Yamato Museum opened in 2005 and has become a not-to-be-missed tourist spot in Kure. Officially it is the Kure Maritime museum, but it is better known as the Yamato Museum, after the big model (1/10th scale) of this battleship on display.
The actual Battleship Yamato was built in a factory in the Kure Navy yard in December 1941.
Also on display are some other Navy flying artifacts; Including a Mitsubishi Zero and some engines. And intersteng find was an engine from an Nakajima Kikka. The Japanese version of the Me-262.
The Zero aircraft on display crash landed in Lake Biwa in August 1945. It belonged to 210the Naval Squadron at Meiji Base. It was raised in 1978 and restored. With mostly original parts with the aid of the pilot. Mr. Tsueno Azuma.
Needless to point out that is spent more time with these than with the Yamato displays.
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