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.
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  • The Golden Week holidays, family was only partly. Enjoyed the space located on the 3rd floor and Yamato elementary school students rather than experiential. Even small children is a little difficult subject or thought may have been growing I want,.
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  • In Seto Inland Sea journeys from this time last year, Himeji until Hiroshima played in Himeji and Kurashiki, Onomichi, Miyajima, Iwakuni and whirlwind. Hostel in this town during that time can we laid the last is on the JR Kure line from takehara reach in over an hour, Wu. Saying Navy's famous town. Still shipbuilding industry is the main industry in the town, was built here in that the battleship Yamato. South side Harbour Station towards kujirakan Yamato Museum, iron, such as naval and maritime self defense force related facilities; He rides home, not military Otaku. Kure station arrivals and departures music Matsumoto Leiji space battleship Yamato theme song, the Navy's town rather than feels this way. In the northeastern part of the station, spreading bars in Center City population 200000 unbecoming of brick streets. This is a naval training facility and I agree felt that the town's Navy. Navy's related stores in just about everywhere in the city. And even in the Japanese people's self-defense discount if yes Curry Navy was the naval beer. School uniform shop of excessive self-defense purveyors of school uniforms, not before. Wu was a naval and shipbuilding town. From Wu to the Hiroshima local line 40 minutes still department store is open. Fukuya and Sogo department store, after seeing long oysters galore!.
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  • 4/29 start of the Golden Week holidays, in the city of Kure and had festivals, which incidentally I went. During the holidays there and was visited by many people. Hotel offers also special exhibits being in addition to the permanent exhibition, was very impressive.
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  • 3 stars only as I feel they don't have enough information in other languages. 5 stars if they fix this problem. Most of the items and exhibits were in Japanese with token English titles here and there. Its a great place to visit if you like history and ships. I recommend the cruise around the harbour. In Japanese but the sights are worth it. Also almost every person I met there were really friendly. Which made me feel welcome. Not far from Hiroshima either and worth a visit if you have a couple of hours free.
  • This museum has miniature models of Japanese ww2 war machines. It is very nice experience to see all the models up close. Adding English explanation material will definitely help foreign tourists to enjoy the experience more
  • I want to give a higher review, but I can't. The museum is full of exhibits, artifacts, and models, but 99% of the signs and explanations are in Japanese without English translation. They offer a free English audio guide, but it doesn't add much context or information to the small amount of translation already written down. The staff was friendly and helpful, and swayed me away from paying extra for the special exhibit (since it was 100% Japanese with no translation). I'd love to come back with a tour guide who could translate.
  • Was really interesting to see the story behind the greatest battleship ever built! The Yamato replica was amazing to see, together with the mini sub and Mitsu Zero. There were also a lot of artifects recovered from the ship.
  • The model of the ship is insane. It’s huge and it will really make you say wow. Very detailed display and the such. If you’re into history this place is a must. Although the place has a weird vibe. I’m not normally into this heebie-jeebies nonsense, but I can’t be the only one who felt it.
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