Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aboard the Kanko Maru

The brochure at Huis ten Bosch states that the Kanko Maru will give riders a first hand taste of sailing on an Edo-era ship. It was fun, but I wasn't exactly transported in time.
For 800-yen (500-yen with the annual pass), you get a 35-minute trip out and back from the Free Zone area at Huis ten Bosch. Shortly after leaving the dock, the boat's crew will open up the bow area for guests 4 and up to scale up and and back down. The first picture on this post is a view from the top.
I would advise flat shoes for this. You have to balance on a rope to get to the top.
Don't worry, there's a net to catch you if you fall. The net won't catch your camera though. I had a death grip on mine.
Coming back in. Below deck there are several displays relating to the original Kanko Maru's history. There's also a coin machine where you can engrave your name and the date you visited.

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