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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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History on transportation at sea

It is worth to spend 1,300 yen for a combined ticket to see the Memorial ship as other museums... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Hong Kong, China
It is unusual to be able to walk around such a ship freely.

It is a good experience to walk around such a ferry. There is plenty to see. You get access to... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Whyalla, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 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 20 October 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 6 October 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
Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 11 July 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
Thank shopgirl08_junk
Reviewed 13 June 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 16 May 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
Thank wendya18
Reviewed 15 December 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
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The ship Hakkodamaru ("maru" means "ship" in Japanese) is a memorial museum to the ferry service between Aomori and Hakodate that was so critical to transportation and commerce between the two cities. There is so much history contained in here that you can spend at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's not everyday you get to tour a railroad ship so here is our opportunity. It is unique and the Gulf guided tour is excellent starting up the top to the bridge and into the cargo hold where there are a couple of locomotives and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My kids (1 though 8) loved visiting this boat. There are all kinds of things on a display on the boat that reflect the life of Aomori people back in Showa period when the boat was still in business. You can go into the engine...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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19 October 2018|
Response from Seidenpriester | Reviewed this property |
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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