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  • Yamato Museum
    824 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.

    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...

  • Roadside Station Mihara Shinmei no sato
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Itosaki 4-21-1
    This roadside station is in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. At the local goods shop you’ll find fresh seafood caught from the Seto Inland Sea as well as fruit and vegetables from local farmers. In the restaurant and fast food corner, they create and serve dishes using local seasonal ingredients, and their octopus dishes, such as the octopus tempura rice bowl or their octopus tempura curry, are very popular.

    食堂は三原名物のたこを使った料理が食べられるようです。直売所には、みかんや柚子など柑橘類が数種類あり試食もあり吟味して買う事が出来ます。 魚介類もありお惣菜も沢山あり選ぶのが大変ですが、楽しめました。 お菓子などのお土産も沢山ありました。 決済は現金のみでした。

  • Roadside Station Kohan no sato Fukutomi
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Fukutomichoukuba 1506
    A roadside station in East-Hiroshima City. This lake-side roadside station is surrounded by nature and built around the concept of “Eat, Play, Relax”. There are a variety of facilities including a hall which sells local specialties and fresh vegetables from local farms as well as a play area with children’s playground equipment. There are also a BBQ area, a multipurpose hall and grounds, making this a multifaceted location.


  • JMSDF the First Service School (Former Imperial Naval Academy)
    124 Reviews
    Hiroshima Pref. Etajimashi Etajimachou Presence of country
    Counted as one of the world’s three major naval academies the JMSDF the First Service School is located at the site of the former Imperial Naval Academy. There are many places to see such as the stately, red brick former Imperial Naval Academy Student Pavilion and the Great Auditorium. It is also used as a film location. Visitors are prohibited from touring the site freely, and are required not to leave before the tour ends. Give yourself plenty of time when you visit and follow the information from the guide.

    This place is not quite a tourist spot. The site is a training school for JMSDF so theres no walking around separated from the group. This includes the urgent business when nature calls, so finish...

  • Greenpia Setouchi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Yasurachoumitsuguchi 326-48
    A hotel and resort in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Try out their public baths with panoramic view or their buffet with fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea. With plenty of other activities to enjoy including the sunshine pool which opens during the summer, ground golf, and tennis, this is a popular location amongst tourists.
  • Kure Tourist Information Plaza
    52 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 2-23-2
    This tourist information center is on the second floor of Kure Central Pier Terminal, located about a one-minute walk from JR Kure Station. Visitors can pick up pamphlets and flyers about tourism in Kure City, arrange a tourist taxi, receive information on transportation, and more. It also offers a large rest space. Adjacent to the Yamato Museum, many tourists visit the center.

    The tourism information centre is located just outside the JR Kure railway station and provide valuable guidance for the tourist areas that can be visited in Kure along with the access options. The...

  • City Plaza Sugiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Chuou 3-8-18 Inside the Sunroad Republic Building
    This restaurant is in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Their menu includes both Japanese and western dishes made from seasonal ingredients. All rooms are private with Japanese and western style rooms able to fit your number of guests and desires. This popular restaurant also offers a complimentary shuttle for groups.
  • Takehara Sea Station
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Minatomachi 4-2-24
    This seaside station in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture is a tourist location that specializes in the specialty marine products of the Seto Inland Sea. On the first floor you’ll find stalls selling seafood and fish paste products as well as seasonal fruits. On the third floor is a restaurant where you can enjoy casual Italian dining while looking out over the water. The whole restaurant can be rented.


  • Roadside Station Yogansu Hakuryu
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Daiwachouwaki 652-3
    A roadside station in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture that sells local produce including lotus root and peaches, and their original brand of local specialty products made from adlay. The restaurant offers Italian cuisine including stone oven pizza and pasta. Their fragrant adlay soft serve ice cream is also popular.


  • Mukunashi Dam (Hakuryu Lake)
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Daiwachouwaki
    This freshwater lake is in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture was formed after the Mukunashi Dam was built in 1969 and draws its name from the legendary story related to Mukunashi River. Just upstream, you’ll find the Lake Hakuryu Sports Village with the Hakuryu Dome, baseball field, and tennis courts. There are also other ways to pass the time including the lakeside Roadside Station Yogansu Hakuryu and a resort center.
  • Nanaura Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Yasurachouato
    This beach front is in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. From this sandy beach with gentle waves, you can look across the water to the far shores of islands in the Seto Inland Sea including Toyoshima island and Kamagari island. This beach always draws crowds of swimmers during the summer season. There are a cafe in the area as well as BBQ spots along the beach where you can enjoy BBQ with making reservations in advance.
  • Human Beach Nagase (Nagase Beach)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Etajimashi Noumichounakamachi
    This beach in Etajima, Hiroshima is a 400-meter artificial beach that is known for its gentle waves and clear water. Shower huts, beach houses, and changing rooms are on site, and the beach always draws lots of swimmers during its open season. You can also enjoy a variety of marine sports including canoes, paddleboards, and wake boards.
  • Kaieki San-no-Seki
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimokamagarichou Shimoshima 2358-1
    A local specialty shop in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come and find local specialties and processed food from Shimo-Kamagari Island including hijiki and citrus fruits. Also, try their popular Jako-tempura which isn’t fried until you order it. It sells out quickly and is popular with tourists.
  • Katsurahama Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kurahashichou
    This sandy beach in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is used as a swimming area during the summer. Its beautiful scenery made an appearance in the 8th century Manyoshu collection of poetry and has been selected for both Japan’s top 100 beaches and Japan’s top 100 scenes of white sand and green pines. There is also a nearby stone monument dedicated to the Manyoshu. The beach draws many tourists.
  • Kure Kansen Meguri Cruise
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 4-44 Kure Central Pier Terminal 1F
    A naval station cruise in Kure City , Hiroshima Prefecture. Come see the submarines and escort vessel of the Maritime Self Defense Force moored in the Kure Naval Station, which is said to be the largest Naval Port in East. You can see a variety of marine vessels up close while listening to descriptions provided by a Maritime Self Defense Force OB. The cruise has a running time of approximately 30 minutes.


  • Kure Municipal Museum of Art
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

  • Kure Central Pier Terminal
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 4-44
    This ferry pier is located in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The building features brick walls and a symbolic dome on the bronze roof. Inside, the terminal features a restaurant, an observation deck with a 360-degree view of the city, and more. Famous for having been one of the filming locations of the 2004 film Umizaru, many tourist visit the terminal.
  • National Etajima Youth Friendship Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Etajimashi Etajimachoutsukumo 1-1-1
    This facility in Etajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture offers hands-on nature experiences. It features a variety of facilities including camping sites, an outdoor cooking area, an athletic field, a gymnasium, and more. Visitors can enjoy engaging in sports and recreational activities. Other facilities include training rooms that can be used for educational and cultural activities. The facility is used by many people, especially children from within the prefecture.
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Chuo Forest Park
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.


  • Aohata Jam Deck
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanouminakamachi 1-2-43
    This by reservation only factory tour facility is located in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. This is where you can experience making jam and go on a factory tour and taste jam in the refurbished old Aohata factory. In addition, it has an adjoining jam shop and Jam Deck cafe, and is visited by many tourists.


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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