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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  • Without going into the actual submarine feels closer to home. However, will spend a week in this requires considerable mental powers. Very line of work, such as mine removal and good luck!! ️
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  • Museum of self-defense is reality showcases the decommissioned ship great! especially at night lighting service is good thought Dolphin mark toy to buy souvenirs, but cocky, then stopped
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  • 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...  more »

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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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