NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits

Attraction Japan 〒231-0023 神奈川県横浜市 中区山下町山下公園地先 Published on: 27-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
0.03 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) is one of the world's biggest shipping companies with a long and varied history dating back to the 1880s.

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Why NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits is special ?

The NYK Maritime Museum is inside the Yokohama NYK Building, which was constructed as NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha)’s Yokohama branch in 1936. This building has great historical value itself. On the first floor is the museum, where the exhibition rooms introduce the history of NYK alongside the development of modern Japan, together with valuable materials and models of successive luxury liners and cargo ships.

The exhibition area is divided chronologically into eight zones, showing the history of NYK from before the establishment of the company at the time when Japan opened up to the world during the last days of the Shogunate, right up until the present day.

Source: http://kanagawa-travel-info.com/

What to explore at NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits?

Japan consists of many islands that have throughout history been linked to the world by maritime transport.

This has led to great exchanges of people, goods, and culture via the oceans.

The NYK Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru offer you the opportunity to learn more about the impact that maritime transport has had on the history of Japan.

Visit the NYK Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru to learn more about the roles that NYK has played in the modernization of Japan into one of the world's leading cultural and economic centers.

Source: http://www.nyk.com/

How to get to NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits?

By train

3 minute walk from the No. 1 exit of Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line

By bus

From Sakuragi-cho Station (JR Line),

Chukagai-iriguchi bus stop serviced by the No. 8, 58 and 127 buses

Yamashita Kouen-mae bus stop serviced by the No. 26 bus

Source: http://www.nyk.com/

Selling points

  • So well preserved and so much history
  • See how it was in the old days
  • An amazing story
  • Step Back In Time
  • A piece of Japanese maritime history
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Japan 〒231-0023 神奈川県横浜市 中区山下町山下公園地先

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  • You can take a self-guided tour around the ship that shows you the 3 classes of service for passengers and how life was aboard ship.
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  • There are plenty of other attractions within easy walking distance.
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  • You can step inside first class cabins, or go down to the engine room or visit the bridge.
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  • Exhibits have very good english explanations and videos.
  • NYK Hikawamaru is closed on Mondays. If Monday is a national holiday, the ship will remain open, but will close on the following day.
  • There is a small cafe and shop nearby.
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  • The ship provides a fascinating look back in time to the art deco period with ornate features from the fire place to ceilings and lights.
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  • It is possible to view most parts of the ship from cabins to the engine room to the bridge to the social gathering areas for first class passengers.


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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 can be bought for both NYK museum and Hikawamaru ship at a discounted price. Upon entrance to the museum the attendant gave us a token to get a free drink in the café/sitting room and also a welcome souvenier. We visited the Hikawamaru ship later in the day as it was opposite our hotel. This was lovely to see and spend the time watching the movie in the lobby when you first arrive. It gives you a good incite of the history of the ship.

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