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This was not a planned acitivity on our trip, more spur of the moment decision. The entry fee is 300 yen, which is really affordable. We had some time and decided to give it a go. I’m very glad we did! Normally we’re not a...More
I arrived just before the museum opened before 10:00 hours, its easy to find either along the harbour front or through Yamashita Park. The ship used to run between Japan and the USA regularly in the 1930s to Seattle. A one way system takes you...More
Visited and bought ticket as combo with Marine tower = 900 Yen.
This is a self tour museum. You visit all levels of the ship but not all parts. They have a set path to follow.
The visit includes going to see First Class cabins,...More
Located at the port by Yamashita Park, this passenger liner is open to the public in the form of a ship museum. According to websites, this ship had first-class cabins that attracted the likes of the imperial family and Charlie Chaplin for the trans pacific...More
Hikawa Maru began her career with the NYK line in 1930 on the Yokohama-Seattle run. During these pre-war cruises, she carried such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, and Johnny Weissmuller. Along with the entire NYK fleet, she became part of the Japanese war effort...More
If you visit this landmark,I really really really encourage you to not miss watching the available movie explaining the story of this ship. As u see I write the word "really" 3 times 😁to highlight the importance watching it to understand and imagine better the...More
Hikawa Maru, a Japanese ocean liner which was once called the 'Queen of the Pacific" is now berthed at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama and is a museum ship. It was one of three ships of similar design and had its maiden voyage between Kobe and...More