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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 823-25-3017
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1/100 Yamato Model

Kure was a very important navel city before WWII, 133 warships were built there. Many models are displayed including a 1/100 battleship Yamato!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kure was a very important navel city before WWII, 133 warships were built there. Many models are displayed including a 1/100 battleship Yamato!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not very large, but does give a concise history of shipbuilding in Kure, obviously leading up to the Yamato - of which there is quite an excellent series of exhibits, Given the timing of the visit, there was a major element of the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 (which didn't have an english version of the tour... More 

Thank Phil D
Newcastle, Australia
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90 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have liked ships in general my whole life including naval history. This museum is a must see. It focuses mainly on the technological expertise on ship building. It does not glorify the war but does have several large scale models of Japanese warships in intricate detail. They really are impressive. It is a part of history regardless of ones... More 

Thank Brisbane41
Hiroshima, Japan
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55 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is solely dedicated for the history of Yamato and WWII. This is the only place where this many displays of Yamato are at one place. If you like history, especially WWII, you like this place. Also, the 1/10 of Yamato inside the museum is must-see. Not far from the city of Hiroshima, so please visit when you come... More 

Thank Katsumon
Pico Rivera, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One of the best museum I have visited in Japan. Very affordable price 500 yen (approximately 4.50 USD). Free audio guides in English, Korean. You can also visit for free the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) which exhibit a real submarine among other features of the Japanese Naval Forces. Easy access from Hiroshima by car, train or bus.

Thank Cristino M
Draper, Utah
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Remember this is Japan, and this is a Japanese museum! The information was all in Japanese, not that I minded, we looked at the displays of the ships, and enjoyed the craftsmanship of the work that went into making the models. As we have travel about Japan, we are getting a wonderful education into how the culture thinks, acts and... More 

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Lindsay, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This museum, the Kure Maritime Museum, or commonly called the "Yamato Museum", is an overlooked treasure. The only drawback is the museum is pretty much entirely in Japanese. Of course the static displays need no explanation, which is why any English review will focus on them. The incredible historical displays present the current accepted views why the Pacific War shaped... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

While the centerpiece of the museum is the 1/10 scale miniature of the Battleship Yamato, it is just one part of the overall presentation about the history of Kure City and Japan's naval engineering. The exhibits cover not only the WWII years, but also early industrial period, post-war reconstruction, and current maritime technologies. Besides the Yamato, there are numerous models... More 

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Kure, Japan
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A lot of effort has gone into the presentation of the Yamato Museum. The scale replica of the most famous Japanese warship is really well made and gives you a good idea of the scale of the ship. I thought the museum was a good fit for people interested in WW2 Japanese naval vessels and engineering. Although it was slightly... More 

Thank Tom C
Bangkok, Thailand
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was a side trip from Hiroshima as we spent 3 days and 2 nights there.We came across this place by chance as we saw the pamphlet in the hotel that we stayed and the hotel staff kindly help us how to get here. Just 30 minute train ride from Hiroshima and you can use sky walk from Kure train... More 

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