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JMSDF Kure Museum (Tetsunokujira—The Iron Whale)海上自衛隊呉史料館(てつのくじら館)

Museum / Science Museum

It is a public relations facility of the Maritime Self-Defense Force in Kure City. It has been opened free of charge to the public since 2007. An authentic large submarine is displayed onshore and is a valuable spot where you can actually board the vessel and see and experience the life and environment inside a submarine. In addition, there are exhibits introducing the history of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and its relationship with Kure, and introduces the threat of mines and the activities of mine-sweeping vessels. There is also a shop where you can purchase Self- Defense Force goods and souvenirs of Kure.


Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-32 (Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea)

phone 0823216111

9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Review of JMSDF Cafe

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/06/28 Fun little cafe in the museum
This is a nice little cafe in the JMSDF Submarine Museum.
The menu is only in Japanese and there is only a limited selection of food and drink but still enough to satisfy for a quick snack break...
Reviewed:2018/05/23 海軍カレー
Reviewed:2018/03/29 DVDが興味深いが

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Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-32 [ map ]
Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Tuesday (In the case of Public holiday, the next day is closed), 12/29-1/3
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available (Charge only available for wheelchair parking)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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