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Yamato Museum

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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Excellent exhibits about Japan's naval history. For the kids (and young a heart) nice hands-on exhibits on the top floor about ship building. My second time there and will go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits about Japan's naval history. For the kids (and young a heart) nice hands-on exhibits on the top floor about ship building. My second time there and will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, its a place to know more about surviving under the sea while the country is at war! History of making warships and also this museum show the life of soldiers. Its not free and it will take you an hour to tour the area. I love this museum its very historical!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Half an hour by train from Hiroshima is Kure and the Yamato Museum. Devoted mainly to the naval history of this Japanese battleship, the museum has many great exhibits including a 1/10 scale model of the Yamato, a Zero fighter plane and more. There is some English information and there is also an audio guide (though we didn't use it).... More 

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Rindal Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see if you are in the area. A great display of naval technology, historic artifacts and models. Only downside is that most info is in japanese. The english bit is very limited.. So you go there for the visual bit

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Thank vangeav
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A great experience and shows the beautiful lines of a truely awesome machine. The history section is very informative and the shop has a good range of model kits if you are looking for one. Prices are as good or better than some of the Tokyo model shops.

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Kanimbla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

As a 30 year military veteran of the Australian Navy I am always interested in Naval history. Having the opportunity to visit such a wonderful place full of Naval significance was such an honour. The museum caters for self guided tours with language specific headsets. You can therefore walk through the exhibition at your own pace, the scale replica of... More 

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Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My second trip to the Yamote Museum in Kure proved to be as interesting as the first. Partly I chose to return because of the rain, but also it is useful to look again at the exhibits and see things the second time around I didn't see initally. Transport from Hiroshima station is easy with rapid trains each half hour... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum has a little for everyone, but more for the Japanese speaker. Located in the JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force - ie, Navy) town of Kure, the Yamato Museum tells not just the story of the greatest battleship ever built, but also the story of how the city of Kure developed in conjunction with the Japanese Navy. The center... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

^ | Don't bother getting the listening guide doesn't give you any more information then the limited English information written down On the up side the exhibition is fantastic

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State of Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Visitors can see the japanese navy development since before First war and the end of prestigious navy army at end of Second war. You can see the famous Zero airplane -real- and a japanese submarine. The Yamato museum is located in a cosy place not so far from Hiroshima by train. The facilities are very modern and brand new. English... More 

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