Favourite shopping street for most people I sailed with when visiting Japan. Everyone knew where it was and what was available there. I have purchaed a Yamaha guitar, a couple of transistor radios, silks and Mikimoto pearls plus much more that I can't remember.
5023 Hikawa Maru, Yokohama, 30042013
The 11,622 GRT Hikawa Maru was built in 1929 by Yokohama Dock Co. yard #177; for the Nippon Yusen KK line, Tokyo.
Length 163.3m (536ft)
Beam 20.1m (66ft)
Gross tonnage 11,622 tons
Engine Burmeister & Wain diesel
Propulsion Twin screws
Some of the crew heading ashore from GLYNTAF anchored off Yokohama 1966. Ch Steward wearing dark suit standing, plus some of the catering crew and two deck apprentices sitting top left.
Wasn't there a name we gave these boats, I can't remember?