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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

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Address: 1-112-15 Yanakawa, Aomori 038-0012, Aomori Prefecture
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+81 17-735-8150

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On board we go! Ship Ahoy!

The first time we went, we trudged through the snow and walk to Hakkodamaru from our hotel, alas we were too late, just past its closing hour! No choice but to switch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time we went, we trudged through the snow and walk to Hakkodamaru from our hotel, alas we were too late, just past its closing hour! No choice but to switch destination. But we were back there the next day as soon as its door opens! It is 5 minutes' walk from JR Aomori Station. Hakkodamaru was one of... More 

1 Thank TeohGK
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took this visit as part of the pass (1200¥) to the Hakkoda-Maru ferry, ASPA observatory and Nebuta museum. This pass is so worth purchasing if you have a free afternoon in Aomori. The story of this vessel coming to be in Aomori is worth watching on the theatre (no English). My partner and I had a great time wandering... More 

Thank Dale T
Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you like boats or just want to learn more about transport and life around the Tsugaru strait, be sure to visit. There is information on both the Seikan ferries and life around Tsugaru in general. You can visit a lot of the ship, from the smokestack to the captains bridge and the cargo hold with historical trains. Sadly you... More 

Thank Heikki S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This ferry is now a museum that tells the story of 100 years of sea transport between Hokkaido. There are dioramas of life in Aomori as well as a well planned route through various parts of the ship including the train deck with carriages. The museum does not have any english translations of the exhibits which is a shame, but... More 

1 Thank John2090
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamura is an amazing time capsule of Aomori life. There are life scenes all through the boat.

Thank Saraibijou
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The ship permanently moored to the dock rocks gently as you explore from the highest point in the exhaust stack on top to the lowest parts of the massive engine room. The remaining train and carriages in the hold show how products and people were transported in the recent past.

Thank Joshua C
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The memorial ship is just a short walk from the Aomori Train Station. The ship used to be a ferry but was retired when the train line to Hokkaido was built. Lots of history in this museum to remind you of life in Aormori many years ago and the harships due to the cold winters. Lots of glorious old photos... More 

Thank Seb I
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This restored ferry is fascinating.You can visit from the top (inside of the funnel), down to the bridge, control room, passenger deck, deck to transport trains which has trains and down to the huge engine rooms. An easy walk from the station. Don't miss if you are in Aomori.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

We have visited Hokkaido Maru during our short visit in Aomori. The yellowish ferry was in fact the longest serviced ferry linking Amorori and Hakodate since 80's. Inside this floating museum, you could learn more on the transportation means in the past prior to construction of train tunnels underneath the sea. It could be seen that even train cars could... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

For 80 years, Seikan ferry connected Aomori and Hakodate. Hakkado Maru is the last and longest service ferry amongst Seikan Ferry. It's bright yellow colour is very eye catching and compliment the bridge next to it well. On displays are the history of Aomori including it's people, the railroad, sea transport etc. It's only 2 minutes walk from Aomori Station

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