Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1-2
    This museum is located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in Naka District, of Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It was founded with the objective of imparting the reality of the harm from the atomic bomb dropped on August 6, 1945, and the abolition of nuclear weapons, and the attainment of world peace. The museum is divided between the main building and the east building. Along with items that reveal the horrible spectacle and mementos of the bomb victims, the conditions of pre and post-bomb Hiroshima and an introduction to the nuclear era are introduced. The museum is remembered also by the 2016 visit of President Barak Obama, the first ever incumbent head of state of a nuclear power to visit the museum.

    Thi is a beautiful park constructed adjacent to the Atomic Dome and is dedicated to the victims of the Atomic Bomb. The park has a beautiful landscape with a Cenotaph, children monument and a museum...

  • Shukkeien Garden
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Kaminoborichou 2-11
    A garden located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture that was chosen as one of the top 100 of Japan’s historic parks and designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. Shukkeien was created in 1620 by Ueda Shigeyasu, a high-ranking retainer in the service of the Asano Clan who was also a renowned master of tea ceremony, to serve as a villa for Asano feudal lords. It is said that the garden is a condensed version modeled on the scenic beauty of China’s West Lake and the garden’s name is derived from this meaning “condensed scenery garden”. The garden is picturesque with an island floating in the pond, mountains, valleys, and elegant tea ceremonial houses. In “Sensuitei” near the entrance you can enjoy matcha green tea and light refreshments.

    We saw Shukkei-en Garden on a map of Hiroshima, and decided to visit, walking about 2km each way from our hotel. The entry fee is only 260 yen each. The variety of plants is incredible, and in...

  • Miyajima Public Aquarium
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 10-3
    An aquarium located close to Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, on the island of Miyajima in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Notable for its Japanese exterior designed to fit in with the surrounding scenery, the aquarium, locally known as “Miyaji Marine,” was remodeled and reopened in 2011. The aquarium exhibits over 13,000 fish and marine mammals spanning 350 species with a focus on the creatures living in the Seto Inland Sea. Some of the aquarium’s most popular exhibits include cute animals such as rare finless porpoises, penguins, Stellar sea lions, and Japanese river otters. Daily sea lion shows are held at the aquarium’s Live Pool.

    Quite a bit of a distance to walk from the ferry terminal/main Itsukushima Shrine, but a great way to spend some time esp with kids. Not a very large aquarium but definitely capable of spending an...

  • Hiroshima Museum of Art
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 3-2 In the central park
    An art museum focusing on modern art located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture which was opened in 1978 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hiroshima Bank. The museum has a large collection of modern art with a focus on Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and other Impressionist artists. Including its modern Japanese art, the museum’s collection consists of some 300 works. In addition to a standing exhibition of some 90 modern French artworks, the museum also holds special exhibitions several times a year. There’s also a museum shop and fashionable café with a view of the museum’s inner garden.

    At 600 yen ($4.50) it maybe worth the experience but 1/2 the collection was closed and 1/2 the art shown on the flyer was out on loan. The grounds and the rodin sculptures are very nice...

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1 Otemachi 1-10
    The park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture was established to mourn those who lost their lives due to the dropping of the atomic bomb and to pray for eternal peace in the world. The park was completed in 1954 after maintenance of the hypocenter of the atomic bomb, dropped by the US Army on August 6, 1945. In the park, there is the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, cenotaph for atomic bomb victims, and numerous monuments wishing for peace. Entry is free.
  • ONOMICHI U2
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishigoshochou 5-11
    A shopping facility oriented toward cyclists in Onomichi, the starting point of the Shimanami Kaido Expressway on the Honshu side. Standing in a fresh and airy area right in front of the Onomichi Channel, the fashionable building is designed to be a “tiny town within a town.” The facility is filled with shops and other establishments offering the charms of the local area, including a hotel where you can bring your bike into your guest room, a superb bakery, café, restaurant serving grilled dishes made with Setouchi ingredients, and Setouchi-themed lifestyle shops. The nearest station is Onomichi Station.

    This hotel is such a welcoming place. The staff always take really good care of us. We recently enjoyed our vacation there and the staff, Miss Okana and Filipino staff in charge of the dining room...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Kaminoborichou 2-22
    Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is a museum in Hiroshima City, Naka Ward, Hiroshima Prefecture. Boasting a collection of more than 4,800 pieces including Important Cultural Properties, focusing on modern Western paintings and Japanese paintings, as well as “Craft Art of Japan and Asia”. The collection includes many artworks of artists from the Hiroshima region, such as Katsuzo Entsuba and Ikuo Hirayama. The museum holds special exhibitions and themed lecture events to compliment them as well as changing the exhibition about four times a year. From the museum lobby and the resting lounge, you can enjoy the scenery of a Place of Scenic Beauty, the Shukkeien garden next to the museum.

