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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0023, Japan (Gu)
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Ranked #4 of 229 Attractions in Yokohama
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if your are heading to Yokohama for the day. Lots of history associated with this liner and a pleasant 45-60 minutes of something different. There are plenty of other attractions within easy walking distance.

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Gold Coast
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is quite rare for a maritime vessel built in Japan in the 1930's to still be around today considering the fate of other ships built in this period now sit at the bottom of the ocean. The Hikawamaru is an old vessel with a long history as a cruise ship plying the north Pacific but also as a hospital... More

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Parkland, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I work on a ship for a living so this is really fascinating to me, however this is an older ship with quite a bit of history to it and has been well maintained and restored. You can step inside first class cabins, or go down to the engine room or visit the bridge. It is located at Yashamita Park... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner and I have an interest in art deco design, and we found this vessel to be an enjoyable visit on several levels, the art deco design, the social history and the ships place in it - trade, wartime, etc, and also from a ships design perspective. Great that the vessel has been so carefully retired and conserved in... More

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Tokyo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots of history on this ship. For a few hundred yen we got to visit this ship. It took us about an hour to see everything. The kids loved it!

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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The only pre-war ocean liner still in existance, other than the much grander Queen Mary in California. A great look at ocean travel before airlines made ocean liners obsolete. The ship is still in very good condition, and the lounges and restaurant are beautiful. It's a self-guided tour, there is no dining on board, it takes about an hour or... More

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st paul
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My kids and I visited in June and it was well worth the time. The ship is relatively small, the tour is self-guided and interesting for all ages. Our favorite moment was sitting on the deck chairs and enjoying the sea breeze but there is something for everyone, history, engineering, and visuals.

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Gorey, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Built as a cruise ship and the refurbishment reflects that even though it did have a spell as a hospital ship in WW2. Charlie Chaplin famously stayed on board & the first class area is very authentic. It took 13 days from Japan to Seattle and the First class passengers would have been very comfortable. Third class had 8 to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This old cruise liner is a fantastic piece of art deco styling. The ship starts with an area you can sit and watch a 25 minute video (English subtitles) about how the ship has evolved through the ages. Then off you go on a tour of the ship following a guided route. You get to see the first class cabins... More

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

So much history on this ship. This ship was built in 1930 and made so many trip to Seattle and New York and San Francisco .during the WW2 she is a Red Cross ship services as hospital.when you visit yokohama japan.

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