Yamato Museum, Kure

4.3
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. Take a look at our Kure road trip website to schedule your visit to Yamato Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Yamato Museum
map
Yamato Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
641 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Walk 5 minutes from Kure station. Is entered without expecting several hundred yen entrance fee, so in particular, is filled with. I think if you see carefully, skillfully takes half a day. Excellent video, looking at, and transmit the atrocity of war, misery, tears were coming out. It is a recommended spot.
    View original
  • Even the escalators down to the wheelchair, hotel is barrier-free lift, of course, size 1 / 10 Yamato model from below to see was established. There are discounts for handicapped Handbook.
    View original
  • Entered in the permanent exhibition and special exhibitions of underwater survey. No 1/10 scale battleship Yamato is overwhelming. Design drawing of the old age that only precise, well done, and am impressed. I think if you slowly see the exhibit in 2 hours necessary.
    View original
Google
  • If somebody cannot read Japanese, there is just very small amount of basic information in English, plus audio-guide contains the same information, which you can read on panels. For only English-speaking tourists, it might be disappointing, since in Japanese, information are really detailed and much more interesting. The big plus of this museum is Japanese speaking staff who kindly gives great explanation about photos and exhibits.
  • Great displays. Fantastic replica and model ships. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting nearby Hiroshima. However, the English only has the basic stuff, and that includes the audio guide.
  • Excellent centrepiece model of the battleship. The audio guide helps non Japanese speakers and there are summary panels in English around the museum (don't contain full detail however a good level). Extensive model ship collection and some great background in the Kure shipyard and city.
  • As a non japanese speaker, i was quite enjoying the experience in this museum. Almost all display has english description, eventhough not as much as the Japanese description, which of course it was purposeful. As a non japanese, i can admire the nationalism and fighting spirit of japanese people, up to their maximum limit (death). Kure as naval ship factory and hiro as airship factory. Ticket price is 500 yen for adults. One can see yamato ship model, war engines, warplanes, telescopes. Really enriched experience about warfare
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Kure

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kure by other users

1 day in Kure BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kure BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kure BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture & Hiroshima Prefecture BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Kure BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Chugoku BY A USER FROM HONG KONG September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Hiroshima Prefecture & Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hiroshima Prefecture, Osaka & Tokyo BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 38 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY July, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ICELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Hiroshima Prefecture, Osaka & Tokyo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans