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JMSDF Kure Museum

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Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 823-21-6111
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No admission fee, real size submarine!

5 minutes away from the JR station. No admission fee to visit and a real size submarine for you to explore!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 minutes away from the JR station. No admission fee to visit and a real size submarine for you to explore!

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

The free entrance Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) museum 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
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Thank Khyron82
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Niameow
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

2 Thank PhilG8
Jajpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

2 Thank Ambarish_Ambuj
Hong Kong, China
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255 reviews
133 attraction reviews
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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 

3 Thank GGHolliday
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72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank Andrew Q
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325 reviews
142 attraction reviews
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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!

4 Thank MrPKI
Tokyo, Japan
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

4 Thank tokyo83

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