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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

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Address: Yamashita Park, Yokohama 231-0023, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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
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Burnaby, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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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

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London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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Darwin, Australia
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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48 helpful votes 48 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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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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41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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