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All Aboard WWII Museum Ship Hikawa Maru

| Museum , Yokohama

If you're a fan of history or maritime relics, the Hikawa Maru liner is waiting for you. Hikawa Maru was constructed to transport passengers and cargo between Japan and Seattle, Washington, USA, starting in 1930. During World War II, the vessel also served as a hospital for approximately 30,000 wounded Japanese soldiers. After 30 years of service at sea, the ship now serves as a maritime museum, where you can stroll around the decks and witness the elegant first-class cabins, preserved as it was over a half-century ago. Entry is only 300 yen.

Location: Yamashita Park, Naka Ward, Yamashitacho, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023

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