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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

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NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

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Yamashita Park Yamashitacho Nakaku, Yokohama 231-0023 Kanagawa Prefecture
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bigmal_7 wrote a review Jul 2020
Warwick, United Kingdom75 contributions90 helpful votes
Take a walk along the harbourside in Yokohama and you will come to the Hikawa Maru. Extremely informative visit and get to experience the glory days of Trans Pacific sea travel.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Relax623602 wrote a review Oct 2019
Community of Madrid, Spain45 contributions8 helpful votes
This is an amazing couple of hours experience for those naval issues lovers. Hikawa Maru entered in service by 1930 to make the route Yokohama-Seattle for passengers and cargo; as it was decommissioned like 30 years later, it lived the glorious pre-war years hosting the Japan Emperors and other international personages like Charles Chaplin. During the World War it was used as hospital and later served its country by returning many soldiers back home. For those interested in ships, it is worth the visit to admire the propulsion machines decks while for others, peeping inside the "presidential suite" would be a delight.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Difan wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China31 contributions6 helpful votes
I always enjoyed visiting historical vessels and vehicles and this would definitely be right up there around the top of my list. A ship that carried passengers between japan and seattle/vancouver since the 1930s well maintained and restored to its heydays of intercontinental travel, the NYK Hikawamaru features a thoroughly presented exhibit of the ship itself, life on board and the historical moments it witnessed. Worth the time and effort to finds this ship and enjoy being in the cabin and imagine what it was like to be one of the passengers or crew member. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Brissy2 wrote a review Jun 2019
Hervey Bay, Australia5,675 contributions259 helpful votes
We came across this former Japanese ocean liner (which is now a museum) when we were walking along the pier at Yamashita Park. It was built in 1929 and used to sail the Yokohama-Vancouver/Seattle routine. With it’s first class cabins it attracted high society (eg. the Imperial family, Charlie Chaplin etc) who sailed on her for the transpacific journey.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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scottofhawaii wrote a review May 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5,255 contributions391 helpful votes
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...as it's promoted the most luxurious ship Japan ever built of it's day. I enjoyed walking the route around the ship. Still maintained quite well with more than enough information in English to digest, I saw some great antique quality objects like compasses, the wheel, speed dial, etc. The dining and living areas were interesting enough, but I especially liked looking around the three decks of the engine room - all kinds of great things to see. I'd have loved to have had a guide tell some personal stories of the passengers and crew from back in the day. I read one information panel about the ship's cooks training at a famous tempura restaurant in Tokyo that was Charlie Chaplin's favorite, so that when he came on board they could cook it for him just the way he like it fresh at his table. LOL - ridiculous celebrities and their ridiculous lives.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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