Hikawamaru [氷川丸]

Pier mooring Hikawamaru
Pier mooring Hikawamaru

Hikawamaru
Hikawamaru

Map of Kan-nai area
Map of Kan-nai area
1) Bashamichi 2) Museum of Cultural History
3) NYK Maritime Museum 4) Kaiko-Kinen Kaikan
5) Ôsanbashi 6) Hikawamaru 7) Marine Tower
8) Motomachi 9) Yokohama Bay Bridge

Hikawamaru is a passenger ship moored at Yamashita park.

It had cruised the North Pacific route from 1930 to 1960.

The gross tonnage is 11,622 tons.
The length is about 163 meters and the width is about 20 meters.

The accomodations and the service were excellent, then many famous people had cruised by this ship.
In 1932, Charlie Chaplin came on board.

During World War II, this ship was used as hospital ship.
After losing the war in 1945, it worked as a ship that Japanese people staying in foreign countries return to Japan.

From 1953 to 1960, this ship cruised the North Pacific route again.
And it was moored to current pier in 1961.

Restaurant in Hikawamaru
Restaurant in Hikawamaru
Photo by Railstation.net

The first-class cabin in Hikawamaru
The first-class cabin in Hikawamaru
Photo by Railstation.net

It is open to the public, and we can visit the inside of the ship.

NYK Maritime Museum

How to get here

200 meters from Motomachi-Chukagai station, 500 meters from Nihon-Odori station of Minatomirai Line.
1.5 km from Kan-nai station of JR Negishi Line.

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Hotels around Yamashita Park

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