Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Yamato Museum
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    4.5
    839 Reviews
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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.

    Awesome museum, do scan the QR code on entering to get the English video apps for the museum, makes a big difference, WiFi in museum is free. The exhibits are well worth the trip from Hiroshima(free...

  • JMSDF Kure Museum (Tetsunokujira—The Iron Whale)
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    4.5
    559 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...

  • 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.
  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
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    4.5
    127 Reviews
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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 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.
  • Bihoku Hillside Park
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    4.0
    55 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...

  • Kure Municipal Museum of Art
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Saiwaichou In Funami Park
    This art museum featuring hexagonal brick walls is located inside of Irifuneyama Park in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Visits can see permanent and special exhibits that focus on the works of local artists. The museum also holds events such as the Citizen’s Gallery, an exhibition of works by local citizens. Known fondly as “Museum Road,” the hilly road near the museum is has been selected as one of Japan’s Best 100 Roads.

    There are not so many collections in this museum. I dont really understand art so I didnt have much joy here.

  • Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1-6
    This is a facility located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The memorial was constructed in an effort to remember and mourn the atomic bomb victims at the time of the dropping of the bomb on August 6, 1945, as well as those who died afterwards, and to pray for eternal peace. The Hall of Remembrance presents a panoramic view of the A-bombed city, a place to quietly mourn A-bomb victims and reflect on peace, an information exhibition section for planned exhibitions, and a hands-on reading room. The nearest stops on the Hiroshima Electric Railway tram are “Genbaku Dome Mae” (Atomic Bomb Dome) stop and “Hondori” stop.
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Chuo Forest Park
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Hongouchoukamikitagata 1315
    This forest park is located in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is equipped with an observation deck with sweeping views of the airport, Innoshima Bridge, and beyond, as well as a cycling road and a hiking course that lead to destinations such as the Joo no Taki Falls. Visitors can also enjoy barbequing at the grassy barbeque space and a number of other outdoor leisure activities within the forest. Notable for its beautiful garden as well, the park hosts seasonal events such as the Plum Festival, Maple Festival, and Flower Festival.

    バスで広島空港に行くときに必ず通りますが、ここで乗り降りしている人を見たことがありません。一度は行かなくてはと思うのですが、結構、微妙な場所にあります。

  • 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.
  • Onomichi City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishitsuchidouchou 17-19 In the Senkoji Park
    It is a museum located in the Senkoji Park in Onomichi City. It was built in 1980 using the former NHK Onomichi Broadcasting Station site. In 2003, the buildings were renewed with designs by architect Tadao Ando, and both the main building and new building have become a symbol of Senkoji Park. An exhibition was held to introduce high quality art regardless of country or genre. The museum stores many art pieces familiar to Onomichi.

    There is a good art book shelf after the first second exhibit room before going up to the second floor. I sat down in one of the modern art chairs and spent some good time here. The ando book has...

  • MAZDA Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Akigunfuchuchou Shinchi 3-1
    A museum in Fuchu City, Aki County, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come explore the history of automobile manufacturer MAZDA and enjoy some of the famous vehicles they created. Exhibits include history of the 1920s as well as engines and manufacturing technology. Reservations are required, so please contact in advance to make reservations before visiting.
  • Hiroshima Kenmin no Mori
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Saijouchouyuki 156-14
    This natural park is located in Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located in a corner of Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park at an altitude of 800 meters. The park has a camping area where visitors can enjoy outdoor leisure activities while surrounded by the park’s broad-leaved trees. In winter, the park’s ski area offers skiers and snowboarders high-quality natural snow to enjoy. The Forest Recreation Base located in the center of the park offers a number of services including accommodations, food, baths, and more.

    The place is great for escapade, they have camping sites for outdoor activities and gathering, plus nearby hotels have a great vegetables sushi on their menu! Veggies are from local farmers. During...

  • Rantokaku Art Museum
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimokamagarichou Minnosode 200-1
    This is an art museum made of Japanese cypress encompassing Japanese architectural beauty. Works by Yokoyama Taikan, Fukuda Heihachiro and other artists representing Japanese modern art as well as works by local artists are exhibited. Also, music concerts are held on the third Saturday of every month.

    Had a hard time finding information on anything other than the museums so we weren’t sure what to expect. The town that the museums are in is so lovely and the people were all so nice! We visited 4...

  • Shotoen Garden
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimokamagarichou Shimoshima 2277-3
    A Japanese garden on Shimokamagari-jima Island in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, which long served as a cornerstone of maritime traffic in the area as well as a port for Korean delegation to Japan and for samurai traveling to and from Edo. A circular garden built around a central pond, the Sannose Seto serves as a background. Visitors can enjoy the garden’s beautiful pines and scenery. There are several museums inside the garden which presents the history of Korean delegation to Japan, a museum displaying a collection of lamps, an art museum modeled after an Edo period guardhouse, and a porcelain museum.

    朝鮮通信使などについて学べる展示館です。館内(園内)は広く、いくつかの建物に分かれています。個人的にそのなかで好きなのが、朝鮮通信使に出していた食べ物のレプリカが展示されているところです。なかは撮影禁止なので写真はありませんが、贅をつくした料理のレプリカは見応えあります。

  • 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.
  • HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-2-1
    This shopping center is adjacent to the Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome) in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It opened in 2014 in a renovated office building that had been built in 1978. The roof features an open-air observation deck with a roof that offers a great view of the Genbaku Dome, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the townscape, and Miyajima Island. Inside, there are the “folded paper crane wall,” to which people can contribute their own cranes, cafe, and a souvenir hall with over 1,000 different types of Hiroshima souvenirs.
  • Maneki-neko Museum in Onomichi
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 19-26
    An art museum built on the so called Cat Alley in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is a popular spot for cat-loving tourists. There are approximately 3,000 maneki-neko (beckoning cats) collected by artist Shunji Sonoyama on display in the museum which has been renovated from an old house built in the Taisho period. The collection is centered on imported items and period objects, and things rarely seen. There is also a Fukuishi-neko (literally, “lucky stone cat”) corner with stones painted by Shunji Sonoyama. The notable cat, Koume-chan, from the Japanese plum sweets is here too.

    小さな部屋に、ところ狭しと招き猫がならんでいます。 大きい猫から小さい猫まで、なんだかご利益がありそうな不思議な空間です。 興味のない人は1.2分で見終わってしまうと思います。 お土産の招き猫ポストカードなど、買えます。

  • 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.
  • Ikoi-no-Mori Park
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    3 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijouchoujike 941-17
    This campground in Higashi-hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is located at the foot of Mt. Ryuo. Come enjoy outdoor recreation activities such as forest camping and day camping at this site with its BBQ areas, shower rooms, and multipurpose field. They also hold regular seasonal events and draw lots of visitors.

    This park is one of the big park in Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima. It has kinds playground, camping sites. People come with family to some quality time. Usually in the time of cherry blossom this park...

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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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