It is quite rare for a maritime vessel built in Japan in the 1930's to still be around today considering the fate of other ships built in this period now sit at the bottom of the ocean. The Hikawamaru is an old vessel with a long history as a cruise ship plying the north Pacific but also as a hospital ship. The courageous action of the captains in this time period not to allow munitions made sure that she remains as a piece of floating maritime history. Th e ship provides a fascinating look back in time to the art deco period with ornate features from the fire place to ceilings and lights. It is possible to view most parts of the ship from cabins to the engine room to the bridge to the social gathering areas for first class passengers. This attraction is for those that are in to sailing vessels or for those that are interested in history. Worth a visit while in Yokohama.