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Front view of the Yamato Museum's model of the Battleship Yamato

Only Japan’s most powerful battleships were allowed to sport the Golden Chrysanthemum, the crest of the Imperial Family

The world’s 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).

Through Yamato, experience the history of Kure, the importance of peace, and the wonders of science and technology.

Located across the street from the Iron Whale Museum, a decommissioned naval submarine.


Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on Tuesday (if Tuesday is a national holiday, the museum will be closed on Wednesday). Also open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and every day during summer break.


  • 500 yen for adults
  • 300 yen for high school students
  • 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students

Audio guides in English, Korean and Chinese are available at the front desk free of charge.

Website: www.yamato-museum.com
Phone: +81 0823-25-3017

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