Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Shukkeien Garden
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    4.5
    1088 Reviews
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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.

    It’s very nice and relaxed place, one of the best in Japan and in the world I love this place . .....

  • JMSDF Kure Museum (Tetsunokujira—The Iron Whale)
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    4.5
    563 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 5-32
    It is a public relations facility of the Maritime Self-Defense Force in Kure City. It has been opened free of charge to the public since 2007. An authentic large submarine is displayed onshore and is a valuable spot where you can actually board the vessel and see and experience the life and environment inside a submarine. In addition, there are exhibits introducing the history of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and its relationship with Kure, and introduces the threat of mines and the activities of mine-sweeping vessels. There is also a shop where you can purchase Self- Defense Force goods and souvenirs of Kure.

    Just finished with the museum tour. Like all things Japanese an absolute pleasure. The weather was perfect with temperature of 21 deg C, bright and sunny afternoon. It is approx 32 mins by JR rail...

  • Miyajima Public Aquarium
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    4.0
    278 Reviews
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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.

    I found the Miyajima Aquarium to be a great way to spend a couple of hours. It is a little ways from the ferry terminal but there are signs guided you to its location. Like most aquariums, it is on...

  • 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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    174 Reviews
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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.

    My favorite hotel when I travel to this area. Big, Modern and comfortable rooms. All kind amenities available. Good variety for breakfast. Nice coffee! Great sightseeing from the terrace to the port...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
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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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    4.0
    80 Reviews
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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.

    Small zoo with the usual displays of large African mammals, but some interesting Japanese wildlife too. The zoo is very prettily situated in the hills just outside Hiroshima with great natural...

  • Bihoku Hillside Park
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
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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...

  • Miroku no Sato
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
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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!

    Miroku no sato is a retro amusement park that makes for a good family day out. The park itself has seen better days, and doesnt compare at all to major parks in other parts of Japan, but it is...

  • 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.
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
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    86 Reviews
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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.

  • The Hiroshima Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    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...

  • LECT
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    30 Reviews
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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。

  • 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.
  • 5-Days Children’s Museum
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    4.5
    66 Reviews
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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.

    This is a GREAT place if you have children. First, it is FREE!!!! Each planetarium show costs the adults money. The children are still free. The building is a little dated, as is the science...

  • Hiroshima Museum of Art
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    21 Reviews
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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.

    I visited Hiroshima Museum to see THe Peter Rabbit Exhibition with my family. We had a lunch at this restarant after watching many good works. We can easily rest & enjoy a lunch here. I recommend...

  • Numaji Transportation Museum
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashi Asaminami-ku Chourakuji 2-12-2
    This vehicle and transportation-themed science museum is located in Asaminami Ward, Hiroshima City. Its exhibits include more than 2,000 model vehicles, informational displays, and more. The museum is divided into a free area and premium area. The museum’s first floor is free of admission and includes a library, a museum shop, and more. The premium area located in the second floor and above features hands-on exhibits, model exhibits, and other attractions. Since 2006, the museum has preserved and displayed a streetcar affected by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in its outdoor plaza.

    Visited the Museum with my fiancé on a Saturday morning. Was originally expecting something similar to Kyotos Railway Museum and buffered for hours to go through the museum, however this museum can...

  • Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
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    3 Reviews
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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.

    選手のキャラクターのラテアートを楽しむことができます。球場がしまっている日に訪問しましたが、こちらのカフェとグッツショップはOPENしていました。球場が開いている日とは異なり、ゆっくりとカフェを楽しめます。味も美味しいので是非訪問の際は、試していただきたいです。鈴木選手が新しく追加されていました。

  • Fukuyama Kusado Sengen Museum (Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History)
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    40 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Nishimachi 2-4-1
    This museum is located in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The museum primarily exhibits artifacts excavated from Kusado Sengen, a medieval town buried in the bed of the Ashida River. The permanent exhibits include an area where visitors can get a sense of the history of Kusado Sengen and Setouchi. There, visitors can see actual artifacts as well as replicas, models, and other exhibits. The museum also holds a wide range of other special exhibits.

    Global peace is a big challenge for international community. Hiroshima is famous for atomic bombing. Many foreign visitors go for a handy experience of second word war. Peace Memorial reminds us...

  • Megahira Hot Spring Ski Resort
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    5 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Yoshiwa 4301
    This ski resort is in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come enjoy hot springs and skiing and try the 2,300 meter -long downhill course, where you can descend the mountain in one take. From late December to late February you can enjoy All-Night Skiing with slopes open until 4 a.m. And if you get hungry while skiing, there are food options on site.

    今年二回訪問。おおむね便利で素敵なスキー場です 雪遊びのみも入場料かかります。 九州ナンバーの車も高速アクセスがよいため多く、近隣?の頓原や高野とは全然違って 大掛かりで設備投資が 最近もされているスキー場です。(大山は別格として) 市内の子供施設のスキーツアーも吉和ですが いつか泊りでもこれたらな と帰宅しました

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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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