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Yamato Museum

5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-25-3017
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More than just about the Yamato

The museum gives you historical information about Japan's naval history and the ship building in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Yamato Museum @ Kure

Kure is majorly a Naval facility town in Hiroshima prefecture. It is accessible from the JR... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“scale model” (14 reviews)
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5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-25-3017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum gives you historical information about Japan's naval history and the ship building in Kure. The central model is very interesting. The displays and the audio guide gave good information. Not a lot of depth to the audio tour. I found it very helpful...More

Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kure is majorly a Naval facility town in Hiroshima prefecture. It is accessible from the JR Hiroshima station on a train ride of about 40 minutes. Kure used to be a very important and large ship building facility and currently has 2 major naval museums...More

1  Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Need at least 2 hours to get a good look around this. Plenty to see and their website is very good. Sub titles in English. Use JR pass to get from Hiroshima to Kure stop and five minute walk.

2  Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We used our Japan rail passes to take the local train from Hiroshima to Kure to visit this museum. Kure was a major Japanese ship building location and naval facility and the museum details this history. The Yamato battleship was built in Kure and was...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The museum includes a historical summary of the second world war with focus on Japan navy, many small models of ships of all categories, 1:10 model of Yamato battleship, cinema presenting wreckage of Yamato at the bottom of the ocean, and exposition of shells, Zero...More

Thank Tomáš B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We went with our 6 and 4 year olds and visited the permanent and special exhibitions. The special is mostly in Japanese with some English captions (no audio guide) and wasn't so interesting. The permanent exhibition has an audio guide and english captions (limited) and...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went to this museum from Hiroshima by train, it's a good for a half-day trip. Not everything is in English, but there is enough to see. It's easy to find from the train station.

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very informative displays of naval and aviation artifacts, to include the Zero fighter plane and several versions of historical naval weapons.

Thank eikoklee
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The museum is well worth a visit - the 1/10 scale model of the Yamato is a huge centrepiece. (Apparently there is also a lot of internal detail, such as the engines, inside the superstructure and more, but it's not visible.) The other exhibits are...More

Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The museum provides another view of WWII. It shows technology and the sacrifice of Japanese at that time. The exhibition is quite complete. You can get an audio in English that explains each object as you move along. Opposite the museum, you can find a...More

Thank WWsong
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Response from Jet Age Explora A | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how big your bag is. I wasn't looking for any bag drop offs/cloakrooms so really don't know.