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Yamato Museum

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'Wow' factor presented by this impressive 86ft. long model!

Having recently visited Okinawa and learnt about the sinking of the Japanese Battleship "Yamato... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
Ulsan, South Korea

Interesting presentation of the Yamato and the WW2 from a Japanese point of view. Was a good place... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
Biel, Switzerland
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5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Having recently visited Okinawa and learnt about the sinking of the Japanese Battleship "Yamato" during WWII, I was sufficiently interested in visiting the Yamato Museum that I deviated from my route to Hiroshima to take in Kure. Even though the exhibit is only a 1/10th...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Interesting presentation of the Yamato and the WW2 from a Japanese point of view. Was a good place to visit while waiting our ferry in Kure to Matsuyama.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Swiss_mad
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Fabulous museum with lots of history and real artifacts from the wreck. Only issue is all displays and tours ate only in Japanese. Souvenir shop is really nice!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Interesting museum but it is a real pity that there is not more of an explanation in English. The museum has a lot of exhibits including ships,planes and submarines. The museum gives an insight into the once bustling naval port,ship building and also the involvement...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WelshLorna
Reviewed March 18, 2019

The big displays (the battleship, the planes, torpedoes etc get you in but I found the information about the backgound to the wars and the development of Kure in this build up really well done. I learned a lot. The staff were very welcoming and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Excellent museum. A short walk clearly signposted from Kure train station. If you like your WW1/2 history and think you might enjoy this I don't reckon you'll be disappointed. I can't read or speak Japanese, but still managed to spend over 3 hours poring over...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

If you are into ships & I must say VERY LARGE SHIPS, this is a MUST-see. It has everything from ships, to planes to even submarines. I LOVED this place so much, I went back for a second day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Solomon W
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Husband is a war history buff and found this a really interesting museum. Certainly the reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and the English audio was very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Whilst a large amount of the information is in Japanese, there is sufficient in English and there is an app as well. The model of the Yamato is superb. It gives a very good insight into the area growth, decline and growth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AUKeith
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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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