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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Having recently visited Okinawa and learnt about the sinking of the Japanese Battleship "Yamato" during WWII, I was sufficiently interested in visiting the Yamato Museum that I deviated from my route.... more »
Interesting presentation of the Yamato and the WW2 from a Japanese point of view. Was a good place to visit while waiting our ferry in Kure to Matsuyama. more »
Easy accessible by JR train 30 min from Hiroshima. Nice museum and giftshop but very limited english
I was surprised to find this so interesting, as I’m not so into warships, but this museum was just as much about local history, which was really informative and a good accompaniment to the Hiroshima memorials. They have a great app with English, Chinese and Korean audio commentary, a well-stocked gift shop, and friendly, helpful staff.
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