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  • Yamato Museum
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    4.5
    824 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.

    Having recently visited Okinawa and learnt about the sinking of the Japanese Battleship Yamato during WWII, I was sufficiently interested in visiting the Yamato Museum that I deviated from my route...

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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    4.5
    6874 Reviews
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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.

    We visited all of us family Teens and young adults The whole visit will teach to all, something about humankind..and past horrors. What I m saying also is that it s very visual Museum. Young kids...

  • Rose Park
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Hanazonochou 1-6
    Visitors to this park in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture can enjoy its 5,500 roses, of which there are 280 varieties. The park, which got its name when nearby residents planted 1,000 rose seedlings in 1956, won the Award of Garden Excellence at the World Rose Convention 2006 in Osaka. In mid-May, the park serves as the main venue for the Fukuyama Rose Festival put on by Fukuyama City.

    ほぼ5月の連休後の訪れるのですが…バラ好きの人や花好きの人には欠かせないイベントですね! ただバラ祭りの当日は駐車場や、食事場所に苦戦するので私達はずらして行きますが? ただその前後はには、余り花が咲いていないのでご注意ください!

  • MAZDA Museum
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    4.5
    167 Reviews
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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.

    Part of my to visit places in Hiroshima is the Mazda Museum. There is a day tour conducted in English (10am-11:30am), and you need to make a reservation at their website before your visit. The tour...

  • 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...

  • Hiroshima City Insectarium
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashihigashiku Fukudachou Fujicaru 10173
    This science museum in Higashi Ward, Hiroshima City boasts the best variety of exhibits in west Japan, where you can see living insects from Japan and the rest of the world. There are a variety of different areas including the Papillon Dome, where you can see fluttering butterflies and Insect Land with its wide variety of insect exhibits. They also hold a variety of activities including special exhibitions, outdoor observation parties, and interactive experiences.
  • Innoshima Flower Center
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimashigeichou Ma God 1182-1
    This flower park is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Besides being able to see various kinds of flowers depending on the season such as cherry blossoms, begonias and pansies, the park also has a greenhouse with banana and mango trees. In addition, there is an open lawn space in the park, and it is used by many local residents as a place to socialize.
  • Kure Municipal Museum of Art
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    3.5
    21 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.

  • WoodOne Museum of Art
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Yoshiwa 4278
    This art museum is located in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It displays various pieces such as modern Japanese paintings, Meissen porcelain, and Satsuma-yaki (Satsuma ware) from the Bakumatsu to Meiji periods (1853–1912). In addition, it holds not only permanent exhibits but also regularly has exhibitions. There is also a shop that sells original goods inside the museum. It is open from March to December every year and is closed during the winter.

    岸田劉生麗子像がウッドワン美術館の顔、と思っていましたが、ガラスなど、知らない世界がどっさり。宮島パワートライアスロンの際に尋ねましたが、次はもっとじっくりと来てみたいと思いました。

  • 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.
  • Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Ebaminami 1-40-1
    This museum dedicated to the subject of meteorology, one of only a few in Japan, is located inside the former head office of the Hiroshima Local Meteorological Office. Its permanent exhibits include independent weather forecasts for the Hiroshima City area, the Meteorological observatory equipment installed at Hiroshima’s former meteorological observatory, materials related to the atomic bombing, and more. In its hands-on exhibit area, visitors can experience strong winds in the museum’s Wind Blast Capsule or feel what it’s like to be inside a typhoon’s clouds in their Typhoon Box.

    For 100yen per adult and children being free its a cheap place to go to do something for a couple of hours. Not lots and lots of things but kept our children occupied for a bit.

  • Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Numakumachou Kamisanna 91
    "The Shinshoji is a Buddhist temple located in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Founded in 1965, the temple's principal object of worship is a statue of Maitreya. Visitors can enjoy a Japanese sweet combo in a tea house on the grounds and also try the same Shinshoji udon noodles eaten by ""unsui"" itinerate trainee monks. The temple offers a Zen training experience as well as activity classes like zazen meditation and traditional sutra copying."
  • Mariho Aquarium
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinishiku Kanonshinmachi 4-14-35 within Hiroshima marina hop
    This aquarium is in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City found in the Hiroshima Marina Hop mall. Here you’ll find dynamic aquarium setting on display, where you can view realistic underwater sceneries and the activities of aquatic animals. Learn about the lives of the fish that live in coral reefs during their educational underwater show performed multiple times every day. The whole aquarium can be rented after closing as a hall for gatherings or year-end-parties..

    My daughter had to go to a zoo, aquarium or like for a homework assignment so we came here. It was a hot day and inside was cool and comfortable. You wont find this aquarium on any top ten list, but...

  • Fukuyama Auto & Clock Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Kitayoshiduchou 3-1-22
    This classic car and antique clock museum in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture allows visitors to take pictures of the displays and can even get in some of the cars. Come see automobiles you probably can’t see anywhere else including classic firetrucks, busses, and commercial vehicles. The museum uses an original old-style bonnet bus for their courtesy shuttle.
  • Fukuyama Zoo
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Ashidachou Fukuda 276-1
    A zoo in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, where you will find a variety of animals including carnivores, monkeys, zebras, birds, and reptiles. They also house the only Borneo Elephant in Japan. You can get up close and personal with the animals with feeding experiences and a park tour.
  • Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
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    4.5
    960 Reviews
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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.

    This is the most serene of museums with a wonderfully respectful atmosphere throughout the facility The building is straightforward to navigate with a good mix of educational and thought provoking...

  • Shukkeien Garden
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    4.5
    1060 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.

    Japanese gardens are special places and this one was no exception. Beautifully planned the garden revolved around a large pool. A great place to spend an unhurried hour or two. They also gave...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
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    4.0
    131 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.

    I have not been to the Art Museum, but I spent a lot of time in the lovely garden . It is an artificial one but very pleasant and beautiful.

  • Onomichi City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    13 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...

  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
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    4.5
    122 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.

    This museum is dedicated to one painter whose dream was for peace His most famous painting is called “the caravan of peace” His paintings are lovely, the museum is lovely and quaint He was suvived...

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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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