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JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Under The Sea

My wife and I visited this free Museum on January 12, 2018. The experience of getting inside a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter Kam Fai C
Hong Kong, China
via mobile

The museum is quite small and most of the text is in Japanese. Also only a small part of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen M
via mobile
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5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this free Museum on January 12, 2018. The experience of getting inside a decommissioned submarine to try its periscope to look into the Hiroshima Bay was unforgettable. The sonar sounds suggested that many frightful things can happen under the sea!

Thank Peter Kam Fai C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite small and most of the text is in Japanese. Also only a small part of the submarine was open to visitors. However the museum is free and it kept me occupied for about 30 minutes.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Think - free entrance and you can enter to a real submarine and see life of people their, you can even lay on real submarine bed and go to bridge and sit at the steering wheel and imagine how it would be to maneuver with...More

Thank Milan M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

About 30minutes is enough to see all. Informative information about mine sweeping was interesting and you can see inisde of Submarine, free of charge. highly recommendable.

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is free entry. You get to see the history of mine sweeping operations around Japan. And you get to go inside a modern submarine. Small museum. Well put together. Not very much in English but relatively easy to understand.

Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The JMSDF Museum at Kure exhibits the Submarine and minesweeper from the Navy and is run by the SDF - Self Defense force. There are many displays in the museum and information and pictorial representation of the marine technologies especially mine sweeping. This is located...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum is run by a Self Defence Force. It is free. I think they forcus on submaine and minesweeper. You become knowing Japanese highly advnced minesweep tratment and histoy. We have to know these kinds of fact more than before. Also you can eat...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This museum is exhibits technology of minesweeping and submarine. You can also see the inside of the submarine. The location is near with Kure station and right beside Youme Town Mall.

Thank Adi K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Located just over the road from the Yamato museum, this free to enter museum has interesting displays on Japanese submarines and the development of minesweepers from WW2 though to modern day. Not a lot of English but easy enough to make out the displays. You...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Interesting museum giving insight in to post-war mine sweeping around Japan with explaining videos, examples of mines and mine sweeping techniques, and also including walk inside a military submarine which is a "must see" for people interested in world war and history. Most important texts...More

Thank Tomáš B
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Ronald S
24 February 2015|
Response from NerdOnTour |
Hi Ronald, the Submarine itself is free to visit and is open from 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM). It's open everyday except Tuesday (or day after if Tuesday is bank holiday). All the info is in Japanese on PDF on... More