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JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture 737-0029, Japan
+81 823-22-0906
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Kure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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USA
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191 reviews 191 reviews
84 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
66 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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282 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were visiting Hiroshima and learned of this museum from an advert on one of those free tourist maps. Its an easy 30 odd min train journey from Hiroshima - the museum is an easy 5 mins from the railway station (well signposted) along a raised walkway. You can't miss the place - there is a massive Submarine outside. The... More

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Blue Mountains
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is an entirely separate museum, one of several Navy museums dotted around Japan. Each museum specialises and displays aspects of modern naval warfare operations as practised by the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). Kure’s three-level museum showcases undersea warfare and naval mine warfare. The main feature, an extraordinary mounted submarine called the Akishio, was retired some time ago.... More

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The museum is free and covers the mine sweeping and submarine missions of the JMSDF. At the end of the tour of the displays you can go through an actual submarine. Closed on Tuesday.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

Across the street from Kure's Yamato Museum is the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force's submarine museum. The three-story building, filled with fascinating displays, is dwarfed by the submarine Akishio, which is on a cradle in front of it. You can enter and tour part of the sub from the museum's third floor. Lots of hands-on exhibits make this one of... More

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