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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

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Address: Yamashita Park, Yokohama 231-0023, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Good way to spend 1 hour for Yen 300

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 run. You can visit all decks and the signage is very clear. It's interesting to see the different types of passenger accommodation... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the oceans and the luxury and style of the time. A great value 400 yen and I highly recommend this.

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Country Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

To get a feel of the colourful history and nostalgia this vessel invokes with so many people, be sure to watch the presentation first after purchasing your ticket, then explore at your own pace. Hikawamaru’s interior is a somewhat faded and old fashioned, but great considering her age. Her Art Deco features were classy and stylish in the 1930’s, her... More 

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Subic, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

First info. If you stay at Rose hotel, you can get a free entrance ticket. This vessel is one of the bets maintain museums vessel i ever see. I was very happy about the engine room when I saw the sign from BW Copenhagen.

Thank kmittag
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We enjoyed visiting this liner turned museum. Being one of the few NYK liners to not be sunk during WWII, it serves as a good history lesson during it's sailing days from the early 20th century to after WWII. There is a companion NYK museum which should be visited together. there are also downloadable discount coupons on their website.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Although I didn't go into the ship, the outside view and looking up the history on Wikipedia was a good way to spend 30 minutes. Located right next to Yamashita park, there's good learning to be had!

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Lieto, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Allways been interested on the sea and ships. This was a very interesting Place to visit and extremely cheap. Well worth to visit of you stop near by. Nice history and well arranged tour. You can see lots of things that you wouldn't in typical museum ships. Also tourists are take into a notice well. Lots of english guidance.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Hikawamaru is exhibited near to the Yamashita park. This is one ship from 1930s and survived the second world war. With a reasonable ticket we could take a tour inside the vessel and could get a view of the entire ship. It was a great self guided tour inside and took us back to the golden era of water... More 

Yulara, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Came upon this ship by chance wandering around Yamashita Park and decided to take a tour based on its historic significance. It was well preserved with the ticket counter inside the ship and a self guided tour through the decks and lounges with displays on tables and some cabins set out how they originally were. The tour goes to the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Moored in a quiet corner by the rose garden old liner ship form early 20th century. Well preserved, with the atmosphere of the time of the Titanic. You can feel the spirit of those times of slow journey through the Pacific when no one was in such a hurry. For fans of marintime stuff and ordinary traveler is a nice... More 

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