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Yamato Museum

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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 823-25-3017
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A thorough and thoughtfully crafted museum

More than just the famed battleship Yamato, this museum hosts a large array of World War 2 content that is presented in an entirely objective manner. It does not glorify the lives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

More than just the famed battleship Yamato, this museum hosts a large array of World War 2 content that is presented in an entirely objective manner. It does not glorify the lives of Japanese sailors, nor does it play down the brutalities of war. What it does in spades is revisit the history of Japan's shipbuilding prowess. It takes you... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you like naval history and want to learn more about Japan in WW2 then you need to visit this museum! The Yamato is easy to get to from Hiroshima, you can get a direct “metro” all the way round the coast to Kure where the museum is based. It’s a very long ride buyt it’s a nice view along... More 

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Jajpur, India
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19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The museum has 1:10 model of Yamato battleship on ground floor. It has very detailed information on Japanese warfare machines used during WW2 and also on ship-building. Also has some details on history of Kure city. Very good view just outside the museum, if you are lucky, you can spot some ships as well. Tip: If you go to Yamato... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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112 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Yamato Museum exhibited the history of Kure marine habour, display of warplanes, unveiled the design and building plan of Yamato which was built in 1941 carrying 2500 persons, and the most powerful bombs at that time (780 m/sec). Access: Turn right after exit from JR Kure train on 2/F (don’t go downstairs, unless you need to catch a bus or... More 

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Sydney
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45 helpful votes 45 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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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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125 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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Newport
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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