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. To visit JMSDF Kure Museum on your holiday in Kure, and find out what else Kure has to offer, use our Kure travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visited here called iron whales. Around the last saw the Museum you can see in the submarine. Children who are interested in small flows of water depth in sound, I was scared, I was out at a smart trot is stopped, things looked. It is envious. It is not suitable for claustrophobic people.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Wu and the place is where the war is deeply involved. You could learn the history of maritime SDF's out there. Tetsu's whale... was overwhelming in its size and sadness. I thought I must not forget that thanks to the people who had me hard in the Interior of the submarine and killing in a peaceful Japan. It is good to go.
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  • July 28, 2017
    This small Museum of Japanese Navy is dedicated to just two subjects: the demining work carried out after the second world war, with enough details to your current condition. And on the strength of submarines, with many models and photographs. The highlight is the visit to the Royal submarine open to the public. In your interior can be visited the accommodation and control room. There is no access to engines or torpedo room. Is a small museum, free entry and very modern. Has a small gift shop. It doesn't say anything about modern surface vessels, as well as hunting mines. Its input is a 10-minute walk from the train station, following the covered walkway that goes inside of a mall.
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Where to stay in Kure

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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