NYK Maritime Museum

Name in Japanese: 日本郵船歴史博物館
Area: Bashamichi
Address: 3-9 Kaigan, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken [map]
Phone: 045-211-1923 045-211-1923
Access: 281 m from Bashamichi Station Minatomirai Line (MM4)
484 m from Nihon-ōdōri Station Minatomirai Line (MM5)
0.8 km from Sakuragichō Station Blue Line (B15)Negishi Line (JK2)
Hours: 10am to 5pm daily
Admission: Adults: ¥400
High School students: ¥250
Middle School students: ¥250
Seniors: ¥250
Payment options: Cash only
Parking options: No parking
Website: https://www.nyk.com/rekishi/e/index.htm

The NYK Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of Nippon Yusen, one of Japan’s oldest shipping companies and amongst the largest in the world.

The museum features photographs, displays and models, all with good English descriptions.

NYK Museum Interior
Photo by Gregory Lane used under CC

The NYK Hikawamaru in nearby Yamashita Park, is connected to the museum. For an extra ¥100, you can buy a combined ticket that allows you to look around both.

Unless model ships are your thing or it’s a horrible rainy day outside, the NYK Museum could be skipped on a visit to Yokohama.