Attraction 2-1-1 Minatomirai Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-0012 Japan Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Nipponmaru Memorial Park is special ?
Nipponmaru Memorial Park is a waterfront park with gently-sloping lawns (rooftop of Yokohama Port Museum) overlooking the port. Concerts and events are held at the arena.
Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU was built in 1930 as a training ship for cadets. The ship brought up 11,500 cadets for 54 years until her retirement as a training ship in 1984. During her service, NIPPON MARU logged 45.4 times around the earth (1,830,000 kilometers in total). The ship was placed under the authority of the City of Yokohama in 1984 and has been open to the public since 1985. NIPPON MARU is also used for a full-sail exhibit in cooperation with volunteers and provides marine educational programs to students.
How to get to Nipponmaru Memorial Park?
5 minutes walk from Sakuragicho Station on JR Negishi Line or Yokohama Municipal Subway-blue Line
5 minutes walk from Minatomirai Station or Bashamichi Station on Minatomirai Line
Approx. 40 minutes from Haneda Airport Station
Approx. 35 minutes from Tokyo Station
Approx. 15 minutes from Shin-yokohama Station
2-1-1 Minatomirai Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-0012 Japan
Going onto this 1930 ocean liner was like taking a step back in time, I really appreciate that they kept the detail in the rooms that they *did show us* There really isn't a whole lot to see ship wise when it comes to the rooms, they show you maybe 4 of them, I felt like it kind of made the experience not so great. My husband enjoyed the boiler room and seeing everything there. It was kind of crazy because the dining room for 1st class was nowhere near as wonderful and as extravagant and I imagined it to be in my head ( I guess the movie Titanic did that to me) it was quite small. It was incredibly cheap to go on, 300 yen if I remember correctly, so it is worth it if you have the time. Takes about an 1.5 to go through if you take a look at everything. I recommend!
Beautiful to reflected on the surface of the water to clean.