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Yamato Museum, Kure

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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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  • Is a museum that speaks of the history of military shipyards in the town of Kure, until the complex construction of the battleship Yamato, your service until your order history. The Museum counts 1 1 fantastic ship model, and other war equipment. There are many texts and videos exclusively in the Japanese language, which could be translated to enrich the content to visitors. The audio guide is unnecessary, since it is read-only in limited English abstracts available. For those who like history, is a good place to visit. In July 2017 counted even with the special exhibition of the latest video of the wreck of the ship holding the bottom of the sea. Entry pay. Has a souvenir shop of medium size. It is 600 metres from the train station, walking by a covered walkway, across the street from the Museum of submarines in the Marina.
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  • It is often kind is about to disappoint? But here, both adults and children ", happy! ' can be. Nice, you're even a little interested in the history and I think!. Please m (_ _) m
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  • Entrance, now has a model of the Yamato. Round up and can go around and view from the top, the scale is breathtaking. Meetings collaborative events on a regular basis.
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  • 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.

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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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