NYK Maritime Museum


NYK Maritime Museum

It is a museum where the Japanese maritime history can be learned from videos and valuable displays. The NYK Maritime Museum widely introduces the history of marine vessels along with the history of Nippon Yusen as a company. (NYK stands for Nippon Yusen Kaisha, a shipping company.)

The NYK Maritime Museum introduces the history of Japanese maritime transportation from its beginning to the present mainly by using videos. The permanent exhibits are materials such as photographs that captured historical turning points, pamphlets of luxury liners from the early Showa period (1926 – 1989), the silverware that was used for the onboard dinner, and models of ships. Each of these items tells its stories. You can see Japan's pathway to modernization from the viewpoint of maritime history and the history of Nippon Yusen, which had established a status as the world's leading shipping company during the turbulent times. There is a rest area where you can sit down, relax, and look at the displays and an orientation room whose walls are covered with pictures of 800 ships owned by Nippon Yusen (NYK) and 1,500 maritime-related books that are accessible to the visitors. At the museum shop are sold original goods including the popular passenger ship Asuka-related merchandise. It is a two-minute walk from the Minato Mirai Line Basha-michi Station. It is also within walking distance from the JR Negishi Line Sakuragi-cho Station or the Kan’nai Station.


  • Address

    3-9, Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 231-0002

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  • Nearest Station
    Bashamichi Station
    ・ Minatomirai Line
    Exit 6
    2 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Opens on national holidays and closes on the next day; possibility of temporary closures