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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

1-112-15 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-735-8150
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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 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Unique attraction

It's not everyday you get to tour a railroad ship so here is our opportunity. It is unique and the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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1-112-15 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-735-8150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 March 2017

The first time we went, we trudged through the snow and walk to Hakkodamaru from our hotel, alas we were too late, just past its closing hour! No choice but to switch destination. But we were back there the next day as soon as its...More

1  Thank TeohGK
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took this visit as part of the pass (1200¥) to the Hakkoda-Maru ferry, ASPA observatory and Nebuta museum. This pass is so worth purchasing if you have a free afternoon in Aomori. The story of this vessel coming to be in Aomori is worth...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you like boats or just want to learn more about transport and life around the Tsugaru strait, be sure to visit. There is information on both the Seikan ferries and life around Tsugaru in general. You can visit a lot of the ship, from...More

Thank Heikki S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This ferry is now a museum that tells the story of 100 years of sea transport between Hokkaido. There are dioramas of life in Aomori as well as a well planned route through various parts of the ship including the train deck with carriages. The...More

1  Thank John2090
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamura is an amazing time capsule of Aomori life. There are life scenes all through the boat.

Thank Saraibijou
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