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JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Sub Museum

We enjoyed visiting this museum. Our grandson was so fascinated with the subs! There is multiple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl M
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Florida
Very Informative Experiemce

We were going to the nearby Maritime Museum but got side tracked by the sight of this huge... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Michael N
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Lawson, Australia
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5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 823-21-6111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting this museum. Our grandson was so fascinated with the subs! There is multiple floors with lots to see.

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We were going to the nearby Maritime Museum but got side tracked by the sight of this huge submarine. Just near the railway station it really is a "must see". Entry is absolutely free including the tour of the submarine and there is a mass...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The museum is an ideal next stop after visiting the adjacent Yamato Museum. There is no entrance fee and it appears tailored more to a Japanese audience. One must understand that Kure is the Center of Japanese maritime military activities so the museum functions as...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Walk through three levels of the museum telling you about minesweeping operations, then walk through a decommissioned military submarine.

Thank duhness
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this free Museum on January 12, 2018. The experience of getting inside a decommissioned submarine to try its periscope to look into the Hiroshima Bay was unforgettable. The sonar sounds suggested that many frightful things can happen under the sea!

Thank Peter Kam Fai C
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

The museum is quite small and most of the text is in Japanese. Also only a small part of the submarine was open to visitors. However the museum is free and it kept me occupied for about 30 minutes.

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Think - free entrance and you can enter to a real submarine and see life of people their, you can even lay on real submarine bed and go to bridge and sit at the steering wheel and imagine how it would be to maneuver with...More

Thank Milan M
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

About 30minutes is enough to see all. Informative information about mine sweeping was interesting and you can see inisde of Submarine, free of charge. highly recommendable.

Thank Keizo
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

This museum is free entry. You get to see the history of mine sweeping operations around Japan. And you get to go inside a modern submarine. Small museum. Well put together. Not very much in English but relatively easy to understand.

Thank MarkWaters1974
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

The JMSDF Museum at Kure exhibits the Submarine and minesweeper from the Navy and is run by the SDF - Self Defense force. There are many displays in the museum and information and pictorial representation of the marine technologies especially mine sweeping. This is located...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
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Ronald S
February 24, 2015|
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Response from NerdOnTour |
Hi Ronald, the Submarine itself is free to visit and is open from 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM). It's open everyday except Tuesday (or day after if Tuesday is bank holiday). All the info is in Japanese on PDF on... More
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