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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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Reviews
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  • Really glad to come. Did the strength of the situation at the time and Japanese while listening to the history from the Meiji Restoration to World War II descriptive exhibit and description. To devour a lot of people were watching the video. I felt more young people want to have visited. Analysis of the Yamato sank also trying not to visit.
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  • Battleship Yamato 1 / 10 scale model would be what to say. Hull and into the hotel's name into first and foremost is a sight to see. This seen is 30 minutes. You can see from the 3rd Division 2 and situated in the atrium of the hotel, so. Seen a different look so fun. There are also zero, Sea Dragon, and a human torpedo kaiten as well as Yamato. You can see in the Ehime Prefecture South Lek Shiden-kai zero opportunity to see by the way but was salvaged from the sea life. You can see the history of s Wu take over Daiwa, Daiwa on the first floor. Some kids corner on the 3rd floor with shipbuilding technology. Are screened occasionally at the theatre-themed programs and footage of the seabed survey of Yamato was 2/2017. Next to the point of together with the Whale Museum, visiting the Yamato Museum is again three times, four times, but repeatedly come get tired.
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  • Reproduced in 1 / 10 Yamato model on display. Even though one-tenth so big. Bottles were salvaged from Yamato in an exhibit of historic Wu shipbuilding and during World War II now has sunk to the seabed and Bowl exhibits. So there are lots of exhibits to explore quite time consuming.
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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.