We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maritime Self-Defense Force Sasebo Museum

8-1 Uwamachi, Sasebo 857-0058, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 959-22-3040
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting visit

Visited this place when we first got to Sasebo.... Walked over since it is a stone throw away from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
K6366EQdianas
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Very informative

Very large facility, would highly recommend as a rainy day activity in Sasebo. Might be a bit dull... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Jaime B
,
Sasebo, Japan
via mobile
Read all 137 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Interesting visit”
May 17, 2018
“Very informative ”
LOCATION
8-1 Uwamachi, Sasebo 857-0058, Nagasaki Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 959-22-3040
Write a ReviewReviews (137)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
Filter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place when we first got to Sasebo.... Walked over since it is a stone throw away from where we live.... Admission is FREE and no photography is allowed within the premises.... Very interesting Japanes Naval history and at the top level you can...More

Thank K6366EQdianas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Very large facility, would highly recommend as a rainy day activity in Sasebo. Might be a bit dull for children (they may not be tall enough to read signs well and might not find it very interesting). Displays are well maintained and are in Japanese,...More

Thank Jaime B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Very friendly staff and interesting exhibits. Interesting for anyone curious about Japanese Naval History. As a former submarine sailor, I was hoping for a bit more sub history but there is another museum for that. I wish more of the exhibits had the English translation....More

Thank subsailor82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I have visited this museum two times and would gladly visit again to take visitors to Sasebo. Even though some of the exhibits do not have English translations they are so well done that you get a great historical view of the Japanese navy. There...More

Thank j0sb0rn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

While I didn't visit the museum it was the only way to post some photos of Sasebo. It's a pretty place with parks and gardens. It's also home for a large US base for the 7th Fleet.

1  Thank 44dave56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We went there in December 9th 2015, it was empty. I would recommend this place for those that loves history. This place is near Sasebo Yonkacho- the Sasebo arcade. Entry is free. If you know Japanese, it might be more useful as the instructional videos...More

1  Thank sweet s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We first visited this museum on a city bus tour offered at the Sasebo train station. It was interesting enough for a return trip where we could take more time looking at the exhibit. Almost everything is labeled in English, but the films are in...More

1  Thank suekiaz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This museum was very good! The staff working at the time I went did not speak English, (I don't ever expect them to since it is Japan after all) but they do provide you with an English walk through handout that coordinates with numbers next...More

4  Thank NathanCurryRice
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 hotels in Sasebo
Fuji International Hotel
19 reviews
.26 miles away
Quintessa Hotel Sasebo
178 reviews
.27 miles away
Hotel Banshouro
16 reviews
.39 miles away
Sasebo Palace Hotel
11 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Sasebo Burger Log Kit
128 reviews
.03 miles away
Hikari
92 reviews
.03 miles away
Fatman's Steak House
11 reviews
.23 miles away
Botanen
17 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sasebo Yonkacho Shotengai
18 reviews
.69 miles away
Kameyama Hachimangu
17 reviews
.62 miles away
Sasebo City Museum Shimanose Art Center
9 reviews
.42 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Maritime Self-Defense Force Sasebo Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor