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JMSDF Kure Museum

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Naval town

One of two museum dedicated to the maritime history of Kure. It's inexpensive since one is free and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Darubah .
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A must-see if you are in Kure: free museum, more than you expect in it.

This museum is free so, if you spend some time in Kure, you definitely want to go there. It's at a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

One of two museum dedicated to the maritime history of Kure. It's inexpensive since one is free and the other cheap. They're both very informative with a great span including both specific and general things in regards to Kures history and the naval tradition of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darubah .
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This museum is free so, if you spend some time in Kure, you definitely want to go there. It's at a ten minutes walk from the station, and extremely well indicated. It also complements well a visit of the neighboring Yamato museum. The main focus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QF17
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Included in your pass to the Yamato Museum as an add on, definitely worth taking the time to visit. You can experience what it feels like to live and walk in a submarine. Able to view the cockpit, sleeping quarters, dining area etc

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liz Y
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We enjoyed visiting this museum. Our grandson was so fascinated with the subs! There is multiple floors with lots to see.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were going to the nearby Maritime Museum but got side tracked by the sight of this huge submarine. Just near the railway station it really is a "must see". Entry is absolutely free including the tour of the submarine and there is a mass...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MichaelN779
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is an ideal next stop after visiting the adjacent Yamato Museum. There is no entrance fee and it appears tailored more to a Japanese audience. One must understand that Kure is the Center of Japanese maritime military activities so the museum functions as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank magach7
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Walk through three levels of the museum telling you about minesweeping operations, then walk through a decommissioned military submarine.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank duhness
Reviewed 3 February 2018 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!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PeterKamFaiC
Reviewed 21 January 2018 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DuvalChevalier
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Milan M
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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