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Yamato Museum of Kure City

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Learn the history of Kure at the Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum) in Kure City

Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture



The world’s largest battleship, the Yamato, which was built in Kure, has been re-created at 1/10 scale and is displayed at the museum, along with other large items such as a Zero Fighter and a human torpedo called a Kaiten.

The history of Kure developed along with the modernization of Japan, and the science and technology of shipbuilding and steelmaking that supported its history have been handed down to the present day.

The museum rents out multilingual audio guides. Please check the URL below.


How to get there


The Yamato Museum is a 5-minute walk from JR Kure Station, which is 32 minutes from Hiroshima Station on a JR Kure Line Rapid Liner.

Hiroshima Station is a stop on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train, accessible from Tokyo or Osaka.


5-20 Takara-machi, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken


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