Nippon Maru Memorial Park

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Nippon Maru Memorial Park Yokohama Reviews

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Hossen Nippon Maru Dec 29, 2010
The Nippon Memorial Park represents a decommissioned ship known as the "Hossen Nippon Maru", an engine powered sail boat that holds the Guiness World Record of being the longest running boat ever. This boat was active from the years 1930 to 1984 and stands afloat today in the Yokohama Harbor, surrounded by modern buildings and easily stands out as a tourist attraction.

There are English brochures available along with Japanese. There are videos and audio speakers scattered throughout the inside of the ship in both languages, explaining the deep history of the vessel. For a ship that endured 54 years of rough seas and deployments dating back before World War 2, I was rather impressed at the ship's preservation, knowing there were some modifications done after the Nippon Maru's decommissioning for the sake of display to tourists.

This was established in a typical museum like setting, only afloat. There were some good sights on this and overall a worthwhile look for 600 yen. Great to explore on a weekend.
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