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Yamato Museum

5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-25-3017
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Lost Glory

Having visited the nearby free Museum featuring a real-sized giant submarine, my wife and I also... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Peter Kam Fai C
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Hong Kong, China
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Great Scaled Model of a Gigantic Battleship

Great museum, great model of the Great battleship! I do recommend the museum little English... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Don M
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5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 823-25-3017
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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

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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.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and gives you a different perspective of WW ll. About casualties from other side who were also people and seeing and reading their last letters was very emotional. For me personally the highlight is airplane Zero. Seeing it in person after seeing it...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Yamato Museum, or given it proper title of Kure Maritime Museum, has the largest model of the famous WW2 battleship Yamato in existence. The museum claims to record the maritime history of Kure, but since it started as a naval yard most of the displays...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

So so interesting but not so attractive as my great expectation. If you visit Submarine Museum nearby, please visit here as well but if you have not much time to spend, Please choose Submarine one.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

The museum gives you historical information about Japan's naval history and the ship building in Kure. The central model is very interesting. The displays and the audio guide gave good information. Not a lot of depth to the audio tour. I found it very helpful...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Kure is majorly a Naval facility town in Hiroshima prefecture. It is accessible from the JR Hiroshima station on a train ride of about 40 minutes. Kure used to be a very important and large ship building facility and currently has 2 major naval museums...More

1  Thank Joy_Sinha
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Need at least 2 hours to get a good look around this. Plenty to see and their website is very good. Sub titles in English. Use JR pass to get from Hiroshima to Kure stop and five minute walk.

2  Thank Shelley M
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We used our Japan rail passes to take the local train from Hiroshima to Kure to visit this museum. Kure was a major Japanese ship building location and naval facility and the museum details this history. The Yamato battleship was built in Kure and was...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

The museum includes a historical summary of the second world war with focus on Japan navy, many small models of ships of all categories, 1:10 model of Yamato battleship, cinema presenting wreckage of Yamato at the bottom of the ocean, and exposition of shells, Zero...More

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Rodney H
February 7, 2018|
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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.
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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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