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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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Lots of history wrapped up in an interesting ship

This ship, and its sister ship ina similar installation in Hakodate, portray life as it was at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The former ship has just become a museum, it may be difficult to use for non-Japanese tourists

青森と函館を結ぶ連絡船として長年活躍してきた船をそのまま博物館化。内装は当時の面影をそのまま残しているため、古く、また天井もやや低いです。青函連絡船の就航から終航至るまで、写真や当時の品々を中心に展示... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is 5 minutes walk from Aomori Station (note this is not Shin-Aomori Station). It's a great way to spend up to 3 hours, especially on a rainy day. What I liked: - beautifully crafted exhibits including dioramas of life-size people in everyday situations;...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ship, and its sister ship ina similar installation in Hakodate, portray life as it was at the times these ferries were taking railcars from Honshu to Hokkaido. The massive scale of the ships is impressive, and the complexity of running and managing the systems...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

青森と函館を結ぶ連絡船として長年活躍してきた船をそのまま博物館化。内装は当時の面影をそのまま残しているため、古く、また天井もやや低いです。青函連絡船の就航から終航至るまで、写真や当時の品々を中心に展示されており、また連絡船だけでなく当時の情勢などとの関連性も併せて展示されています。各展示の解説の多くは日本語で多言語表記のものは少ないです。また、英語などでのガイドも無いように見受けられるため、海外からの観光客には利用しづらいと思うかもしれません。 このような船の博物館の場合、普通見ることが出来ない操舵室や貴賓室を見ることが出来るのが特徴です。甲板からの陸奥湾の眺めも素晴らしいです。それ以上の見どころは車両甲板です。当時の列車がそのまま展示されており、当時の連絡船が青森と函館の列車を繋ぐ上で非常に重要であることがうかがえます。車両甲板はとても広いですが、列車など高さのある展示品が多くあるため迷子になりやすいです。子供連れの場合は注意が必要です。 A ship that had been used for many years as a link between Aomori and Hakodate has been reused as a museum. Because it retains its original appearance, the museum's interior is old, and you may feel the ceilings on each floor are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It is worth to spend 1,300 yen for a combined ticket to see the Memorial ship as other museums nearby. Strange to learn that even train cars can be transported by this ship to Hokkaido in the past.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2018

It is a good experience to walk around such a ferry. There is plenty to see. You get access to most of the working parts of the ship. The storage area it is far bigger than you imagine. There are steps so you need to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 952cris
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Before the existence of the Seikan-Tunnel the only go to Hokkaido was to travel by ship. The Hakkoda-maru was one of these ships. Now it is a small museum. You can see the ship from the Aomori train station. It is totally in walking distance....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I visited on a Wednesday late afternoon. It was quite empty. I had bought the 1300yen ticket which includes hokkamaru,the Nebuta Museum and ASPAM observatory. I spent an easily 1.5 hrs exploring. There are many levels to explore. Even down to the engine room and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum where you can get to know the inner structure of the cargo ship: the engine room and train rail deck are especially impressive. When you look at the ship from outside, it seems not so big, so to see train cars and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this experience and learnt heaps even though it's not all in English. The videos (17 minutes total) are well worth watching. The ship is well laid out with a clear path to follow around the various exhibits. We highly recommend that you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru was the yellow ship parked by the waterfront of Aomori. Information concerning the past ferry service between Aomori and Hakodate was displayed inside the museum and it was worth to spend time to study in more details about the transportation...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Hi, I am sorry. I only have a few information from my visit of the memorial ship. I checked, but there a now information about the early post war time. The only accident I know of happened in 1954 caused by a typhoon. It... More
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