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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0023, Japan (Gu)
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Ranked #4 of 224 Attractions in Yokohama
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Pretoria
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Do you fancy art deco furniture? architecture? and art? Then head straight to this museum. It boasts a full display of the Hikawamaru cruise ship complete with furnished cabins, lounges, and a tour through the engine room.

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Cairns, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
114 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My husband and I are in the shipping business and are always interested in Maritime Museums and of course ships, so these two places were on our agenda to visit. Very interesting museum about the history of NYK even though most in Japanese lots of information was available in English and films had subtitles. Staff were also very friendly. Entrance... More

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Hikawamaru is an exceptionally well preserved ship with a tremendous amount of history inside it`s hull. It is well worth the visit.

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