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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

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Address: Yamashita Park, Yokohama 231-0023, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 456414362

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See how it was in the old days

This was good fun. Trip back in time to another era. You defiantly want to travel first class delux!! Great tour of this old girl. If your interested in any type of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Paul G
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Hamburg, Germany
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82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Those people who love the world of the old steamboats crossing the ocean, boats telling stories,... those people should come here. I enjoyed it a lot.

Ebina, Japan
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85 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place has a lot of interesting things to do. Hikawa Maru ship is open to the public. I say it's a must for people into ships and history. Yamashita Park was part of the rail freight line, so you can walk the old rail lines where the tracks are still in place. If you are into photography. You will... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,625 reviews
1,372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,023 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This ship is obviously a very nice photo-op (especially after dark, when it is beautifully illuminated), but, unfortunately, there is nothing very interesting in it, so the tour feels a tad boring. I would've loved to see more historical information about the ship, for instance, and not just original (and many non-original) artifacts on it.

Yokosuka, Japan
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The "Hikawamaru" ship is historical and tells us a long story. Though it's not every gorgeous inside now as a gorgeous commercial international cruiser, long time ago it was. There were many celebrities boarding such as Charlie Chaplin who was known as a fan of a Japanese traditional cuisine, "Tempura", especially, "Prawn-Tempra". Unfortunately the travelers who use the wheelchair are... More 

Norman, OK
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I really enjoyed touring this old ship. It's like stepping back in time. Well-preserved, with all levels of cabin presented as they would have been in the 1930s, including one that Charlie Chaplin stayed in. You can also see the wheel house and other areas of the ship. This was one of my favorite places to see in Yokohama.

Burnaby, Canada
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Walking through the ship, we had such admiration. How well built the ship was. It was once a luxury cruise and turned into hospital ship during war. A preview video, followed by visits of public areas, cabins of different categories, bridge, engine room and artifacts. The best preserved ship of that era. We just had so much respect of the... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was good fun. Trip back in time to another era. You defiantly want to travel first class delux!! Great tour of this old girl. If your interested in any type of history give this a bash. Very enjoyable and interesting

London, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Hawaka Maru was the only large passenger liner in Japan not to be sunk in the second world war. It started life as a beautiful art deco cargo / paeenger liner, became a hospital ship and then was converted back to a passenger liner. Seemingly Charlie Chaplin's favourite way of travelling from the USA to Japan, you can step... More 

Darwin, Australia
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have visited the neighbouring tallship, Nippon Maru on my last visit to Yokohama and this is just as interesting. The admission here is 300 Yen which is very reasonable. The ship is basically a time capsule and a history lesson in Japan's early trade with the west. A good way to get to the ship is by the Sea... More 

San Francisco, California
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I would recommend this attraction to anyone looking for an interesting experience in Yokohama. A genuine Japanese ocean liner from the 1930s that ran the north Pacific route to Seattle. You take a self-guided tour around the ship that shows you the 3 classes of service for passengers and how life was aboard ship. You continue through the various crew... More 

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