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Areikarasukojima Park (Alley Karasukojima)
Areikarasukojima is a park in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, where Maritime Self-Defense Force submarines and destroyers dock in the harbor, making it the only place in Japan where you can see submarines up close. The name "Alley Karasukojima" is derived from the English word "Alley" and "Karasukojima" ("Karasuko Island"), which was reclaimed as a torpedo launch training ground in the Taisho era. This area used to be the navy's home base, and the battleship Yamato was secretly built in a nearby dock. Today, the old naval arsenal and the old torpedo loading cranes still remain, giving the area a unique atmosphere.
Showacho, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Areikarasukojima Parking Lot (41 cars, 10 buses)
From Kure Station, take the Hiroden Bus Kure Kurahashijima Line / Aga Otodo Seto Line bound for Oto Kurahashi and get off at Sensuitai Mae. About 1 minute on foot
10 minutes by car from Hiroshima Kure Road (Kure Line) "Kure IC"
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