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Yamato Museum

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Husband is a war history buff and found this a really interesting museum. Certainly the reception... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Armidale, Australia
Excellent overview of Involvement in the maritime war machine

Whilst a large amount of the information is in Japanese, there is sufficient in English and there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Husband is a war history buff and found this a really interesting museum. Certainly the reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and the English audio was very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst a large amount of the information is in Japanese, there is sufficient in English and there is an app as well. The model of the Yamato is superb. It gives a very good insight into the area growth, decline and growth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AUKeith
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The might and splendor of the battleship Yamato was shown as well as how it was brought down by the night of air power! It was awesome and so very informative. Don’t forget to check out the exhibits room with the Japanese Zero Fighter and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ACSA0791
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It's more than just about a ship, even tho there is a focus on the ship and its sister. It's inexpensive (the other one's even free), and i recommend visiting both. It goes quite a bit into Kures naval history wich i found very interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darubah .
Reviewed 17 September 2018

While the large Yamato model is the centerpiece for the musuem, there are some very informative exhibits surrounding the model. These exhibits give details on the modernization of the Japanese navy prior to WW2, and the story of the Yamato up until it's sinking at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank captain801
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were drawn to this place due to the legacy of the Yamato battleship, and mainly for the model. The model itself is impressive, but would not justify the 500 yens fee in any way. There is, however, much more to see in the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Features and highlights The Yamato Ship a Japanese Battleship. The Museum featured many models of various vessels used in the wars. There was also artefacts retrieved from sunken vessels., inclusive of a handwritten note from a seamen lost at sea. It was an awesome and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liz Y
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The place is awesome, to see the Yamato in 1:10 Scale, you can image the size of that thing. Like all Japanese museums, are not made for foreigners, explanations lack of depth, and you can tell that there is more to say, although in Japanese...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 74andresb
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Yamato Museum takes you back to the days when the Yamato was the largest battleship to patrol the seas. The scale models are interesting and kids, especially boys, like it (at least that has been our experience). If you go to Kure and have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank buhiromi
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited this museum when we visited our son and his family-stationed in Japan at the time. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. They have headsets for non-Japanese speaking visitors to wear that tell you most of what you see throughout the museum. The scale-model replica...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cheryl M
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Rodney H
7 February 2018|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
It is closed every Tuesday.If the day is a holiday, it will be opened and the next day i.e. Wednesday will be closed.
Bryan M
21 January 2018|
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Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
I did not understand what you were talking about so I checked the Yamato Museum on line shopping site and knew that the calendar is available at Yen1,080 but they will send it only to a local address(not overseas) at Yen600... More