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Yamato Museum

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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 823-25-3017
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One historical museum to visit and not to be miss!

Great historical place to visit and learn the past of the Yamato. Very nicely done up museum with all the great exhibits and artifacts as well. There is also a tour if needed

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
shahrulayun
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Singapore, Singapore
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed nearby at the Comfort Hotel so went to the Yamato Museum for a couple of hours. I have some decent knowledge of WWII and Yamato prior to going so I understood most of the exhibits. Beside the well-known 1:10 model of the Yamato, there were many photos and authentic objects from the sailors and builders of the ship. There... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historical place to visit and learn the past of the Yamato. Very nicely done up museum with all the great exhibits and artifacts as well. There is also a tour if needed

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Labrador, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The biggest battleship ever built worldwide was the Yamato, which was assembled in the naval docks almost right next to the museum. We came to the museum via ferry boat from Hiroshima Port & returned on a local JR train service (Kure Station is an easy 10-minute walk away on an elevated concourse). Entry fee is reasonable, you do get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A great Museum if your interested in war stuff. A lot of stuff is written in Japanese but you can still follow the gist. Recommended

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Murcia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is small and offers barely any information in English. Audio guides are available in Shakespeare's tongue but for the most part they just repeat the couple of phrases available on the panels, also after each audio segment you will be exhorted to follow the signaled route which is funny at the beginning but it grows old pretty quick.... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent exhibits about Japan's naval history. For the kids (and young a heart) nice hands-on exhibits on the top floor about ship building. My second time there and will go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, its a place to know more about surviving under the sea while the country is at war! History of making warships and also this museum show the life of soldiers. Its not free and it will take you an hour to tour the area. I love this museum its very historical!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Half an hour by train from Hiroshima is Kure and the Yamato Museum. Devoted mainly to the naval history of this Japanese battleship, the museum has many great exhibits including a 1/10 scale model of the Yamato, a Zero fighter plane and more. There is some English information and there is also an audio guide (though we didn't use it).... More 

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Rindal Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see if you are in the area. A great display of naval technology, historic artifacts and models. Only downside is that most info is in japanese. The english bit is very limited.. So you go there for the visual bit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A great experience and shows the beautiful lines of a truely awesome machine. The history section is very informative and the shop has a good range of model kits if you are looking for one. Prices are as good or better than some of the Tokyo model shops.

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