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Yamato Museum
(Kure Maritime Museum)

A museum that showcases Kure’s exquisite shipbuilding technology and teaches about the history and technology of shipbuilding centers.

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Museum

Kure Maritime Museum, also known as The Yamato Museum, is a museum to introduce the world's largest battleship "Yamato battleship" during World War II. It is also a place to learn about Kure's history and science and technology.
The one-tenth scale replica of the battleship Yamato is reproduced from its original blueprints, photographs from diving surveys and collective crew memories. As the icon of the museum, the model warship serves as a historic testament to the importance of peace and to the magnificence of science and technology to future generations.

In the large exhibition room on the first floor of the museum, military weapons such as Mitsubishi A6M Zero Model 62 and Type 10 Kaiten suicide weapon (trial) can be seen at close range. The material objects displayed remind us both the misery of war and the preciousness of peace.
In the laboratory work classroom on the third floor of the museum, you can experience the simulated operation of a ship, and understand various scientific and technological principles based on the ship through simple and understandable experience. Both adults and children can enjoy the magic and charm of technology while having fun.
After the visit, you may check out a variety of souvenirs and gifts in the Yamato Museum Store. Popular sales include "Navy Curry" made to mimic the taste of navy canteen at the time, "towel" with explanatory drawing of Yamato battleship and "cap" embroidered with the silhouette of Yamato battleship.

Highlights

  • Learn about the world’s largest battleship at the time, “Yamato,” and the history of Kure.
  • See up close the physical exhibits related to the war.
  • Bring children together to learn all kinds of knowledge about ships.
  • Souvenirs and gifts from Yamato Museum Store are quite popular.

Photos

  • The glass-built exterior of Yamato Museum is quite impressive

    The glass-built exterior of Yamato Museum is quite impressive

  • Yamato Museum’s iconic 1/10th scale replica of battleship “Yamato”

    Yamato Museum’s iconic 1/10th scale replica of battleship “Yamato”

  • The weapons and other physical materials on display convey to people the misery of war and the preciousness of peace.

    The weapons and other physical materials on display convey to people the misery of war and the preciousness of peace.

  • There are many fun activities for adults and children to learn and play together.

    There are many fun activities for adults and children to learn and play together.

  • Pick up popular souvenirs like “Navy Curry” at “Museum Shop Yamato.”

    Pick up popular souvenirs like “Navy Curry” at “Museum Shop Yamato.”

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Reviews

9
  • Nora0301

    介紹吳市和海軍淵源的歷史,裡頭擺放曾經是世界上最大的戰艦「大和艦」模型,也能順便了解日本的造船工藝及軍事科技技術。

  • Sio

    看到日本這麼強的軍事工業實力,不禁令人感到擔心⋯⋯

  • Vincent Chan

    吳市在二戰時期對於日本海軍扮演重要的角色,有到廣島可以來這裡參觀。

  • Hollin_A_A_A

    很難得有機會能夠參觀到潛艦內部。

  • リサ

    去参观大和博物馆,看到二战时世界上最大的战舰「大和战舰」的模型。对军舰和战争没什么兴趣,但却对制作得精巧非凡的模型十分佩服。馆内餐厅的“海军咖喱饭”还不错,据说是当年海军食堂的原汁原味呢。

  • Jessie Cheng

    日本在二次大戰戰敗以後把很多軍事高科技隱藏在民間公司,這次台灣潛艦國造外型就和日本蒼龍級十分相似,據傳日本方面也有提供技術支援。

  • 傅玉婧

    廣島吳市做為一個軍港城市造船重鎮,軍工產業相當的發達,10:1比例建造的大和艦,日本的軍事實力不容小覷

  • 鄭柏盛

    對於軍事武器喜歡的人或者是想了解二戰時期日本軍的人,可以來這裡參觀走走。

  • 汪政道

    主要介紹二戰的歷史,尤其10:1比例建造的大和艦,作為一個軍事迷來到這邊好像挖到寶藏一樣

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Details

Name in Japanese
大和ミュージアム(呉市海事歴史科学館)
Postal Code
737-0029
Address
5-20 Takaramachi, Kure City, Hiroshima
Telephone
0823-25-3017
Admission
General – University students and older 500 yen, high school students 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
※Free admission for preschoolers
※Additional fees applied to temporary exhibitions and special exhibitions.
Business Hours
9:00 am-6:00 pm (Last admission 5:30pm)
Closed
Tuesdays (or following day if a national holiday falls on Tuesday)
※Open every day between April 29th-May 5th, July 21st-August 31st, and December 29th-January 3rd.
※Please see official website for details.
Access
A 5-minute walk from the JR Kure Line’s Kure Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)