We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

JMSDF Kure Museum

Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture 737-0029, Japan
Phone Number: +81 823-22-0906
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Kure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums

Hotels near JMSDF Kure Museum

Write a Review

129 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
84 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tokyo, Japan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
rio de janeiro
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
81 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Suita, Japan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Banora Point, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
504 reviews 504 reviews
318 attraction reviews
591 helpful votes 591 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blue Mountains
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Upstate NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Summerville, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed JMSDF Kure Museum also viewed

Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture
Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture
Etajima, Hiroshima Prefecture

Been to JMSDF Kure Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from JMSDF Kure Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?