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N.Y.K. Lines

MV Hikawa Maru 

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As we have found out on page one, the Hikawa Maru was an interesting Japanese Liner especially as she is one that survived World War Today she is a renewed tourist attraction in Yokohama, having reopened with a great fanfare recently, ensuring her future as a tourist venue and a fine maritime museum. Omega Replica Watches

An original N.Y.K. 1930/31 Sailing Schedule-


Museum / Restaurant Hikawa Maru in Yokohama Japan, although she closed down in December 2006

Please Note: Renamed Hikawamaru reopened on April 25, 2008 as a Museum


The main entrance Omega Replica


Fore Deck


The Bridge


Neil Whitmore on the ships Bridge


A typical cabin – this room is interconnecting with the cabin next door


The cabin once occupied by Charlie Chaplin


 The ship tour commences down in the engine room


 Engine room


Publicity shot of the restaurant 

Here we see a special Hikawa Maru medal, which is beautifully presented in a timber presentation box lined with royal blue velvet. The reason for the medal is unknown, but it was produced after she became a floating accommodation venue. As it is dated – “Showa 37, 11th month, 4th day” or Nov. 11, 1962 I believe that it may have been made for a conference or a special event that was held on board. I wish to thank John Lofgren who provided the photographs of his Hikawa Maru medal.


Here we see the bow of the ship breaking through the sea surrounded by a lifebuoy


The other side of the medal in its presentation box - This side shows the date



For further information visit the NYK Maritime Museum & NYK Hikawamaru Website.


Hikawa Maru INDEX:

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Page Two:??????? The Schlesinger family escapes Nazi Germany

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“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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