Memorial Ship MIKASA
Memorial Ship MIKASA
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Japan being exposed by the aggression of Russia, the whole nation fought to the end of Japanese-Russo War. as one man. While making large sacrifices, Japan could barely attain the victory. Under the national trust, Public Utility Foundation, MIKASA Preservation Society keeps properly the preserved One of Three World-Renowned Historic Memorial Warships, MIKASA as a symbol of nation's pride that attained the victory in the Japanese-Russo War and defended national independence.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monty Stubble
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Having driven along Mikasa Street in Barrow in Furness, the Cumbrian town where the Mikasa was built, I felt I had to visit the ship while in Tokyo.
Sadly she's now landlocked but there's still lots to see and the ship has been sympathetically restored to the best possible condition.
I spent a while talking to one of the guides, a retired submariner who had been to Barrow so the circle was complete.
Well worth a trip if you're interested in such things
Written 13 April 2021
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EdwinAlers
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Look close to the US Naval Base (you can see the base from the park). The park have on occasions a water show with music plus you can enjoy the harbor view too.
Written 9 July 2020
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dlu7
Bradbury, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Stumbled across this historic site when my friend and I were waiting for the ferry. Small entrance fee and you get to explore the warship. The interior was bigger than I thought and it was nice looking through the rooms, uniforms, photos and more. The upper decks were assessable as well. Walked on our own without a tour.
Written 18 October 2019
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Ralph W
Gleaston16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This important historic battleship has been restored not just to make it presentable but to educate in the most interesting way using modern technology to explain and describe. The virtual reality of the navel battle with the Russian fleet is absolutley incredible. The staff onboard are really enthusiastic and knowledgable, they are obviously proud of their ship.
Written 6 July 2017
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Brisbane41
Newcastle, Australia2,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
The Kinenkan Mikasa is the actual ship itself, the park which others have reviewed refers to the greater area that surrounds the ship.

This ship would prove really interesting for those into Naval History and enjoy ships and associated military history. The ship is well preserved on dry land with gravel surrounding it and steps leading up to the main deck in the form of a gangway. Some basic Japanese language skills are essential to buying tickets and meeting and greeting and then you are left to your own to walk around in your own time following clear arrows. Much of the ship is open with limited English descriptions. It is very self explanatory as to what the rooms are.
Written 23 July 2016
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Don624
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
There are not many battleships preserved anywhere, and this is the only pre-dreanought still in existence. The Mikasa was built in Britain over the period 1899-1901 and is representative of the Victorian-era capital ship. The Mikasa was the flagship of the Japanese navy in the Russo-Japanese war at the start of the 20th century, so it is interesting on that account too. The condition of the old ship is excellent, and there is a good set of details explaining the history of Japanese seapower and the great power rivalries at the time. Terrific for navy buffs, and kids would like it too since some of the smaller (but still pretty big) guns can be raised and lowered and turned. Takes time to get to from Tokyo--take JR (not subway) to Shinagawa Station (less than 20 min, depending on where you start) then from there take the Keikyu to Yokosukachuo Station (about 45 min on a Rapid-Limited express. Do not take a Local, which takes forever). Mikasa Park is then about a 10 minute (max.) walk north-east from the station.
Written 7 June 2015
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John M
Dollar37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
Even if you don't think you're interested in Japanese battleships, you have to visit the Mikasa.

It was built in Britain for the Imperial Japanese Navy, and so is pretty well identical to the Royal Navy's ships which ruled the seas at the turn of the last century, none of which survive. And if you blame the 'battleship race' for the tension between Britain and Germany which led to WW1, and WW1 for leading to WW2, you could say that it was these weapons which created modern history.

The Mikasa is still worth seeing even if you don't agree with this view, simply as an amaziing piece of engineering. It's also cheap, with plenty of interesting exhibits and with reasonable signage and audio aids in English. The mechanical 'Togo's Turn' exhibit is worth the admission price alone.

Minor carps: I'd have liked to see a recreation of a messdeck, as the visible living quarters are all those of officers, and the surrounding park, though beautiful, could do with the removal of a couple of trees to make getting a photograph of the ship easier.
Written 9 June 2014
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boyd579
Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
The ship has many interesting exhibits inside and lots of great picture opportunities, the park itself is very well designed and has many interesting things to look at. This may be very well for very young children or those interested in History.
Written 29 March 2014
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Littleone88
Brighton,England230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Lots of interesting information and can pretty much access most of the ship. At only ¥600 (£~4) for adults its definitely worth it. There's also a nice park located to the side.
Written 18 June 2023
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travelbird80
Green Bay, WI254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a great place to visit with families, lots of interesting history and hands on fun. We have been many times and will go back.
Written 6 November 2019
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