呉タウンガイド

There is so much to see and do in Kure, a city known for Japan’s old navy, shipbuilding,
abundant greenery, and the beautiful Inland Sea. You can enjoy walking around various shipbuilding facilities connected
with “Yamato”, participate in cruising on vessels of the Marine Self-Defense Force,
or stroll through the town, which still retains the flavor of the Edo Era. Kure is chock-full of interesting places!

The Yamato Museum features displays showing Japan’s scientific modernization through shipbuilding, and the history of Kure city itself.
Enjoy the spectacular 1/10 sized model of the world’s longest battleship, Yamato, Zero-fighters, and a torpedo called “Kai-tan” from the Special Attack Corps.

The 1/10 sized model is magnificent. The actual Yamato still rests at the bottom of the sea.

Hours & Admission Fees
Open 9:00-18:00 (Last entrance 17:30)
Closed on Tuesday (Open on Tuesday if national holiday.
Closed the following day.)Closed 4/29-5/5, 7/21-8/31, 12/29-1/3
Admission: Adults 500 yen, High School 300 yen, Elementary
and Jr. High School 200 yen
Address: 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure
TEL 0823-25-3017

Many soldiers died in Japan’s Special Attack Corps.

Images from WWII
are displayed.

Click to visit the official site of the museumYamato Musuem

The museum features a submarine that was on active duty until 2004. This is the first time for it to be on display out of the water.
See, touch, and experience the life of a real submarine! You can also learn about the detection and disarming of sea mines.

Cockpit of
submarine “Akishio”.
You can walk
through the entire
sub.

Hours & Admission Fees
Open 9:00-17:00 (Last entrance 16:30)
Closed on Tuesday (Open on Tuesday if national holiday. Closed the following day.)
Closed 12/24-1/3
Admission: Free
Address: 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure
TEL 0823-21-6111

This huge submarine has been placed just outside the museum.
(Length 76.2 meters, Height 16.3 meters) It looks like an iron whale.

Click to visit the official site of the museumTakaramachi, Kure

This beautiful western-style building, made of red brick and granite, was completed in 1907. It used to be a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy, and is now the Coastal Safety Force District HQ. It is open to the public on Sundays.

Solid & Beautiful

Hours & Admission Fee
Open 10:30-11:30, 13:00-14:00 (Please come
30 minutes before. *Reservations needed)
Open: Sundays
Admission: Free
Address: 8-1 Saiwai-cho, Kure
TEL 0823-22-5511

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Coastal Safety Force District HQ

入船山記念館

Located in Irefuneyama Park,
the museum exhibits numerous
historical artifacts from Kure City’s history,
including an important cultural property,
the former residence of the Commander-in-Chief.

Former residence of the Commander-in-
Chief. Beautiful stained glass decorates
the entrance door.
The Commander’s office and its
romantic Meiji Era atmosphere.

Hours & Admission Fee
Open 9:00-17:00 (Last entrance 16:30)
Closed on Tuesday (Open on Tuesday if national holiday. Closed the following day.)
Closed 12/29-1/3
Admission: Adults 250 yen, High School 150 yen, Elementary and
Jr. High School 100 yen
Address: 4-6 Saiwai-cho, Kure
TEL 0823-21-1037

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Irefuneyama Memorial Museum

Kure was the birthplace of the Yamato. The world’s largest battleship was
secretly built here, and launched in August, 1940. The original location is
now a private factory, but the original roof of the dockyard has been preserved.

Battleship Yamato’s Construction Dock.
Former Navy Cemetery, today.

Many of the currently in-service vessels of the Self-Defense Force are open to the public every Sunday at Kure Base. You can board and tour these vessels, and many visitors come back again and again. As you walk along, it’s also a great chance to chat with the crew-members at the ship’s moorings. Photo-taking is permitted.

Kure was once called “the best port in Asia” and was the main base of the Maritime Self Defense Force along with Yokosuka Base. There are many huge vessels docked here.
Different types of uniforms standing at attention. Cool, distinguished seamen.

Hours & Admission Fee
Open Sundays (Sometimes closed due to bad weather.)
10:00-11:00 (Please come 9:40-10:00. *Reservations needed)
13:00-14:00 (Please come 12:40-13:00. *Reservations needed)
15:00-16:00 (Please come 14:40-15:00. *Reservations needed)
Admission: Free
TEL 0823-22-5511

Click to visit the official siteVisit ships of Japan’s modern army

Various types of vessels and submarines anchor at Kure Naval Port. Join a 30-minute cruise and enjoy close up observations of hese vessels. And if you join the Sun-set Cruise, you can also observe the ceremonial lowering of the flag and bugle rendition of Japan’s National Anthem that end each day

Pleasure boat

Schedule
Open:
Monday-Friday 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00
and 15 minutes before sunset. (*For the Sunset
Cruise, Reservations are needed)
Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays:
Also at 12:00 Closed Tuesdays
Cruise Fee:
Adults 1,300 yen; Children 600 yen
(under 12 yrs old)
Tickets and Departure: 4-44 Takaramachi, Kure
Terminal 1F Kure Chuo-Sanbashi
TEL 0822-51-435

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Fantastic Naval Port Cruise

Mitarai, located on Osaki Shimojima Island at the Inland Sea, is an attractive old town. Walking along the street’you will feel like you are on a trip back to the past. Some of the heroes of the Meji Restoration stopped by this port town, which prospered as a place to gather the latest information. You can also enjoy a pleasant drive along the sea.

Tea houses, inns for ship passengers, shops, and theater.

More than 100 prostitutes worked in four brothels here during the Edo Period. This former brothel, Wakaebashi-ya, attracted many customers.

Ochi Clinic, built in 1913, is still open for business today

A 50-minute drive from central Kure, the views from the bridges that connect the islands are breathtaking.

Red line = Akinada-Tobishima Route;
Blue line = Main Sea Route

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