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Yamato Museum

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Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
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The museum is well worth a visit - the 1/10 scale model of the Yamato is a huge centrepiece. (Apparently there is also a lot of internal detail, such as the engines, inside the... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is well worth a visit - the 1/10 scale model of the Yamato is a huge centrepiece. (Apparently there is also a lot of internal detail, such as the engines, inside the superstructure and more, but it's not visible.) The other exhibits are interesting, too - the suicide submarines give an insight into how desperate the Japanese defenders... More 

Thank Viking_in_Oz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum provides another view of WWII. It shows technology and the sacrifice of Japanese at that time. The exhibition is quite complete. You can get an audio in English that explains each object as you move along. Opposite the museum, you can find a submarine museum that shows the technology and the pain of mine sweeping after the war.

Thank WWsong
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent WW2 museum. Although this is more of a Japanese Naval museum it covers a lot of WW2 history. The museum has English speaking guides and headsets (well recommended to do)

Thank Ralph M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

went to kure to visit sites my father served in bcof in 1945/47 this museum is set up very well great photo wall of second world war in kure showing all aspects of damage etc many models and real size items covers over four floors and a film theatre

Thank Douglas P
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We caught the rapid train to Kure to visit the Yamato museum. It was easy to find and inexpensive. English audio guide was free, always a good help for younger kids. The museum is great and provides a history of Kure and of their maritime history. Great replica of the Yamato and salvaged wreckage. Also a Mitsubishi Zero plane. There... More 

Thank Jotomkids
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The whole well presented exhibition space is focussed on the scale model of the Yamato which was the most important vessel in the WW2 Japanese fleet. Lots of information in English but much more if you can understand Japanese.

Thank Theresa D
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is really well done. They mix the technology of shipbuilding and the advances made by the Kure arsenal with poignant human stories and an incredible collection of personal artifacts from the crew, much in the form of letters, knowing the likely outcome. Went here with my 13 y.o. son and it was almost more sobering in many ways... More 

Thank kameidopapa
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

家族とお友達と一緒に行って楽しかった! 子供が遊べるスペースがあって、子供たちが喜びました。良かったです。楽しくて、写真撮るのを忘れました😂 Went with my family and friends, it was great! There is a space for kids to play, my kids was really happy and had fun. We had so fun that forget to take pictures at kids space😂

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stayed nearby at the Comfort Hotel so went to the Yamato Museum for a couple of hours. I have some decent knowledge of WWII and Yamato prior to going so I understood most of the exhibits. Beside the well-known 1:10 model of the Yamato, there were many photos and authentic objects from the sailors and builders of the ship. There... More 

Thank SammyF1oyd
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great historical place to visit and learn the past of the Yamato. Very nicely done up museum with all the great exhibits and artifacts as well. There is also a tour if needed

Thank shahrulayun

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