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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  • I was able to enter the building at the same time as opening. We visited exhibits such as the formation of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and the method of minesweeping. The retired submarine Asasao was landed and was able to enter the ship as it is, and I was surprised at its narrowness. It's huge when you look at it from the outside. The explanation of kaiji OB is also rolled up with a sense of realism only for those who were riding indeed. It is good that you can actually see the state of the port of Sakai with a periscope in the command room!  It is the best Cospa free with this content.
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  • The Tetsukujirakan is a free admission facility. It is very close to the Yamato Museum. Including the model of the submarine, there was also a periscope. There is also a souvenir shop.
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