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Yamato Museum

5-20 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture 737-0029, Japan
+81 823-25-3017
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Kure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It is only a 30 minute train ride from Hiroshima station to visit the naval museums in Kure. They are only a 10 minute walk from the station and only 500 yen for entrance and an English audio guide. A lot of battleship and naval history and is a very pleasant military related museum. Highly recommended if that is an... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Yes, it's famour for its 1/10 scale Yamato warship model, but you can also see aircraft and torpedoes used during the war. The architecture of the building was also fascinating, huge windows allow you to see the seaside of Kure with huge ships. Don't forget to take picture of submarine that became a museum from terrace outside.

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rio de janeiro
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69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

40 mn from Hiroshima, a very interesting museum about This ship, with many information on Japanese Navy during WWII. Lack of translation is on purpose. It is obvious that the museum aims to deal with "domestic trauma". Foreigners are welcome, but not so much. And this makes the Museum even more interesting. Visit to the Submarine on the other side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Navy ships in the harbour and a major ship building facility. Musuem was not crowded unlike many other attractions in Hiroshima. Platform 3 from Hiroshima station and about a 5 min well sigh posted walk.

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Banora Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Not only did the museum cover the history of the Yamato from conception to its demise but the museum also covers aspects of Kure history. During our visit my mum recalled that at her school, they had the school windows that overlooked the ship yard blackened out so that no one could see what was being constructed in the yard,... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I`ve been to the museum twice and each time there is more to see. I have a special interest in the ship as my step-father was in one of the American submarines that discovered YAMATO as she headed south to Okinawa. That sighting report set into action the ultimate destruction of the ship and many of the crew. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited this museum to see the 1/10 scale model of the Yamato, one of the largest Battleships ever built. However, it would be a disservice to the museum to limit it to just that. Much of the museum is dedicated to the history of Kure, and by extension, the Imperial Japanese Navy. The exhibitions trace the growth of Kure... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We discovered this museum while visiting Hiroshima. Getting here from Hiroshima by rail is easy - 30 odd min trip to Kure station then the museum is well signposted (Head for the JMSDF museum with the Submarine and the Yamato museum is across the road). The highlight of the museum is the one tenth model of the Yamato battleship (Big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I went to visit this museum as part of the package tour to Hiroshima that I purchased. I didn't expect too much in the beginning but when getting there I totally agree with other reviewers. This is a must-visit site for military or naval enthusiast. Although we need to walk from Kure Station but the sign is very clear. Just... More

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Blue Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you are a military or naval enthusiast than this probably is a very worthwhile side trip while visiting Hiroshima. The Yamato Museum is an awesome expose of the life and death of the mighty Japanese battleship during WW2. It also includes lots of Japanese naval history to provide background and context to the Yamato displays. It’s a 30 minute... More

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