10 Things to Do in Kure That You Shouldn't Miss

September 16, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Kure, Japan including JMSDF Kure Museum, Yamato Museum, Areikarasukojima, Osaki Shimo-jima Island Mitarai Area, Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall, Kure Shuo Dock Terminal, Otodo no Seto Park, Kure Old Navie Base Building, Rekishi no Mieru Oka Park, Rekishi no Mieru Oka Hill.
Restaurants in Kure

1. JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-21-6111
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

JMSDF Kure Museum

Reviewed By Joy_Sinha - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

The JMSDF Museum at Kure exhibits the Submarine and minesweeper from the Navy and is run by the SDF - Self Defense force.
There are many displays in the museum and information and pictorial representation of the marine technologies especially mine sweeping.
This is located right besides the YouMe shopping mall just outside the JR Kure station.
There is a recently retires submarine on display and the interiors of the submarine are open to the visitors for glimpses.

2. Yamato Museum

5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-25-3017
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 680 reviews

Yamato Museum

Reviewed By Tomáš B - Prague, Czech Republic

The museum includes a historical summary of the second world war with focus on Japan navy, many small models of ships of all categories, 1:10 model of Yamato battleship, cinema presenting wreckage of Yamato at the bottom of the ocean, and exposition of shells, Zero aircraft, submarine prototype and many more. Many texts are available in English also. Worth-it visit for all people interested in war technology, especially with other museum located nearby.
Also, nice Promenade around the museum with 1:1 representation of Yamato deck.

3. Areikarasukojima

Showacho, Kure 737-0027, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-25-3309
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Areikarasukojima

Reviewed By Keizo - Kawasaki, Japan

You can see some naval ships incuding submarines even through the bus window so unless you have plenty time to kill or you want to take pictures, not necessary to get off the local bus. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Kure loop bus leaves Kure JR Station and comes back.If you do not get off, you pay only USD1.60 per one ride. On week days, if you get off USD4 would be needed.

4. Osaki Shimo-jima Island Mitarai Area

Mitarai Yutakamachi, Kure 734-0302, Hiroshima Prefecture
Excellent
28%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Osaki Shimo-jima Island Mitarai Area

Reviewed By Tom C - Kure, Japan

All the buildings in Mitarai - a former busy Edo-era harbor town - have been preserved and listed as a Japanese heritage site. The locals are very friendly and just by walking its streets, you can feel the history of the place. The island setting is also really unique. There are lovely golden sandy Beaches nearby (quite rare - as most Beaches in Japan have volcanic grey sand...) and the Mountains are covered in orange and lemon trees. During the mikan orange season, there are small stalls in the street selling freshly picked mikan oranges for about a third of the price they would cost anywhere else. 200 yen for a bag...! The taste of the oranges is also out of this world. The sea, the Beaches and the climate, it feels like a Mediterranean island with very old traditional Japanese houses...!

5. Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall

4-6 Saiwai-cho, Kure 737-0028, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-21-1037
Excellent
20%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall

Reviewed By Adi K

The main attraction in this place is the house of Japan Marine Commander in Kure. The house is unique because the front sidenis western style but the rear sude is Japanese style. There is also precious original Japanese wallpaper in there

6. Kure Shuo Dock Terminal

4-44 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 82-251-4354
Excellent
12%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Kure Shuo Dock Terminal

Reviewed By Karl38 - Washington DC

Basically a passenger terminal for ships. Some convenience shops and places to eat inside. A little 1-room museum on the city's history. Lots of travel and trip information if you are interested in taking a tour. An interesting place to stick your head in, even if you don't plan on staying.

7. Otodo no Seto Park

Kegoya, Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-25-3309
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Otodo no Seto Park

Reviewed By Masaki13 - Sapporo, Japan

車で山を登っていった先にあります。
西側と南側に眺望が開けていて、西を見れば2本の音戸大橋が、南の遠くには愛媛県が見えます。
けっこうな高台なので景色がきれいでした。
また、平清盛像も建っています。
週末だったので、地元の家族づれの方々がピクニックをしていました。

8. Kure Old Navie Base Building

8-1 Saiwaicho, Kure 737-0028, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-22-5511
Excellent
35%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Kure Old Navie Base Building

Reviewed By JRC077 - Odawara, Japan

海軍時代から残る鎮守府庁舎です。赤レンガ造りの建物で構内にいくつも同時期に建てられた赤レンガ庁舎が多く残り非常に美しいところです。毎週日曜日に公開されていますが、現役の自衛隊施設ということで見学には事前に予約した人のみとなります。

9. Rekishi no Mieru Oka Park

Yutakamachi Mitarai, Kure 734-0302, Hiroshima Prefecture
Excellent
25%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Rekishi no Mieru Oka Park

Reviewed By Tom C - Kure, Japan

It's a nice walk up or a quick drive to this viewing point where you get a panoramic view of the island chain and the coast of Shikoku. Best to avoid on rainy days or bad weather though! The walk up to the park past orange groves is interesting in itself...!

10. Rekishi no Mieru Oka Hill

5 Miyahara, Kure 737-0024, Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-67-2278
Excellent
18%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 37 reviews

Rekishi no Mieru Oka Hill

Reviewed By ひろひろひろ - 千葉

ちょっとわかりづらいところにありますが、名前のとおり高い場所にありますので、呉の町並みを見渡すことができます。自衛隊ドックや造船場など一望できます。

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