JMSDF Kure Museum, Kure

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Learn about the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force at JMSDF Kure Museum, a cultural institution dedicated to submarines and, in particular, their use in minesweeping activities throughout the 20th century. With a wealth of artifacts, including weapons and equipment related to missions and daily life onboard, the facility tells the story of technological and geopolitical developments in the post-war era. Climb aboard the Akishio SS-579, a sub that served from 1985 to 2004, to see the cramped living conditions and hear about the impressive work done by those onboard. Add JMSDF Kure Museum and other attractions to your Kure trip itinerary using our Kure trip builder tool .
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  • Lend, could not use their own wheelchair during the submarine submarine into sizes of wheelchairs free of charge. In a submarine at the entrance is in charge of us talking. USS Curry limited 50 food. On sale from 11 am 1 pm was sold out ago.
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  •  In a trip to Hiroshima for the first time I visited.  Having a clean sea mine sweep, the Gulf war, said the maritime self-defense force activities, media coverage of (joint exercises with the U.S. Navy) but didn't know to know, failed to meet. In addition, submarine perforated part ship haunts, and exactly in the salt. The smell of diesel into the submarine.  Is the ship from Western and Japanese art warships and submarines, Theo submarine was designed 30 years ago, so I felt old.  I guess it is impossible more than that because of military secrets but thought a little bit more width of a submarine tour can spread?.  Famous Aki will salt Curry is limited, so you want to eat as soon as good if go to the CAFE. On-site admission is free of charge.
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  • The museum, which is free to visit, has a level of knowledge and history that is mainly minesweeper. In addition, you can visit a tide-class submarine, the tide in the 80 's is also an advanced level. The maintenance is also very good. Worth seeing.
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Kure has a few accommodations across its main urban center. Located within close proximity to the main museums and other attractions, they consist primarily of business hotels set in high-rise blocks, offering comfortable rooms, a pool, and a restaurant. Few international tourists opt to stay in Kure, however: having seen the museums and other sights during the day, most will head back to their accommodations in Hiroshima, just 30 minutes away along the coast by rail or car.
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