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Yamato Museum

Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although this is a marine and naval museum, there is very good coverage and treatment of Japan's involvement in World War II from the Japanese view. Treatment of the Pacific War is straightforward and without bias and framed in the context of the town of Kure where naval ships were built. The feature of the museum is a one tenth... More 

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208 reviews 208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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98 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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323 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
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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