2017年05月22日

'Seikan Renrakusen' meaning the railway ferry operating on the Tsugaru Strait between Aomori City and Hakodate City discontinued its navigation in 1988.

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Seikan Renrakusen connecting Honshu main island and Hokkaido island went into service in 1908. It reached the golden age in 1972 making 30 round-trips a day though, the number of passengers and the quantity of freight gradually decreased thereafter due to the development of air transportation as well as the long distance ferry from Tokyo direct to Hokkaido. The completion of the 'Seikan Tunnel' running between the two islands terminated 80 year old Seikan Renrakusen in 1988. Two ferryboats are preserved for display purpose in Aomori Port and Hakodate Port respectively. The two pictures show the maneuvering room and freight room for railway vehicles of 'Hakkoda-Maru' ferryboat open to the public in Aomori Port.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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