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Yamato Museum大和ミュージアム

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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.

place

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

phone 0823253017
place

9:00-18:00 (Exhibition room admission until 17:30)

Review of Yamato Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/04 Must Visit for Fans of Japanese Naval Warships
The might and splendor of the battleship Yamato was shown as well as how it was brought down by the night of air power!

It was awesome and so very informative.

Don’t forget to check out the...
Reviewed:2018/09/21 The Second museum but first amongst tourists
It's more than just about a ship, even tho there is a focus on the ship and its sister.
It's inexpensive (the other one's even free), and i recommend visiting both.
It goes quite a bit into Kures...
Reviewed:2018/09/18 Informative, but being unable to read Japanese will lessen the experience.
While the large Yamato model is the centerpiece for the musuem, there are some very informative exhibits surrounding the model. These exhibits give details on the modernization of the Japanese navy...

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Address
Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-20 [ map ]
Area
Kure / Higashi-HiroshimaArea
Phone
0823253017
Hours
9:00-18:00 (Exhibition room admission until 17:30)
Closed
Tuesday (The next day for Public holiday)
Fees
[Permanent Exhibition Admission fee] Adults500yen, High School Students300yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students200yen
Parking Lot
Available(285spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
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.

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