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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  • I think big beautiful and splendid ships, commemorative photo of Yokohama travel. Night illumination is a little darker and very nice.
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  • Aunt to be 70 in Hiroshima, is a travel excursion aboard this ship. So went into. I'm more into free people in charge. My aunt was like I'm dreaming. A happy and cheerful. The nostalgia in it. Was there writing thoughts or pictures, but I wrote my aunt. Stardust an aunt would be felt. Thank you very much.
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  • Hanging a flag Signal Letter J G X C four at the stern, probably half-century or more hikawa Maru moored at the wharf. Inside I visited for the first time. He demobilized the ship went through during the war, beginning in the circumstances to ensure competitive rank among the European and American ships as a sea voyage for cruise ships, mainly for North American routes to Seattle, as a national policy was built until retired in 1960, turbulent history, but the first in the entrance hall There, was introduced in a 27-minute video. Is visited according to the route, mainly using 1st class passenger facilities, such as in the subject. Ornament stained-glass Windows and doors, in a typical Art Nouveau design, such as stair railings, smell of Vienna where the voyage to Europe as was once in 1937. Hikawa Maru eloquently aircraft he took the leading part of the journey cruise cruise ship key now, but ships were the leading part of the journey, we recommend tour.
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  • Wonderful ship "The Queen of the Pacific", standing as a History !! She was one of the only two Japanese ships to have survived in the World War 2.. A must go place in Yokohama.. Lovely & Royal interiors.. You can enjoy the beauty of the park from the upper deck.. Entrance Fee costs only 300 Yen.
  • Awesome museum, full of information - in English, shows dining areas, cabins, the engine room, the deck. A great experience for all ages.
  • This is absolutely a place you should not miss! All history about the great ship and much about Japan's modernisation.
  • 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.

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