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NYK Hikawamaru, Yokohama

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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. To visit NYK Hikawamaru on your holiday in Yokohama, and find out what else Yokohama has to offer, use our Yokohama travel itinerary planner.
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  • What a great place, we could imagine being on this ship, it was so authentic, very glamorous the ambience of the whole experience was fantastic, the engine rooms were remarkable.  more »
  • Located in Yokohama Port at Yamashita Park, the permanently docked cruise liner is a visual treat of earlierocean cruising days. Self guided tour was a delightful way to spend an hour. $300 adult, $20...  more »
  • This is a nice adjunct to time spent in Yamashida Park. The cost is very reasonable (300yen for adults-- 2.75USD in 2017). There is a 27 min. film (in Japanese, with English subtitles). I didn't watch...  more »
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  • Excellent journey back into the golden era of ocean liners. Unlike nearby Mikasa, this is still a proper ship. You pay a rather cheap ticket and explore the interior. Interior include capitan quarters, bridge, first class cabins, first class dining room and lounge and also third part cabins. You can go all the way down and explore the diesel engines that used to power this ship. There is a large amount of explanation in english provided and it is possible to understand how such ships used to be operated. Definitely worth seeing.
  • Beautifully restored passenger liner that was lucky to survive World War II. The engine room, bridge and cabins are immaculate, even down to different ways blankets were folded in the cabins. The upper decks give a nice view of the harbour and Yokohama's skyline.
  • Cheap entry fee and lots to see inside. Great views of Minatomirai as well
  • Very interesting, beautiful place. Recommend.
  • Nice "old style" ship, with an interesting story behind. Worth a visit!