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Half-Day Kure Marine Culture Tour

Kure flourished with shipbuilding as the greatest naval port city in All of East Asia. The largest battle ship, the YAMATO was born in Kure about 80 years ago. Kure's long history remains unchanged as the center of marine culture in Japan.
Kure is also famous for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and owns the majority of Japanese submarines on display here. Kure is the only town where active and retired submarines can be viewed so closely from the  public space in Japan. 
In this tour, you'll be able to see the unique marine cultures and large ships & submarines on the water by the boat cruising. ​
Tour Overview
  • 5 packages (A, B, C, D & E) available:
    • A Package (Private Guide Tour) : Expenses other than guiding fee for both you and guide not included.
    • B Package (All-Inclusive) : A + Transportation + Admission + Cruising boat tour
    • C Package (B + video diary production)
    • D Package (B + Local JR fare): If you have no JR Rail Pass, please choose this
    • E Package (C + Local JR fare): If you have no JR Rail Pass, please choose this
              Please see what are included in the following table: 
Tour Prices (JPY)
  • Adults & Children (12 years old or above):
    • US$ prices are shown at 130/$ for reference

  • Children (6 to 11 years old) and Infants (0 to 5 years old) :
  • 1/ To be counted as the number of adults in A Package (Guide Only)
    • Max. Capacity : 10 people including adults, children and infants. If more than 10, please contact for suggestion (e-mail:
    Itinerary (approx. 4.5 hours)
    【Hiroshima Station/Meeting Point <-- (train) --> Kure】
    • Experience of going on board the real submarine & JMSDF museum (30 min)
    • Large ship & submarine watching tour by boat (30 min.)
    • Yamato Museum (60 min)
    【Kure <-- (train) --> Hiroshima Station】
    Other Information
    • Meeting Point: Hiroshima Station 2F Shinkansen Exit
    • Pickup Service: If you want hotel/port pick-up services, please let us know
    • Starting Time: 9:30 or 13:00 (adjustable depending on customers desires)
    • Payment: JPY cash on site (option: credit card through PayPal in advance)
    • Min. Number of participants: 2 adults or children (12 years old or above) - For a solo traveler, please contact for estimates.
    • Tour conductor: 1 person
    • Responsibility: Planned and conducted by Hiroshima Local Tours
    JMSDF Kure Museum with a real submarine (you go on board)
    YAMATO Museum (Kure Maritime Museum)
    Submarine & Vessel Watching Cruising Tour
    Vessel Watching Boat
    1. Please send us the following to our e-mail address:
      • Tour name & Package
      • Tour date
      • Participant numbers (adults/children/infants)
      • Inquiry if any
    2. We send you our proposed itinerary and estimate for review
    3. Your concurrence on the contents
    4. We send you the contract document for finalization
    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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