The sailing training ship Nippon Maru was built in 1930 as a training ship for cadets. The ship trained 11,500 cadets over 54 years until it was decommissioned as a training ship in 1984. During its service, Nippon Maru circled the globe 45.4 times (a total length of 1.83 million kilometres).
The ship was placed under the jurisdiction of the City of Yokohama in 1984 and has been open to the public since 1985. Nippon Maru was designated as a Cultural Property of National Importance in 2017.
Nippon Maru looks huge and gorgeous with the designation and structure of the ship.
Admission fee is ¥400.
It seems like the sails of a sailing boat sometimes open up.
So complicated inside the ship!
I wonder if they still use paper nautical chart
This is the main place where the captain or the sailor need to use the steering wheel and compass to sail the ship.
Dining room is a bit narrow.
Kitchen area for serving and cooking the food to the sailors.
The small clinic operation room for those sailors.
Dormitory bedroom for those sailors to rest.
This is how the Captain’s room looks like!
Captain’s meeting room to have important conversation with the officers.
This is the dining room for the higher position officers to enjoy their meal.
The Marconi room is the place that the sailors can communicate through Marconi wireless transmitter.
Celebrate Nippon Maru sailing ship for almost 100 years, 7 years to go!!
Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru tour in YouTube
Location: 2 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan
Operating hours: 10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday) except Monday
Admission Fee: ¥400