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Kaiomaru Park in Toyama exhibits the sailing ship called the "Lady of the Sea," exactly as it was. This ship been in active service until 1989. The park has not only the exhibits to be seen but also experience-oriented programs to participate in, such as a rowing boat class that a professional sailor teaches and a stay-over program wherein you can sleep in a cabin of Kaiomaru. It is lit up at night, and the park gets surrounded in such a romantic atmosphere to be recognized as a sacred place for lovers. Around the park, there is a bird park, community square with an athletic facility, and a place for a picnic.
- 8 Kaiomachi, Imizu-shi, Toyama
- Contact No.
- 5-minute walk from Kaiomaru Station on Manyou Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Kaiomaru Inboard Opening Hours: 9:30-17:00 (-18:00 in Summer / -16:00 in Winter)
Light up: After Dark-22:00
Closed: Wednesday (If a holiday, the next day), Dec 29-Jan 3
Check the details on the official website, because the inboard hours are subject to change depending on the season; also closed upon ship maintenance.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission to Kaiomaru: 400 yen for Adults (incl. Senior High School Students), 200 yen for Elementary and Junior High School Students, 500 yen for Family (1 Adult and 1 Elementary or Jr. High Student), Free of Charge for Preschoolers
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
A Must to See the Lady Decked Out in Full Sail
Since its launch in 1930, Kaiomaru was estimated to have sailed the distance of 50 globe trips for 59 years. She retired in 1989, and since the next year, 1990, she has become an exhibit to be conserved. Events are held 10 times a year and she gets decked up in 29 canvases, which is called "Sohantenpan" in Japanese. You can see a magnificent sight of Kaiomaru.
Enjoy As If You Were a Navigation Master
In a cabin, the view from the topmast, such as 3-dimentional images on the floor and the panorama picture on the whole wall has been recreated, so that you can feel as if you were sailing on Kaiomaru. You can also enter the cockpit and use the binocular telescope, the speaking tube, and other sailing devices like an actual navigator.
Japan Sea Center
Japan Sea Center in the park exhibits the models and pictures of vessels from around the world, and you can learn about seas, ports, and ships. There is a cafe where you can have a tea break and enjoy the views of Toyama's proud Tateyama Mountain Range, as well as the Kaiomaru's view.
Power Spot for Love: Time Bell on Kaiomaru
It is much-talked-about that ringing the "Time Bell" at Kaiomaru's stern brings you happiness. Because Kaiomaru was born on Valentine's Day, many couples are seen ringing the bell of happiness.
Fantastic Light Up
Every night in the park, after dark till 10 o'clock, Kaiomaru is illuminated with 400 LED lights and lit-up by 21 big LED lights, which looks fantastic, quite different from during the day! Why don't you take a commemorative picture of it with the background of Shinminato Bridge which is also lit up?
Shinminato Sightseeing Cruise to View Kaiomaru from the Sea
Sightseeing boats set off from Kaiomaru Park. Toyama Shinminato Course where you can see Kaiomaru from the sea and Uchikawa Course to go along on the river to view the various unique bridges over the Uchikawa that runs through the city. On Toyama Shinminato Course, you will feel the sea breeze and may be able to interact with seagulls.