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JMSDF Kure Museum

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Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Submarines 101

You will learn a lot about what they can do in peace and war. It is free to go in and there seem to be plenty of volunteers directing you on the route through the museum which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You will learn a lot about what they can do in peace and war. It is free to go in and there seem to be plenty of volunteers directing you on the route through the museum which eventually has you inside the submarine that towered over you as you entered the building. Very easy to get there from the JR... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

自衛隊が大好きなお友達も一緒に、皆喜んでいました。入場が無料。3階にユニフォームを着て写真が撮れるみたいだけど、気づかず撮れませんでしたのが残念だった。そこは見逃さないでね! Went with my family anda friends that love places like this. The entrance was free! At the third floor they have a space to take picture with uniforme, unfortunately I missed and we didn't take picture 😞 so don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Wonderful experience to be able to hands and visit the submarine in real life and to be able to feel what it is like to be in a submarine. Cool stuffs inside and nice photo booth as well to put on the NAvy uniform !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Right across the street from the Yamato Museum, this amazingly positioned submarine is just part of the museum for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (it's currently the world's 5th largest naval force). The museum covers the modern era of the JMSDF with exhibits about sea mine clearing & protecting merchant shipping from piracy. It also plays a role as providing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ok if you want to see the inside of a sub. There's a mua attached which is where you spend most of your time. It's free. Take the Kure line from Hiroshima station. 500 yen one way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice exhibits about Japan's maritime military force. Fascinating information and hardware about mine clearing. Walk through part of a submarine, take a seat in the pilot's chair. Well done. My second time there and I'll go back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to know more about submarine. Its free and the staff are really friendly and kind. It also shows about the life of submarine and also mines that protects the countryduring the war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The JMSDF Museum is located next to the Yamato battleship museum (go here too) and is difficult to miss considering the real submarine set outside it. The sub is also part of the museum as you can tour some of the inside of the vessel and see what actual conditions are like inside a sub. The remainder of the museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Free to enter museum. Its pretty cool to be able to walk inside a actual submarine. Highly reconmended even if most info is in japanese

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A great place to visit. The walk through of the submarine is the highlight of the tour. If you are the traveling type, it is good to contrast this with the U505 in Chigaco or the USS Pampanito in San Francisco and see what 70 years of technology has done. Also make sure you go to the little cafe between... More 

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