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Yamato Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Excellent big toys and very informative displays

The big displays (the battleship, the planes, torpedoes etc get you in but I found the information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John G
Melbourne, Australia
Definitely worth visiting, but limited English information.

Excellent museum. A short walk clearly signposted from Kure train station. If you like your WW1/2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The big displays (the battleship, the planes, torpedoes etc get you in but I found the information about the backgound to the wars and the development of Kure in this build up really well done. I learned a lot. The staff were very welcoming and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum. A short walk clearly signposted from Kure train station. If you like your WW1/2 history and think you might enjoy this I don't reckon you'll be disappointed. I can't read or speak Japanese, but still managed to spend over 3 hours poring over...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019

If you are into ships & I must say VERY LARGE SHIPS, this is a MUST-see. It has everything from ships, to planes to even submarines. I LOVED this place so much, I went back for a second day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Solomon W
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Husband is a war history buff and found this a really interesting museum. Certainly the reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and the English audio was very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Whilst a large amount of the information is in Japanese, there is sufficient in English and there is an app as well. The model of the Yamato is superb. It gives a very good insight into the area growth, decline and growth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AUKeith
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

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 exhibits room with the Japanese Zero Fighter and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

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 naval history wich i found very interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darubah .
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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 prior to WW2, and the story of the Yamato up until it's sinking at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank captain801
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were drawn to this place due to the legacy of the Yamato battleship, and mainly for the model. The model itself is impressive, but would not justify the 500 yens fee in any way. There is, however, much more to see in the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Features and highlights The Yamato Ship a Japanese Battleship. The Museum featured many models of various vessels used in the wars. There was also artefacts retrieved from sunken vessels., inclusive of a handwritten note from a seamen lost at sea. It was an awesome and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rodney H
7 February 2018|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
It is closed every Tuesday.If the day is a holiday, it will be opened and the next day i.e. Wednesday will be closed.
Bryan M
21 January 2018|
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Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
I did not understand what you were talking about so I checked the Yamato Museum on line shopping site and knew that the calendar is available at Yen1,080 but they will send it only to a local address(not overseas) at Yen600... More