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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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  • It is a domestic luxury cruise liner was active as a Center, was built in 1930. Shipboard accommodation, wheelhouse and engine room equipment has been published on board, can be seen. Also, I think Japan NYK Maritime Museum there is a little bit away, and see also further deepen understanding.
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  • This vessel is certainly worth a look if you have a spare hour in Yokohama. The Hikawa Maru has had a very interesting history. She was built in 1930 as a cargo/passenger liner on the Japan - Seattle ...  more »
  • Being a naval and maritime history fan I really enjoyed this ship. I learned that Charlie Chaplin favored this ship because of it's tempera! Great perspective back in time to when these ships ruled th...  more »
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  • Excellent value for money, a good tour, and some surprising history. The ship is made from parts from all over the world and has hosted Charlie Chaplain in its time. Well worth a visit.
  • Very informative, from the beautiful interior design to the state of the art engine (at the moment), many things to see!
  • なかなか楽しい。
  • Hikawa Maru once had signed the port of Yokohama and Honolulu and Seattle. Too many celebrities including Charlie Chaplin on the hikawa Maru, was it the Pacific Ocean. Continued while onboard exhibit of misfortune when (horror House, etc.) now will be returned to the original décor, honoring the old boat. Art Deco interiors are elegant. Not to compete for large, luxury, modern cruise ships.
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  • On board seems to get around on foot in about 30 minutes. And inviting places place, Knightsbridge. Also on deck Yamashita Park, a bathroom from a high position. It is very historical ship. Cute Seagull in chains, Hung side by side, taking a break.
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