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Kure Maritime Museum, Hiroshima

Kure Maritime Museum - Hiroshima, Japan
Kure Maritime Museum
5-20 Takara-machi, Kure, JapanMap
+81 82 325 3017
Neighborhood: Outside the city
Overview

Located roughly thirty minutes from central Hiroshima, the Kure Maritime Museum makes for an interesting and informative day trip. The world's largest battleship, the Yamato, was built here in the Kure Naval Dockyards, the most important naval port in the Far East. Modern and nuanced, the museum consists of three main sections. The first floor details Kure's history and evolution as one of Japan's most important arsenals, houses a collection of military hardware used in the war, including a Japanese Zero fighter, and also features an 86 foot-long model (1/10 scale) of the Yamato itself. The third floor focuses on education, including shipbuilding technology and future developments. An observation terrace is located on the fourth floor, providing a nice panorama of the shipyards. – Brent Katte

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Kure Maritime Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Other
  • Nearest Train: JR Kure Station
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