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JMSDF Kure Museum, Kure

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Learn about the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force at JMSDF Kure Museum, a cultural institution dedicated to submarines and, in particular, their use in minesweeping activities throughout the 20th century. With a wealth of artifacts, including weapons and equipment related to missions and daily life onboard, the facility tells the story of technological and geopolitical developments in the post-war era. Climb aboard the Akishio SS-579, a sub that served from 1985 to 2004, to see the cramped living conditions and hear about the impressive work done by those onboard. Add JMSDF Kure Museum and other attractions to your Kure trip itinerary using our Kure trip builder tool.
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  • Just finished with the museum tour. Like all things Japanese an absolute pleasure. The weather was perfect with temperature of 21 deg C, bright and sunny afternoon. It is approx 32 mins by JR rail... 
    Just finished with the museum tour. Like all things Japanese an absolute pleasure. The weather was perfect with temperature of 21 deg C, bright and sunny afternoon. It is approx 32 mins by JR rail...  more »
  • If you think the "Yamato Museum" with it's 86ft. long 1/10th scale model of the IJN Battleship "Yamato" is impressive, be prepared to be blown-away by the JMSDF Kure Museum immediately opposite... 
    If you think the "Yamato Museum" with it's 86ft. long 1/10th scale model of the IJN Battleship "Yamato" is impressive, be prepared to be blown-away by the JMSDF Kure Museum immediately opposite...  more »
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  • A lot to know of Japan's Maritime history and a very nice experience inside the submarine ;) The staff were very accommodating, superb service!
  • JMSDF has done a great job with this exhibit. Shows the extraordinary role they have played in saving the world's waterways and the incredible amount of work that goes into it. Stop by and support the JMSDF in their unique and stocked gift shop! The submarine tour gives an eye opening perspective to life on a submarine. Well done! Thank you JMSDF! Awesome crew and staff.

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