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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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Address: 1-112-15 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Aomori Prefecture
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Amazing boat

The Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamura is an amazing time capsule of Aomori life. There are life scenes all through the boat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like boats or just want to learn more about transport and life around the Tsugaru strait, be sure to visit. There is information on both the Seikan ferries and life around Tsugaru in general. You can visit a lot of the ship, from the smokestack to the captains bridge and the cargo hold with historical trains. Sadly you... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This ferry is now a museum that tells the story of 100 years of sea transport between Hokkaido. There are dioramas of life in Aomori as well as a well planned route through various parts of the ship including the train deck with carriages. The museum does not have any english translations of the exhibits which is a shame, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamura is an amazing time capsule of Aomori life. There are life scenes all through the boat.

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Thank Saraibijou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The ship permanently moored to the dock rocks gently as you explore from the highest point in the exhaust stack on top to the lowest parts of the massive engine room. The remaining train and carriages in the hold show how products and people were transported in the recent past.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The memorial ship is just a short walk from the Aomori Train Station. The ship used to be a ferry but was retired when the train line to Hokkaido was built. Lots of history in this museum to remind you of life in Aormori many years ago and the harships due to the cold winters. Lots of glorious old photos... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This restored ferry is fascinating.You can visit from the top (inside of the funnel), down to the bridge, control room, passenger deck, deck to transport trains which has trains and down to the huge engine rooms. An easy walk from the station. Don't miss if you are in Aomori.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have visited Hokkaido Maru during our short visit in Aomori. The yellowish ferry was in fact the longest serviced ferry linking Amorori and Hakodate since 80's. Inside this floating museum, you could learn more on the transportation means in the past prior to construction of train tunnels underneath the sea. It could be seen that even train cars could... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

For 80 years, Seikan ferry connected Aomori and Hakodate. Hakkado Maru is the last and longest service ferry amongst Seikan Ferry. It's bright yellow colour is very eye catching and compliment the bridge next to it well. On displays are the history of Aomori including it's people, the railroad, sea transport etc. It's only 2 minutes walk from Aomori Station

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Hachenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The visit to the Hakkodamaru was a good way to explore about the real life history of the region around the Tsugaru Strait and Aomori. As there are not that many foreign tourist yet visitin, most of the explanations are in japanese but it is easy to get a good impression on life in the old days and the development... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Japanese is used in this exhibit. It presents the primary mass transport bewteen Aomori and Hakodate before the opening of the tunnel. I am not sure if it is worth a visit if one cannot read the local language. However, its pastel yellow hull do makes a photogenic piece from the waterfront.

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