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Yamato Museum (大和ミュージアム)


Museum / Science Museum

A museum which presents the history of the city of Kure, which prospered as a shipbuilding town and which was the location where the battleship Yamato was built as well as numerous large tankers which served after the Second World War. A one tenth scale Yamato battleship model stands in the Yamato Hiroba in the museum and is the centerpiece of the museum’s exhibits. The first floor exhibition room presents historical materials relating to Kure from the end of the shogunate government up through Japan’s postwar period as well as a real Zero Fighter Type 62 and a Kaiten Human Torpedo Type 10. On the third floor, visitors can learn scientific and technological principles with a focus on ships via interactive exhibits such as a ship piloting simulator. The “Kaigun-san no Curry,” traditional Japanese naval-style curry sold in the museum shop, makes a popular souvenir.


Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-20 (Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea)

phone 0823253017

9:00-18:00 (Exhibition room Latest entry 17:30)

Review of Yamato Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/27 Easy morning trip
Awesome museum, do scan the QR code on entering to get the English video apps for the museum, makes a big difference, WiFi in museum is free. The exhibits are well worth the trip from Hiroshima(free...
Reviewed:2019/07/15 Wow factor presented by this impressive 86ft. long model!
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...
Reviewed:2019/06/08 Interesting
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.

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Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-20 [map]
Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea
9:00-18:00 (Exhibition room Latest entry 17:30)
Tuesday (Public holiday:The next day)
[Permanent exhibition Admission fee]
[High school student]300yen
[Small/Junior High School Students]200yen
*Charge for special and special exhibitions
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Other (outdoor smoking area only)
Voice guide application
English Menu
Available (Korean, Chinese Pamphlet Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available (available at the reception)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hiroshima 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.