Battleship Mikasa

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〒238-0003 神奈川県横須賀市稲岡町82−19, Yokosuka, Japan

Battleship Mikasa Yokosuka Reviews

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Well preserved Pre-Dreadnought Ship Jul 03, 2017
Battleship Mikasa is moored pier-side in Mikasa Park, located in Yokosuka, Japan. It is listed as the only surviving pre-dreadnought ship in the world. It costs 500 yen to access, complete with a pamphlet of English Translation along with it. Tickets are available in booth shore side.

Externally and internally it is a well preserved 115 year old ship. Having been stationed on more modern afloat platforms, I admire its spotless appearance, free from running rust with a full refurbishment in the 1950's. It still hoists the flag from Imperial Japan.

Inside contains artifacts that were utilized during the time of its commission in 1902, its operation during World War I and the Russo-Japanese War, and its final decommission in 1922. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the Royal Japanese Navy as it operated during this time period with many placards that are translated in English. An interactive virtual tour is also available in its own computer library inside the ship.

I found this museum to be very massive in scale and it looks as it could take up over 2 hours to fully explore the many decks the museum has to offer. The city of Yokosuka has a major naval port in Japan and Battleship Mikasa is a very significant landmark for any traveler visiting here. Battleship Mikasa is overall a strong recommendation.
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vicIII says:
Thanks for your advice, mate!
Posted on: Sep 12, 2017
Andy99 says:
Always interesting to learn of these museum ships. I think they mean it is the only preserved "pre-Dreadnought Battleship", as the contemporary Protected Cruisers Aurora (1900) and USS Olympia (1895) are preserved.
Posted on: Aug 28, 2017
Cho says:
Thanks for sharing, Ryan. Enjoyed reading about this old battleship and going through the photos. I take a keen interest in visiting military museums and have been to quite a few in several different countries, including here in the US. I was at Battleship Memorial Park some years ago and saw the USS "Alabama." I also went to the Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, NY and saw many interesting military items on display. And of course, the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, DC too.
Posted on: Aug 27, 2017
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