An ocean liner life blessed with great fortune

by Hiroyuki

A retired ocean liner named Hikawa-maru is  moored at  the pier of Yamashita Park in Yokohama city in Kanagawa prefecture. Hikawa-maru was in service back and forth between Yokohama and Seattle in the U.S. from 1930. During World War Ⅱ, she was employed by the Imperial Navy as a hospital ship. The ship struck mines on three separate occasions but avoided being sunk. In the wheelhouse, there is a Shinto altar on which a good luck talisman is displayed. It was given from Hikawa Shrine in Omiya city in Saitama prefecture. Today, we can make a study tour inside Hikawa-maru as a museum. It is designated as important cultural property.An ocean liner life blessed with great fortune


20 Apr 2017


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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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