner (which is now a museum) when we were walking along the pier at Yamashita Park. It was built in 1929 and used to sail the Yokohama-Vancouver/Seattle rout...  more »
  • It's fun to walk through this ship and imagine what it was like to travel across the ocean decades ago. Our group was four adults and two children ages 8 and 9, and we all enjoyed it.  more »
  • I've been to Yamashita Park many times, but I didn't know much about Hikawamaru. I'm sure they'll come every time and see what kind of ship they're talking about, but they forget. To briefly explain the ice river maru, which can be said to be the symbol of this park, it is a 12,000-class cargo ship completed by NYK in 1930, and it is a high-speed cargo ship representing the time, and it seems to have been boarded by the comedy king Chaplin. During the war, he was engaged in duties as a hospital ship and postwar faction ship. The Pacific Crossing is a great ship that has reached 238 times and carried a total of 25,000 passengers. There was also a plan to be dismantled, but it has become the present figure repaired by the voice of the preservation of a lot of people including citizens. I put it on board, but it was regrettable because I did not put it by the visit of the regular holiday of the rainy day monday. On other days, you can visit the museum at 10-17 o'clock for an entrance fee of 300 yen.
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  • Good place and for sight seeing for tourists. . Please try to ride the cruise for only ¥1600 for 1 hour sightseeing to the ocean tour while watching the beautiful scenery of yokohama bay bridge, landmark 70 floor building mall and hotel, and mt. Fuji.
  • Great place to learn some marine history. I could recall some memories from movies like Titanic. A few vintage exhibits and detailed descriptions are totally worth it..
  • You can enjoy a great cruise experience with the beautiful scenery of Yokohama port.
  • Lots to see if you haven't been on a marine vessel before. There's also quite a bit of history to this ship - including her service before, during and after World War II. Pretty nice experience that can only be ruined by other inconsiderate visitors with kids running, yelling and falling all over the place.
  • Interesting stories occasionally lost in the rust and dust. There's a lot of history in this vessel, but whether because of apathy, lack of revenue, or both things are starting to get lost in the usual decay of an old steam ship that no longer gets underway. Even a small infusion of money could help restore some of the cabins to their former glory. Instead, I get the impression that maintenance is performed only to sustain (at best).
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