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Yamato Museum, Kure

(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Visit Yamato Museum to learn about the "history of Kure"--the modern Japanese history after the Meiji Era--as well as Japan's shipbuilding technology and iron industry. Opened in 2005, the museum's pride remains its 1/10 scale model of the battleship Yamato. Head further along to see other artifacts like a Zero fighter plane Type 62, manned World War II torpedoes and suicide crafts, and a midget submersible research vehicle of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The parking lot usually has enough space for visitors. Use our Kure vacation builder to visit Yamato Museum on your trip to Kure, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The museum provides another view of WWII. It shows technology and the sacrifice of Japanese at that time. The exhibition is quite complete. You can get an audio in English that explains each object as...  more »
  • It is a popular spot. You can see historical materials relating to battleship Yamato, old Navy article, Wu, etc.. I think you enjoy is not interested in Daiwa. Would be pleased as a souvenir of the Wu and self-defense of the Yamato Museum merchandise, popular Curry and USS Curry cooked in the shop on the first floor,
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  • Representing the Navy Yard built the battleship Yamato-Cho, Kure tourist accommodation. Atrium Hotel Central shrine is the centerpiece of the exhibition "1/10 Yamato", and has been reproduced in precise as far as possible. Also exhibited zero, kaiten torpedo, submarine and shells, etc. Is a little too dampen the original purpose of technology transfer for the future that is the interesting exhibits, but to care about.
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  • If you a fun of this amazing ship, it's definitely the place to visit. The 1:10 model is quite impressive. However most of information is in Japanese. There are some recorded English narrations, but are very limited. If you don't speak or read Japanese, you would find it lack of information. Their staff generally don't speak much English either. So they can't answer your questions.
  • It's good for history explorers May not be much good for entire family It's have a boating for 30 min , but last round at 2.00pm
  • Show piece museum on WW2 with battleships! Amazing displays and exhibits. You can purchase a stuffed doll zero fighter from the souvenir shop, the only place where you can do it.
  • If only there were English translations for the exhibits - it would have been a more engaging experience.
  • An incredible museum about the Japanese maritime ship building industry centered around a giant model of the Super Battleship IJN Yamato and a collection of other historical artifacts. Though there is a rentable docent recorder guide, all the displays are in Japanese.