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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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Well preserved retired ferry

Japanese is used in this exhibit. It presents the primary mass transport bewteen Aomori and... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
HotEarth
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Melbourne, Australia
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People's heritage

I liked this place very much so was surprised to see few visitors even on a Saturday. You can walk... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Keizo
,
Kawasaki, Japan
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“engine room” (5 reviews)
“cargo hold” (3 reviews)
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1-112-15 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Japanese is used in this exhibit. It presents the primary mass transport bewteen Aomori and Hakodate before the opening of the tunnel. I am not sure if it is worth a visit if one cannot read the local language. However, its pastel yellow hull do...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

I liked this place very much so was surprised to see few visitors even on a Saturday. You can walk through the ferry which carried both people and trains between Aomori and Hakodate before underwater tunnel was completed. There are many interesting exhibits including diorama...More

1  Thank Keizo
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I know we're in Japan but since this museum talks a lot about the ships and history of Aomori, not being able to read anything cuts down significantly on the enjoyment. They were working on the entrance way when I visited but there are arrows...More

2  Thank tropicalnorth
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is kind of hidden one, from the outside, you wouldn't actually know it's interesting - the ship looks pretty boring on the surface. But inside, it's one of the best museums i've been to, perhaps because it's real, authentic, it was this very...More

Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This may look like it could be of interest only to train and ship aficienados, but it is a wonderful memorial to the people who used the ferry route, with all the dangers from the extreme weather conditions that were present at many times of...More

1  Thank frimz10
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Hakkoda Maru known as the first train ferry in Northern Japan that service the community way back 1960's to 1980's from Hakodate to Aomori, became a museum as it is no longer operating. The ferry shows the whole structure and a perfect view of the...More

Thank Fernz B
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

It is a ferry which was used to carry railway carriages and people to northern japan. Well maintained . Near to JR station

Thank rxkota
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

At first I was asking myself if it would be a waste of time. But no! It is a "self tour". Even though there are no information leaflets in English, you can understand just by looking at pictures and videos. It can entertain you for...More

4  Thank AngryCustomerJP
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