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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  • August 14, 2017
    More readable history of the battleship Yamato hotel are on display, there are areas of experiential... Model of the Yamato was used in the movie is a spectacular sight is.
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  • August 14, 2017
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  • August 1, 2017
    Came to the Shikoku tooling came from Matsuyama ferry to Kure, Yamato Museum in. Away from the ferry. It was lined up before opening, quite a number of people were just killing time before full. The model of Yamato was still extraordinary. Take photo's. All the way to the other various exhibits and has been looked at very carefully. Young captain sorties in the rotation he was spilt the tear. War I absolutely don't backseat already. Return things bought at the Museum shop and has ladders iron next to the Whale Museum. On the set please!
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  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 5, 2017
    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
  • December 24, 2016
    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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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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