Private Tour - Go Around the Town where the Battleship was Built, Kure!

Kure City in Hiroshima is famous as a town for ships.
This tour will take you to many spots on the ship and introduce all the highlights of Kure.
In Kure, the world’s largest battleship Yamato, which is one of the most popular battleships, was built during WWII.
You can see ships and submarines anchored at the port, and you can take a battleship cruise to enjoy the scenery that can only be seen in Kure!
You can also get inside the giant submarine that was actually used!
You can even take a lunch: “Navy Curry” in the submarine.
Whether you are a ship lover or want to think about war and peace, visit Kure!
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Kure, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Kure City in Hiroshima is famous as a town for ships.
This tour will take you to many spots on the ship and introduce all the highlights of Kure.
In Kure, the world’s largest battleship Yamato, which is one of the most popular battleships, was built during WWII.
You can see ships and submarines anchored at the port, and you can take a battleship cruise to enjoy the scenery that can only be seen in Kure!
You can also get inside the giant submarine that was actually used!
You can even take a lunch: “Navy Curry” in the submarine.
Whether you are a ship lover or want to think about war and peace, visit Kure!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Irifuneyama Heritage Museum, 4-6 Saiwaichō, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0028, Japan

Irifuneyama Memorial Museum: This is a luxurious building consisting of a Western-style building and a Japanese-style building, which used to be the official residence of an important officer of the former Navy. There is also an exhibition where you can learn about the history of Kure as well as see their life.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rekishi no Mieru Oka Hill, 5 Miyahara, Kure 737-0024 Hiroshima Prefecture

Rekishi no Mieru Hill (Historic Hill): When you are walking along the sea, you will come across hills in which you can overlook the port of Kure. Kure’s city can be seen from the top, including the huge roof where the old Navy was building battleships.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Areikarasukojima, Showacho, Kure 737-0027 Hiroshima Prefecture

Alley Karasu-Kojima: This is the only park in Japan where you can watch submarines up close. The number of submarines changes depending on the day, so it is lucky to see many stops!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 港町珈琲店, 6-17 Shōwachō, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0027, Japan

Minatomachi Coffee: Curry is a popular lunch of the Navy! There are more than 20 curry shops in Kure. Each store offers a curry with the name of the ship and reproduces the recipe that was different for each ship. Above all, this store is where you can eat the soft beef curry specially made for the submarine “Kuroshio”, which has a reputation for being delicious!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yamato Museum, 5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029 Hiroshima Prefecture

Yamato Museum: This is a museum where you can know everything about the huge battleship “Yamato”. The 1/10 battleship “Yamato” has been recreated with great attention to detail and is worth seeing!

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: 呉湾艦船めぐり, 4-4 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0029, Japan

Battleship Cruise: Take a cruise to see the port of Kure! You can learn about the battleships that are anchored on the day.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kure Museum, 5-32 Takaramachi, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0029, Japan

The Iron Whale: You can enter the actual submarine! Seeing the submarine maneuvering and the crew’s life can be a challenging experience.

Duration: 40 minutes