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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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Great time exploring

I visited on a Wednesday late afternoon. It was quite empty. I had bought the 1300yen ticket... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
San Jose, California
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In-depth history of the ferry service to Hakodate + train!

The ship Hakkodamaru ("maru" means "ship" in Japanese) is a memorial museum to the ferry service... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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

1  Thank CatherineBulg
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

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

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

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

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

1  Thank SnowedAddy
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Well worth a visit. Museum gives an insight in to an earlier Japan and the area, also shows how the tunnel that is now used more than the ferry was built. Go out on deck for the fantastic view of the harbour and below decks...More

Thank LauraTreg
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The yellow-colored ship at Aomori Port was a museum. If you have time to learn more on the history and development in relationship to the transport aspects, just encouraged you pay a visit there. You would have the chance to learn that previously even train...More

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