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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru青函連絡船メモリアルシップ八甲田丸

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A museum located five minutes on foot from Aomori Station. This museum ship houses displays on its service as a railway liner since it began operating in 1908 from when it carried numerous passengers and cargo to Hakodate until it ceased service in 1988. The Hakkodamaru, which served as a ferry for the longest period of time, is preserved almost as if it were still in service. On self-guided tours around the ship visitors can enter the bridge and descend into the engine room.


Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-112-15 (AomoriArea)

phone 0177358150

[Apr.-Oct.] 9:00-19:00 (until Reception 18:00)
[Nov.-Mar.] 9:00-17:00 (until Reception 16:30)

Review of Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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Reviewed:2018/11/13 History on transportation at sea
It is worth to spend 1,300 yen for a combined ticket to see the Memorial ship as other museums nearby. Strange to learn that even train cars can be transported by this ship to Hokkaido in the past.
Reviewed:2018/10/20 It is unusual to be able to walk around such a ship freely.
It is a good experience to walk around such a ferry.

There is plenty to see. You get access to most of the working parts of the ship.

The storage area it is far bigger than you imagine.

There are...
Reviewed:2018/10/06 memorial ship - worth a visit - but not outstanding or special
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...

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Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-112-15 [ map ]
[Apr.-Oct.] 9:00-19:00 (until Reception 18:00)
[Nov.-Mar.] 9:00-17:00 (until Reception 16:30)
[Nov.-Mar.] Monday, Monday (Tuesday for Public holiday), 12/31, 1/1, Mar.2ndMonday-Friday
[Admission fee]500yen
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          Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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