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Maritime Self Defence Force Sasebo Museum "Sail Tower"


Central Sasebo

A historical exhibition hall of the former Japanese Navy and the Maritime Self-Defence Force.

It is a naval vessels historical museum that inherits the legacy of the former Japanese Navy. Along with an added new seven-story building, a part of the building of the Former Sasebo Navy Club(built in 1898) was restored to establish this museum. It intelligibly explains the history and activities of the former Navy and the Maritime Self-Defence Force, and the models of naval vessels and various historical materials are exhibited as well.

8-1 Uwa-machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Phone number
Business hours
9:30AM - 5:00PM (Last admission: 4:30PM)
Closed on the 3rd Thursday every month, Dec.28th - Jan.4th
Admission free
Available for free (20 cars & 6 buses)
By bus/ From JR Sasebo Station, take the bus bound for Ainoura area and get off at "Sasebo Sogo Iryou Center iriguchi"(in front of Sasebo General Hospital), 2 min. on foot.
By car/ 10 min. from JR Sasebo Station by taxi, or 1 min. from Nishikyushu Exp. Way Sasebo Chuo IC.