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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  • August 8, 2017
    Is now larger are not ship, but at that time very luxurious cruise ships. Felt history on board, without fancy was born here what kind of dramas during his career, would not help. I hope the visitor ship is good even in the sea, go to Yamashita Park.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is a former Japan Yusen cargo-passenger ship. It was an important passenger ship between Japan and the United States used to be. Once luxurious first-class rooms, reading room, smoking room, engine room can be seen in the ship.
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  • July 16, 2017
    If you have the chance to cruise boat trip, even admiration, because it's not easy! Cheap admission fees. I was trying to visit when you go to Yokohama, absolute. Ship is retro, itemized living Buri was interesting.
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  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    Cheap entry fee and lots to see inside. Great views of Minatomirai as well
  • June 2, 2017
    Very interesting, beautiful place. Recommend.
  • January 18, 2017
    Nice "old style" ship, with an interesting story behind. Worth a visit!

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