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- NYK Maritime Museum / NYK Hikawamaru
NYK Maritime Museum / NYK Hikawamaru
— History of a “Country of the Sea” follows the history of ships —
About the NYK Maritime Museum
NYK was established in 1885. The company's history is a history of Japanese marine transport since the Meiji era (1868-1912) and an integral part of Japanese modern history. The NYK Maritime Museum introduces extensive images of the company, reflecting different eras since its foundation. Additionally, the museum displays how Japanese marine transport has been involved historically in people's lifestyles.
Through NYK's company history, we introduce history from the dawn of modern Japanese marine transport to date.
Objectives for establishing the NYK Maritime Museum
- To prevent dissipation of historical materials and to promote preservation
- To communicate marine philosophy
- To contribute to society
- To respond to researchers
- To educate employees
Free admissions for preschool children, elementary school students, and junior high school student groups
In order to support diligent young people, the NYK Maritime Museum offers free admission to preschool children, elementary school students, and junior high school student groups who visit the museum for school events, including school excursions and field trips.
About the NYK Hikawamaru
In May 1930, NYK Line welcomed into service Hikawa Maru, a new state-of-the-art liner for the tranasport of passengers and cargo between Japan and Seattle. In 30 years of service, Hikawa Maru crossed the Pacific 254 times, carrying around 25,000 passengers and a great volume of cargo. During and immediately following World War II, the vessel served as a hospital ship and returned some 30,000 wounded soldiers to
the Japanese homeland.
Today, guests are encouraged to delight in the comforting sea breezes on the ship's decks or stroll the elegantly decorated interior, preserved as it was over a half-century ago.