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JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Next to Ymato museum. You shoud drop in at this also.

This museum is run by a Self Defence Force. It is free. I think they forcus on submaine and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Free and Interesting Museum

This museum is exhibits technology of minesweeping and submarine. You can also see the inside of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is run by a Self Defence Force. It is free. I think they forcus on submaine and minesweeper. You become knowing Japanese highly advnced minesweep tratment and histoy. We have to know these kinds of fact more than before. Also you can eat...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is exhibits technology of minesweeping and submarine. You can also see the inside of the submarine. The location is near with Kure station and right beside Youme Town Mall.

Thank Adi K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Located just over the road from the Yamato museum, this free to enter museum has interesting displays on Japanese submarines and the development of minesweepers from WW2 though to modern day. Not a lot of English but easy enough to make out the displays. You...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Interesting museum giving insight in to post-war mine sweeping around Japan with explaining videos, examples of mines and mine sweeping techniques, and also including walk inside a military submarine which is a "must see" for people interested in world war and history. Most important texts...More

Thank Tomáš B
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I was at Kure and this was the only museum i visited. The museum has free admission and visitors can learn about mine sweeping and submarines. You can even go into a submarine at the end. The place is vwey close to the train station....More

Thank migachan
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Free of charge, you can go into a submarine and walk through. The kids liked it. Don't need to plan to much time for it.

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very informative and detailed history of naval involvement and development of both surface and sub-surface warfare.

Thank eikoklee
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The museum shows technology of Japanese marine in WWII. It also emphasized on the pain Japanese took on mine sweeping after the war. Recommend if you are interesting in technology or history.

Thank WWsong
Reviewed 8 January 2017

You will learn a lot about what they can do in peace and war. It is free to go in and there seem to be plenty of volunteers directing you on the route through the museum which eventually has you inside the submarine that towered...More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

自衛隊が大好きなお友達も一緒に、皆喜んでいました。入場が無料。3階にユニフォームを着て写真が撮れるみたいだけど、気づかず撮れませんでしたのが残念だった。そこは見逃さないでね! Went with my family anda friends that love places like this. The entrance was free! At the third floor they have a space to take picture with uniforme, unfortunately I missed and we didn't take picture 😞 so don't miss it!

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Ronald S
24 February 2015|
Response from NerdOnTour |
Hi Ronald, the Submarine itself is free to visit and is open from 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM). It's open everyday except Tuesday (or day after if Tuesday is bank holiday). All the info is in Japanese on PDF on... More