Yamashita Koen Park was built in 1930 by reclaiming Yokohama Port after the Great Kanto Earthquake which destroyed much of Yokohama. The park is spread 1 km wide with several Read more [...]
You will see a large ship mooring in the port in Yamashita Koen Park. It is Hikawa Maru, which started its service as a passenger ship for Japan-Seattle line in 1930. During the WWII, she was sent to Seattle to evacuate Japanese nationals then was fitted as a navy hospital ship. Its first-class cabins attracted many passengers including Japanese Prince and Princess Takamatsu and Charlie Chaplin. After 30-year of her service, Hikawa Maru retired and now serves as a museum.