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JMSDF Kure Museum

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Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Fun, interesting, free and a submarine!

The JMSDF Museum is located next to the Yamato battleship museum (go here too) and is difficult to miss considering the real submarine set outside it. The sub is also part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The JMSDF Museum is located next to the Yamato battleship museum (go here too) and is difficult to miss considering the real submarine set outside it. The sub is also part of the museum as you can tour some of the inside of the vessel and see what actual conditions are like inside a sub. The remainder of the museum... More 

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

Free to enter museum. Its pretty cool to be able to walk inside a actual submarine. Highly reconmended even if most info is in japanese

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A great place to visit. The walk through of the submarine is the highlight of the tour. If you are the traveling type, it is good to contrast this with the U505 in Chigaco or the USS Pampanito in San Francisco and see what 70 years of technology has done. Also make sure you go to the little cafe between... More 

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Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you make the trek to Kure for the Yamote Museum, check out the JMSDF one across the street. It is free and some interesting exhibits relating to mine sweeping and the JMSDF role. A bit small and niche, but worth a look.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Just 5 minutes' walk from the JR station and is right next to Yamato Museum. So, the two museums pair up quite well. Free admission. A good exhibition on the JMSDF (on mine sweeping) and submarine. A life size submarine and gives visitors a good sense of life within a submarine. Also, visitors can put on uniform and take photos.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place , can take free photos dressing the marine uniforms, there are wide of collections and sizes, meters walking mall , can have lunch there , the place of free, thank you.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

5 minutes away from the JR station. No admission fee to visit and a real size submarine for you to explore!

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Pico Rivera, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The free entrance Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) museum which exhibit a real submarine among other features of the Japanese Naval Forces. Easy access from Hiroshima by car, train or bus.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

As previously reported, the Museum provides a good counterpoint to the Yamato Museum next door, in showing the peacekeeping and self-defense focus of the present day Japanese Navy. Many displays on mine-sweeping, the growth of Japan's post-war submarine fleet, life aboard a submarine, and the ability to go aboard an actual submarine next to the building. There is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the best parts of this museum is that you can get on a submarine that is attached to the museum. Also, the volunteers/workers there are super super helpful when we have questions. It is free admission, and it provides information on what submariners do/did, which are often not so well known in our everyday life. If you are... More 

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