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Kure "Yamato" Maritime Museum

The story behind the biggest battleship ever built

The Yamato, the biggest warship ever built, was constructed in Kure during the second World War. It was sunk in 1945 by US airplanes during the suicide operation Ten-Go, after being sent to protect the island of Okinawa from the invasion of American troops. Today, it stands as a symbol of honor and perseverance, and its history can be learned in Kure's Maritime Museum, located in the city port overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Its main attraction is a 1:10 scale model of the famous craft that once was the lead ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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