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. Plan to visit NYK Hikawamaru and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yokohama attractions using our Yokohama trip builder .
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  • The difference between third-class rooms of first class rooms and people. Interesting historical data can be used to raise ships during the war, including
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  • I learned that Japan NYK Maritime Museum set ticket. Seen both on a single ticket, no expiration date of the ticket. Quality of Chinatown in recent years, fell in the hikawa Maru was renewed, I was reborn in a good way beautiful ship. Enjoyed 10 years ago, although it no longer really somber atmosphere for local residents, luxury liner, you can enjoy the beautiful detail within the current revived modern femininity and now enjoy the ride feels like. I think I now want to go aimed at events.
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  • And shall only remain in the cargo-passenger ship from before World War II is a national important cultural property. Is that in the old days as a luxury cruise ship was commissioned to Seattle route.
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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!

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