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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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Great time inside the huge Akashio submarine!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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USA
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Banora Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A visit inside the only submarine on display in Japan. It's located next to the Yamato Museum and entry is free. This museum covers other aspects of the IJN with a focus on submariners. We'll worth a look. An improvement for foreign visitors would be to expand the descriptions that accompany the displays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited this museum as a day trip from Hiroshima. It has interesting exhibitions on Minesweeping and Submarines, however, the content of the exhibitions where not very interactive or detailed.

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Address: Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 823-22-0906
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Kure

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