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Yamato Museum

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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Great day trip from Hiroshima

We caught the rapid train to Kure to visit the Yamato museum. It was easy to find and inexpensive. English audio guide was free, always a good help for younger kids. The museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the rapid train to Kure to visit the Yamato museum. It was easy to find and inexpensive. English audio guide was free, always a good help for younger kids. The museum is great and provides a history of Kure and of their maritime history. Great replica of the Yamato and salvaged wreckage. Also a Mitsubishi Zero plane. There... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole well presented exhibition space is focussed on the scale model of the Yamato which was the most important vessel in the WW2 Japanese fleet. Lots of information in English but much more if you can understand Japanese.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is really well done. They mix the technology of shipbuilding and the advances made by the Kure arsenal with poignant human stories and an incredible collection of personal artifacts from the crew, much in the form of letters, knowing the likely outcome. Went here with my 13 y.o. son and it was almost more sobering in many ways... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

家族とお友達と一緒に行って楽しかった! 子供が遊べるスペースがあって、子供たちが喜びました。良かったです。楽しくて、写真撮るのを忘れました😂 Went with my family and friends, it was great! There is a space for kids to play, my kids was really happy and had fun. We had so fun that forget to take pictures at kids space😂

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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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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