Museum / Science Museum Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Yamato Museum
    839 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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)
    559 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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 Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • MAZDA Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Yamato Gallery ZERO
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 3-3-17
    This is a memorial hall exhibiting items related to Leiji Matsumoto, a manga artist known for works such as Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999. In the museum, visitors can see paraphernalia that conveys the attraction of each of his works such as the Space Battleship Yamato, a model of the robot that appears in the works, and special books on his masterpiece. Mr. Matsumoto’s interview video is also shown in the theater. A collection of books that became the origin of his literary creation are also exhibited. The nearest is station is Kure Station.


  • Numaji Transportation Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Akitakata City Museum of Local History
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Akitakatashi Yoshidachouyoshida 278-1
    This is a museum which introduces the history and cultural properties of Akitakata City, focusing on Mouri and his stronghold, Koriyama Castle. Ancient documents related to Mouri Motonari, artifacts from Koriyama castle, as well as items dedicated to shrines and temples by Mouri are exhibited. Various exhibitions are held in addition to the permanent exhibition.
  • Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Fukuyama Kusado Sengen Museum (Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Hiroshima City Insectarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 5-Days Children’s Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Fukuyama Auto & Clock Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Irifuneyama Memorial Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Onomichi History Museum
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Kubo 1-14-1


  • Mihara Uneyama Observatory
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Kuichouyoshida 370-29


  • Miyoshi Mononoke Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Miyoshi-shi Miyoshimachi 1691-4
  • Fukuyama Jo Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Marunouchi 1-8
  • Setodacho History Folk customs Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Setodacho Setoda 254-2
  • Jimmy Carter Civic Ctr Planetarium Tate
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Kounuchouhongou 940
  • Miwakyododenshukan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Miwachoukamichi 2096-1

Hiroshima Areas


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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