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Yamato Museum

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Must Visit for Fans of Japanese Naval Warships

The might and splendor of the battleship Yamato was shown as well as how it was brought down by the... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Taguig City, Philippines
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The Second museum but first amongst tourists

It's more than just about a ship, even tho there is a focus on the ship and its sister. It's... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Darubah .
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The might and splendor of the battleship Yamato was shown as well as how it was brought down by the night of air power! It was awesome and so very informative. Don’t forget to check out the exhibits room with the Japanese Zero Fighter and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

It's more than just about a ship, even tho there is a focus on the ship and its sister. It's inexpensive (the other one's even free), and i recommend visiting both. It goes quite a bit into Kures naval history wich i found very interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darubah .
Reviewed September 17, 2018

While the large Yamato model is the centerpiece for the musuem, there are some very informative exhibits surrounding the model. These exhibits give details on the modernization of the Japanese navy prior to WW2, and the story of the Yamato up until it's sinking at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank captain801
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were drawn to this place due to the legacy of the Yamato battleship, and mainly for the model. The model itself is impressive, but would not justify the 500 yens fee in any way. There is, however, much more to see in the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Features and highlights The Yamato Ship a Japanese Battleship. The Museum featured many models of various vessels used in the wars. There was also artefacts retrieved from sunken vessels., inclusive of a handwritten note from a seamen lost at sea. It was an awesome and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liz Y
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The place is awesome, to see the Yamato in 1:10 Scale, you can image the size of that thing. Like all Japanese museums, are not made for foreigners, explanations lack of depth, and you can tell that there is more to say, although in Japanese...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Andres B
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The Yamato Museum takes you back to the days when the Yamato was the largest battleship to patrol the seas. The scale models are interesting and kids, especially boys, like it (at least that has been our experience). If you go to Kure and have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brent H
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We visited this museum when we visited our son and his family-stationed in Japan at the time. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. They have headsets for non-Japanese speaking visitors to wear that tell you most of what you see throughout the museum. The scale-model replica...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Having visited the nearby free Museum featuring a real-sized giant submarine, my wife and I also visited this pay Museum on January 12, 2018. Although the staff service and facilities were not bad, my wife was particularly disappointed to see just a 90% shrink-sized fake...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Great museum, great model of the Great battleship! I do recommend the museum little English descriptions but enough to allow you to enjoy the items of the past.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Rodney H
February 7, 2018|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
It is closed every Tuesday.If the day is a holiday, it will be opened and the next day i.e. Wednesday will be closed.
Bryan M
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
I did not understand what you were talking about so I checked the Yamato Museum on line shopping site and knew that the calendar is available at Yen1,080 but they will send it only to a local address(not overseas) at Yen600... More
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Maria T
Nagoya, Japan
Thoughts on final itinerary? (0 Replies)
My itinerary is finally complete and I’d like to hear your opinions before considering it settled! Have in mind I won’t be taking any shinkansen, only local trains, and I’m mostly hiking instead of taking ropeways up mountains because of money. Fri 24 June) Arrival late at Hiroshima Airport, go to hostel and basically sleep. Sat 25 June) HIROSHIMA (Peace Memorial Museum, Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima hypocenter, Shukkuen, Hiroshima Castle, Atomic Bomb Dome, Honkawa Elementary School )....More
April 08, 2016|
Pleasanton, California
Yamato Museum: Need help to go there... (4 Replies)
Hello Hiroshima Experts, Can anyone give me detail instruction how to go to Yamato Museum from Hiroshima JR station please? Thank you very much.
June 01, 2014|
Response fromSeohyun|
Hello William12. Thank you for your reply. I did check the Yamato Museum web page you referred before. It mentioned that a bus ride is needed from the Kure JR station to the museum. So I was confused where I can take the bus. Based on the information you provided, it seems that it is a walking distance from the Kure JR station to the museum. So I guess I can just walk from the JR station to the museum then. Thank you for your confirmation.
Singapore, Singapore
Is Yamato Museum open on 30 or 31 dec 2014? (5 Replies)
Is Yamato Museum open on 30 or 31 Dec 2014? Tks
December 05, 2014|
Response fromHiromi K|
Their official website in Japanese says, yes