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Yamato Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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The Second museum but first amongst tourists

It's more than just about a ship, even tho there is a focus on the ship and its sister. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darubah .
via mobile
Informative, but being unable to read Japanese will lessen the experience.

While the large Yamato model is the centerpiece for the musuem, there are some very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Darubah .
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank captain801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank QF17
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

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

Thank Andres B
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

Thank Brent H
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

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Having visited the nearby free Museum featuring a real-sized giant submarine, my wife and I also visited this pay Museum on January 12, 2018. Although the staff service and facilities were not bad, my wife was particularly disappointed to see just a 90% shrink-sized fake...More

1  Thank PeterKamFaiC
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great museum, great model of the Great battleship! I do recommend the museum little English descriptions but enough to allow you to enjoy the items of the past.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and gives you a different perspective of WW ll. About casualties from other side who were also people and seeing and reading their last letters was very emotional. For me personally the highlight is airplane Zero. Seeing it in person after seeing it...More

Thank Milan 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