“The first time I set foot aboard the Yamato, I remember looking up at the bridge in awe — it towered over us like a skyscraper.”
Built in 1905 as the official residence of the Kure Naval Commander-in-Chief.
The world’s largest and most powerful battleship, the Yamato, was built in Kure, and here you can see a 1/10th scale model of it, along with other large exhibits such as the Zero fighter (kamikaze plane), and Kaiten (human torpedo).
This five-storied pagoda is said to have been built as a place where people could pray for safety at sea.
17 sculptures and a variety of trees line both sides of this street, providing a beautiful stroll all year round.
The decommissioned Akishio is the first real submarine put on display in Japan.
Renga Dori (or Renga Street) is a covered shopping arcade located about 15 minutes on foot from Kure Station.
Get a unique view of submarines in active service. Four red brick warehouses built around 1900 (during the Meiji era) stand behind you as you look over the subs.