JMSDF Kure Museum (Tetsunokujira—The Iron Whale)海上自衛隊呉史料館(てつのくじら館)
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)
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
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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...
- Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-32 [ map ]
- 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
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Hiroshima Main Areas
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.