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Reviewed 6 September 2014

I work on a ship for a living so this is really fascinating to me, however this is an older ship with quite a bit of history to it and has been well maintained and restored. You can step inside first class cabins, or go down to the engine room or visit the bridge. It is located at Yashamita Park which is attraction on to itself. I recommend a visit to anybody who has time.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

My partner and I have an interest in art deco design, and we found this vessel to be an enjoyable visit on several levels, the art deco design, the social history and the ships place in it - trade, wartime, etc, and also from a ships design perspective. Great that the vessel has been so carefully retired and conserved in order to maintain it for future generations and to enable visitors to gain an insight into these many facets. I think that a range of people and ages would enjoy a visit, but be aware that given the nature of the attraction there are several sets of narrow, steep steps to access various areas.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank vwbeetle69
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Lots of history on this ship. For a few hundred yen we got to visit this ship. It took us about an hour to see everything. The kids loved it!

Thank Tanaka G
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The only pre-war ocean liner still in existance, other than the much grander Queen Mary in California. A great look at ocean travel before airlines made ocean liners obsolete. The ship is still in very good condition, and the lounges and restaurant are beautiful. It's a self-guided tour, there is no dining on board, it takes about an hour or a bit more to make your way through depending on how much you linger. The engine room is amazing to see.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Built as a cruise ship and the refurbishment reflects that even though it did have a spell as a hospital ship in WW2.
Charlie Chaplin famously stayed on board & the first class area is very authentic. It took 13 days from Japan to Seattle and the First class passengers would have been very comfortable. Third class had 8 to a room & not much spare space.
Many of the rooms are closed but there is access to an example of most areas you would want to see, including engine room and captain's quarters.
Entry fee reasonable at 300 yen. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank briancQ6189CQ
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