Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU Yokohama Port Museum

Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU

Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU

Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU was built in 1930 as a training ship for cadets. The ship brought up 11,500 cadets for 54 years until her retirement as a training ship in 1984. During her service, NIPPON MARU logged 45.4 times around the earth (1,830,000 kilometers in total). The ship was placed under the authority of the City of Yokohama in 1984 and has been open to the public since 1985. NIPPON MARU is also used for a full-sail exhibit in cooperation with volunteers and provides marine educational programs to students.

Yokohama Port Museum

Yokohama Port Museum

Yokohama Port Museum is the first museum featuring the Port of Yokohama. In April 2009, the Museum was totally remodeled from Yokohama Maritime Museum (opened in 1989) by the 150th Anniversary of the Port Opening Commemorative Project. Under the theme of “Port of Yokohama in history and life”, the exhibits focus on the history, operation and role of the Port of Yokohama. The Museum also provides special exhibitions, lectures, tours and craft classes.

Nippon Maru Memorial Park

Nippon Maru Memorial Park

A waterfront park with gently-sloping lawns (rooftop of Yokohama Port Museum) overlooking the port. Concerts and events are held at the arena.

Opening hours:

10:00~17:00 * It may vary depending on season.


Monday (Tuesday if Sunday or Monday is public holiday), year-end holidays and other temporary closing.


High school students & over / ¥600
Elementary and junior high school students, Senior (65 years & over) / ¥300
Groups (20 and more) High school students & over / ¥500
Elementary and junior high school students / ¥200

*Free admission for high school students or younger on Saturdays.
*A ticket is available for both Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU and Yokohama Port Museum
*Special exhibitions may require a separate admission fee.

For library-only visitors (The Library is free when you have the Museum ticket.)

*Opening hours:10:00 17:00(Last entry at 16:45)
*Closures: Same as for Yokohama Port Museum
*Entry fee: ¥100

Access Guide:

Access by Train

  • ・5 minutes walk from Sakuragicho Station on JR Negishi Line or Yokohama Municipal Subway-blue Line
  • ・5 minutes walk from Minatomirai Station or Bashamichi Station on Minatomirai Line
  • ・Approx. 40 minutes from Haneda Airport Station
  • ・Approx. 35 minutes from Tokyo Station
  • ・Approx. 15 minutes from Shin-yokohama Station


  • Summer Ticket Campaign (From July 1st to September 30th) Date. 2015.7.5 We offer special discounts for foreign visitors. When you buy a ticket, please fill out a short questionnaire. You can get 50% discount for admission. ※High school students & over : 600yen →300yen ※Elementary and junior high school students : 300yen →150yen
  • Multilingual guide service(Mobile Guide for foreigners)Date. 2015.3.16 This service uses a smart phone application to explain the exhibits in the exhibition section of Yokohama Port Museum in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean. We will offer this service from April 2015.
  • The Service for Muslim TouristDate. 2015.3.16 We offer temporary prayer space in Yokohama Port Museum to those who wish to pray. Prayer mat and compass free rental service is available. Please let us know at the Information desk if you would like to use this service.