Hikawa Maru

The Hikawa Maru is a Japanese ocean liner that was launched in 1929 and was used to transport goods and passengers from Japan to the United-States. Among the many illustrious passengers who stayed on the Hikawa Maru was Charlie Chaplin, who sailed on the Hikawa Maru for his trip around the world. During wartime, the Hikawa Maru was converted into a Hospital ship and in 1953 she was reconverted as a luxurious ocean liner. She finally retired to become a museum in Yokohama in 1961.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can’t express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration!

For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. “Gaijin” means foreigner and “San” is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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