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Yamashita-kōen information

Yokohama , Japan
Getting there
Train: Motomachi-Chukagai
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Moored alongside a seaside park in the Yamashita-kōen area you'll find the Hikawa Maru (641-4362; adult/child ¥800/400; ;09:30-18:00 conditions permitting), a retired luxury 1930 passenger liner (one of the staterooms was used by Charlie Chaplin).

IAcross the street from the Hikawa Maru, the Silk Museum (641-0841; 1 Yamashita-kōen-dōri; adult/child/student/senior ¥500/100/200/300; ;09:00-16:30 Tue-Sun) pays tribute to Yokohama's history as a silk trading port. Nearby, Yokohama Archives of History (201-2100; 3 Nihon Ōdōri; adult/child ¥200/100; ;09:30-17:00 Tue-Sun) chronicles the city (displays in English) from the opening of Japan to the mid-20th century; it's inside the former British consulate. The Marine Tower (641-7838; 15 Yamashita-kōen-dōri; adult/child/student/senior ¥700/300/350/500; ;09:30-21:00 conditions permitting) one of the world's tallest inland lighthouses (106m) which offers a less-razzle-dazzley view over the harbour than does Landmark Tower.