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JMSDF Kure Museum

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Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 823-22-0906
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As previously reported, the Museum provides a good counterpoint to the Yamato Museum next door, in showing the peacekeeping and self-defense focus of the present day Japanese... read more

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

As previously reported, the Museum provides a good counterpoint to the Yamato Museum next door, in showing the peacekeeping and self-defense focus of the present day Japanese Navy. Many displays on mine-sweeping, the growth of Japan's post-war submarine fleet, life aboard a submarine, and the ability to go aboard an actual submarine next to the building. There is a small... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best parts of this museum is that you can get on a submarine that is attached to the museum. Also, the volunteers/workers there are super super helpful when we have questions. It is free admission, and it provides information on what submariners do/did, which are often not so well known in our everyday life. If you are... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Upon arriving in Kure you immediately see a huge submarine in the middle of the town, this is the Akashio and star attraction of the Kure JMSDF museum! The museum is very 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... More 

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Jajpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum is actually a real submarine where you can go inside the submarine and feel what's inside. You can see the real operating panel, view through the periscope, the captain's cabin, the rest room, well, about everything! Don't miss it if you are in Hiroshima Prefecture. Added advantage is, just in front of this museum, you have Yamato museum... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Exhibits of mine sweeping force and submarines evolution. You could visit the real submarine through 3/F to view the interior compartments and try the helmsman seating and periscope which was observing the harbour in real time. Took some souvenir pictures with the marine uniform for free and postcard was given as gifts. Access: Turn right after exit from JR Kure... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This museum is one of two marine museums in Kure, a major shipbuilding centre. This one features a real submarine - you can't miss it. A short and well signposted walk from the station, the entry is a little hand to find. It's on street level opposite the Yamoto Museum. The museum features a comprehensive coverage of Japanese minesweeper and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hard to turn this one down...completely free entrance with lots of exhibits and signs that are also in English. Very friendly staff and you get to tour the inside of a modern submarine as part of the exhibit!

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

You can go to this museum which is located just next to Yamato Museum for free. What I felt as the most interesting part of this museum is that you can see daily life of sailors inside a submarine. What they eat, how they sleep, and you can even try to get in to their tiny beds. You can also... More 

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

Fighting against mines is the main topic of this Museum. And it is well treated with due translations in English. But the visit to the sub is an unique experience.

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Suita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The submarine stands out but I did not feel that it would be the most important part of the exhibition. The JMSDF museum, especially after visiting the Yamato museum close by, is a great picture of how Japan changed after the world war and how peacekeeping can be a hard work. Especially fascinating are the exhibitions about the contemporary mineclearing... More 

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