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Reviewed 18 March 2019

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 helpful, as with most places in Japan.
I expected to be there half an hour before going to see the submarines at the nearby submarine (JSDF) museum but spent a couple of hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John G
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 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 the available info. Most of the stuff is in Japanese obviously and if you can't read it you are missing out on a lot of it but I didn't feel ripped off. English summaries are posted for most exhibits and you can download their app for free and connect to their wifi to use it as an audio-guide in various languages (so bring your earphones). It goes into the history of Kure as a shipbuilding centre and talks about many more ships than just Yamato but that ship is used as a worthy centerpiece.
They also have a Zero fighter in there and lots of other interesting artefacts, but the star attraction is the 1:10 scale model of Yamato which is awesome to behold. It's nearly worth the price of admission alone. A fitting tribute to the biggest, baddest battleship of them all.
If you have any time left over the Japanese navy museum over the road is also excellent and free. All about the modern JMSDF post WW2. You can go inside the submarine they have there. Also highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 121roryw
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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
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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
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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
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