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JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Good free attraction~

I was at Kure and this was the only museum i visited. The museum has free admission and visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Worth to visit if you are in Kure

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

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Jana S
Hunenberg, Switzerland
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5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 823-21-6111
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 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!

1  Thank Taty A
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Wonderful experience to be able to hands and visit the submarine in real life and to be able to feel what it is like to be in a submarine. Cool stuffs inside and nice photo booth as well to put on the NAvy uniform !

1  Thank shahrulayun
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Right across the street from the Yamato Museum, this amazingly positioned submarine is just part of the museum for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (it's currently the world's 5th largest naval force). The museum covers the modern era of the JMSDF with exhibits about sea...More

1  Thank Jet Age Explora A
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ok if you want to see the inside of a sub. There's a mua attached which is where you spend most of your time. It's free. Take the Kure line from Hiroshima station. 500 yen one way

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice exhibits about Japan's maritime military force. Fascinating information and hardware about mine clearing. Walk through part of a submarine, take a seat in the pilot's chair. Well done. My second time there and I'll go back.

1  Thank Karl38
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Ronald S
Anyone knows the opening hours/day of this museum?
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