Recently we spent a couple of weeks in Hiroshima (been there quite a few times since 1985) and in the middle of that time we went to Kure for a couple of days. I have stopped there for just a few minutes several times while riding a ferry for 3 hours going to Hiroshima, but I have never stopped to spend time there. It is a big seaport with shipbuilding yards, Japanese Navy ships and submarines, and a couple of cool museums (Yamato Battleship Museum and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces Museum). The Yamato Battleship (largest battleship ever built) was built at the Kure shipyards. It was sunk south of Kyushu in 1945 not long before the end of WWII. Anyway, here is a panorama I made at a place overlooking the Kure shipyards. Notice on the right they are building a big amphibious assault ship (I think that is what it is). I had to point the camera down a bit to make the 3-frame panorama so there is a bit of a curve.
Here is a thumbnail:
This is a larger version of the panorama:http://www.bakubo.com/panoramas/Kure_shipyard_pano.jpg
If you are interested you can see lots of Japan Navy submarines and ships in the album below. There is a spot you can get pretty close to them.http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/Japan/Kure/index.html
And in the Hiroshima album (2017 and 2019) there are shots of many of the same ships from the ferry and a different angle.http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/Japan/Hiroshima/index.html