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Esashi Bay Marina (Esashi Umi no Eki Kaiyomaru) (江差港マリーナ(えさし海の駅 開陽丸))


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Located approximately one hour and 30 minutes away from Hakodate by car, this exhibition facility is the live-sized replica of the Kaiyo Maru, a Tokugawa shogunate battleship that sunk off the coast of Esashi in 1868. It exhibits approximately 3,000 artifacts and valuable materials salvaged from the excavation of the undersea ruins that began from 1975, more than 100 years after it sunk. There are many interested items, such as the appearance of the crew and the shogunate Vice Admiral Takeaki Enomoto, cannons, pistols, medical supplies and eating utensils. Besides experience corners where you can launch cannons, do a simulation maneuvering a ship and one in preservation, there is also somewhere to get a bite to eat.


Hokkaido Hiyamagunesashichou Ubagamichou 1-10 (Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea)

phone 0139525522

9:00-17:00 (Kaiyomaru Memorial ticket sales end at 16:30)

Review of Kaiyomaru

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Reviewed:2019/07/05 Not the real thing.
Nice facsimile, looks good in the photos, but would sorely disappoint the marine historian. There are exhibits inside however we didnt go in as there were exhibits on display in he visitors centre...
Reviewed:2018/08/08 There is a lot to see on the island of Hokkaido
The Kaiyo Maru is a salvaged Shogunate warship that was sunk off the coast of Esashi in 1868. It has been well restored. If you travel to the island of Hokkaido, Japan, a trip to the old herring...
Reviewed:2015/11/03 Dutch-built warship - but English help limitations
Beautiful 19th century warship sank off Esashi in 1868. This replica was built on the original plans and houses artifacts that were pulled out of the sea:guns, spoons, shoes and coins. Its a lovely...

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Hokkaido Hiyamagunesashichou Ubagamichou 1-10 [map]
Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea
9:00-17:00 (Kaiyomaru Memorial ticket sales end at 16:30)
[Apr.-Oct.] open everyday
[Nov.-Mar.] The next day of Monday, Public holiday (However, if Public holiday is Monday, the next day and Sunday are closed.)
New Year's Holiday (12/31-1/5)
[Kaiyo Maru Memorial Hall Admission fee] Adults500yen, Elementary school age students and underFree
※ Group (15 or more) 1 discount
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Available (Full Wi-Fi Management Bldg/Memorial Hall)
English Menu
Available (sightseeing pamphlet)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (we need an umbrella at the entrance)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not allowed (partial entry is allowed if the owner is holding it, stalls and cafeterias are not allowed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hokkaido Areas


          Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.