    The previous year when we visited Shukkeien garden we didn’t allow time for the museum and that was a mistake. The entrance ticket to the garden also includes entrance to the general exhibits at the...

  • Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashi Asakita-ku Asachou Doubutsuen
    A zoo located in Asakita Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Some 170 species of animals, including giraffes and lions, are kept and displayed on its spacious grounds. Built among the mountains, the zoo is notable for using few cages and exhibiting its animals in settings close to their natural environments. The zoo is a popular destination where you can watch animals living active lives. In the Pichiku Park area, children can play with sheep, goats, miniature pigs, and other cute animals; in the Nurturing House, you can see cute baby animals; there’s also a Reptile House, Nocturnal Animals exhibit, and a wide variety of other areas everyone from children to adults can enjoy.

    Pros: The park is clean with many places to relax and a lot of green spaces, flowers and forest areas. There is even a huge field for picnics and a playground for children as well. Lots of public...

  • Miroku no Sato
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Fujiechou 638-1
    A comprehensive leisure facility located on a large hill in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture that has also famously been used as the setting for movies. The grounds host an amusement park where you can enjoy over 20 attractions; a dinosaur park filled with moving dinosaur models, including a 13 meter long T-rex; a street recreating an early 1960s Japanese townscape; a hot spring bath facility; hotels; and more. In summer, there’s a pool, while in winter visitors can enjoy festive decorative lighting—from children to grandparents, everyone can have fun at Miroku no Sato!

    福山市郊外にある老舗のレジャー施設。 子供向けのアトラクションが充実していて、 ジェットコースターなど結構スリルのある施設もありました。 家族連れで1日楽しめる場所です。

  • Yamato Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-20
    A museum which presents the history of the city of Kure, which prospered as a shipbuilding town and which was the location where the battleship Yamato was built as well as numerous large tankers which served after the Second World War. A one tenth scale Yamato battleship model stands in the Yamato Hiroba in the museum and is the centerpiece of the museum’s exhibits. The first floor exhibition room presents historical materials relating to Kure from the end of the shogunate government up through Japan’s postwar period as well as a real Zero Fighter Type 62 and a Kaiten Human Torpedo Type 10. On the third floor, visitors can learn scientific and technological principles with a focus on ships via interactive exhibits such as a ship piloting simulator. The “Kaigun-san no Curry,” traditional Japanese naval-style curry sold in the museum shop, makes a popular souvenir.
  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousawa 200-2
    The museum is located in the town of Setoda in Onomichi City. The Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art opened in 1997. The museum has a permanent exhibition of works by the Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, who is from Setoda Town. Through his childhood sketches and adolescent work it introduces the characteristics of Ikuo Hirayama. At the tea lounge original juices made with Setouchi citrus can be enjoyed.

    I usually whine when I have to go to art museums. However, this art museum was so well done, that I wished we could have spent more time. Some of the art was combined with the garden outside in a...

  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Hijiyamakouen 1-1
    This museum is located in Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is inside Hijiyama Park, which is a well-known cherry blossom spot. It opened in 1989 as Japan’s first public modern art museum. Its collection focuses on postwar modern art and features over 1,600 works, including Henry Moore’s “The Arch” and Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn.” In addition to collection exhibits and planned exhibits, the museum also hosts workshops and other events. The building design by architect Kisho Kurokawa is also not to be missed.

    I started walking down river and bumped it a sign and followed it, this is what I found. I was lucky to find a very interesting exhibit on between the wars architecture.

  • Bihoku Hillside Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Mikkaichichou 4-10
    A nationally-run park located in Mikkaichi Town, Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture which encompasses Kunikane Pond, the largest pond in the prefecture, and which is surrounded by Japanese red pine forest. The park has a playground area filled with huge play structures, as well as a gorgeous natural grass lawn, and it is a popular destination for families with children. Flowers such as tulips, hydrangeas, and cosmos bloom in the park year round, especially in the flower garden area, and it’s a great place to enjoy a quick picnic or go bird watching. Some of the park’s many other facilities include a camp ground, hotel, and full ground golf course. In winter, visitors can enjoy festive decorative lighting.

    If youve been to many of these flower or theme parks, you know it may require a lot of walking to navigate around. Well what is unique about this park is its so big, there are separate parking lots...

  • Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Minamikaniya 2-3-1
    This is the baseball field of Hiroshima City known as the base of Toyo Carp. It is an asymmetrical shape, which is unusual as a ballpark, and so the players can be seen more closely the foul ground has been reduced in size. It also features spacious seating so you can enjoy watching the game in comfort. In addition to the performance seat for enthusiastic fans there are a variety of seats such as a party floor and terrace seats. Reservation-based stadium tours are also popular.
  • The Hiroshima Botanical Garden
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    52 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashi Saeki-ku Kurashige 3-495
    From the elevated location of this botanical garden located between Hiroshima and Miyajima, you can look out over the Seto Inland Sea National Park. The park has around 10,000 different species of plants from around the world, and inside one of the largest greenhouses in west Japan you’ll find a tropical atmosphere as you wander among the many flowers. And with their experience nature program, you can get hands on with orienteering and plant craft activities.

    Gorgeous botanical garden with picturesque moutain/forest background, away from the city. The garden is quite big and features different types of plants, external gardens and greenhouses. Ive...

  • Irifuneyama Memorial Museum
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    69 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Saiwaichou 4-6
    A museum housed in the Former Official Residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Kure Naval Station, a National Important Cultural Property built in 1905, located inside Irifuneyama Park a 13 minute walk from Kure Station. The museum building consists of a wooden Western-style structure as well as a Japanese-style hall. The Western portion of the building has a British-style exterior; the drawing room, decorated with rare “kinkarashi” gold patterned Japanese leather paper is a must-see. The grounds are also dotted with cultural properties and facilities where visitors can learn about the history of Kure since the Meiji period, including a hall dedicated to local culture, historical folk custom exhibit, and small clock tower once used at the former Kure naval arsenal.

    静かです。亀山神社が、昔し鎮座していた場所です。来場者が少なく、ゆっくり見ることが出来ます。職員は入船山の事をあまり知らないようで、説明看板も少なく、残念です。食事などをすることはできません。お茶の販売機は有ります。夏、冬は、冷暖房の設備がない為、服装に気お付けて下さい。

  • LECT
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinishiku Ogi 2-1-45
    A shopping mall in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City operated by IZUMI Co Ltd. which manages a chain of supermarkets and whose headquarters are also in Hiroshima City. The building spans four floors above ground and one basement level, and on the first and second floors you’ll find a variety of stores including food, home goods, and the Hiroshima T-SITE bookstore. Events are also occasionally held on site.

    お洒落なショッピングセンターです。蔦屋が入ってました。スーパーはゆめタウンです。フードコートも店が豊富で楽しめました。

  • 5-Days Children’s Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 5-83
    This children’s science museum houses a planetarium, where shows are held four times a day on weekdays, and six times a day on weekends and holidays. They also have permanent displays and events designed to let guests familiarize themselves with science including science shows and science classes. They operate gatherings such as amateur radio and planetarium clubs to help bring people together.

    Entrance fee was completely free, but not that much inside to entertain younger kids. Science exhibits which are hands-on but probably for upper primary and beyond. Small crawling play area infused...

  • Fukuya Hatchobori Main Store
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Ebisuchou 6-26
    The compound facility Fukuya Hatchobori Main Store is an always new facility that includes a number of stores, from fashion to interior, shops, restaurants, and movie theaters, as well as painting galleries. The Hiroshima candy store in the underground food market features a diverse selection of Hiroshima souvenirs, and is always active. Approximately four minutes from Tate-machi Station on the Hiroden Main Line.

    福屋八丁堀本店は、広島の地元の老舗デパートです。私たちは広島に着いた前日に、広島駅前にあった福屋を訪れていましたが、こちらが本店なんですね。複数の棟で構成されているように見えたので、時代に合わせて大きく成長してきたのでしょう。 開業は昭和4年という、歴史あるデパートです。全国の地元の老舗デパートは、各地で消滅する時代になっていますから、ぜひ、頑張ってほしいと思いました。

  • Momijidani Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou
    This is a park of 700 mainly Japanese maple trees at the foot of the virgin forest of Mt. Misen, Miyajima. The scene of the striking red colors of the trees during mid to late November make this a famous area to view the change of the seasons. The area near the Momiji (maple) Bridge is a popular spot to take photos. Although many visitors come in the autumn season the park is also attractive from spring to the summer with its fresh greenery surrounding the park. It is approximately 20 minutes on foot from Miyajima Pier.

    Omoto park is the site of a very old battle field. This is a grea area for walking and for seeing the wild deer.

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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