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  • Yamato Museum
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    4.5
    726 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.

    The might and splendor of the battleship Yamato was shown as well as how it was brought down by the night of air power! It was awesome and so very informative. Don’t forget to check out the...

  • Greenpia Setouchi
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    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.
  • Nanaura Beach
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    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)
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    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.
  • Kure Municipal Museum of Art
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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.
  • National Etajima Youth Friendship Center
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    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
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    3.5
    14 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.

    広島空港の東側に広がる中央森林公園は広い公園でサイクリングや庭園の三景園での散策が楽しめる施設です。空港の滑走路に隣接する場所では飛行機を近くで見ることができます。

  • Bamboo Joy Highland
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    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Takasakichou 1414
    This bamboo-themed multipurpose park is located in Takehara City, Hiroshima. At the park’s Take no Yakata, visitors can learn hands-on about the ecology of bamboo, try their hand at bamboo handicrafts, and more. The park, which is also equipped with athletic facilities such as an athletic field and a gymnasium, is frequently used by locals as a place to socialize.
  • Ikoi-no-Mori Park
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    4.0
    1 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...

  • Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijouchoutaguchi 67-1
    A park in Higashi-hiroshima City, which is also known as the Aqua Park. The park was built for the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games. It has a great variety of facilities for all sorts of sporting events including a baseball stadium, athletic field, tennis courts, and a gym. Special classes for a variety of sports and events are also held here.
  • JMSDF Kure Museum (Tetsunokujira—The Iron Whale)
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    4.0
    12 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.

    This is a nice little cafe in the JMSDF Submarine Museum. The menu is only in Japanese and there is only a limited selection of food and drink but still enough to satisfy for a quick snack break...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Beach
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kamagarichououra Maeokiura 7605
    A beach located in Kamagari-cho, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The 400 meter long beach has been selected for inclusion in the Japan's 100 Best Beaches list, a list of Japan's 55 best beaches, and a list of the 100 most comfortable beaches in Japan. Visitors can rent stand seats, tent seats, and parasols; the beach is also replete with warm water showers, changing rooms, and toilets. Beachside clubhouses sell shaved ice and light meals, and everyone, from groups of friends to families with children, can have summertime fun here.

    There is a nice golden beach! Very quiet, and not so crowd. After swimming, you can take a sea salt hot spring, and having a nice seafood lunch! My recommendation is Harb tea cafe and Observatory...

  • Alley Karasukojima Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shouwachou
    A park established on a former Imperial Japanese naval base in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The park is the only place in the country where you can view Maritime Self Defense Force submarines up close. Visitors are free to walk about the park’s grounds. Red brick former naval arms and arsenal factory buildings surround the park, and a crane once used to lower torpedoes and other equipment onto ships still stands on one of the docks. At the JMSDF Kure Regional District Headquarters (F Berth) immediately adjacent, the general public is permitted to view the inside of a destroyer every Sunday (advance application required).
  • Irifuneyama Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    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.

    The main attraction in this place is the house of Japan Marine Commander in Kure. The house is unique because the front sidenis western style but the rear sude is Japanese style. There is also...

  • Shotoen Garden
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    3.5
    6 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.

    呉市下蒲刈島の三之瀬地区にあります。この地区は昔は多くの船が立ち寄った場所で、朝鮮通信使なども訪れたそうです。そのときの様子などがわかる資料館もあります。

  • Ondo no Seto Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kegoya 8
    You’ll find this park on the Honshu side of the “Ondo no Seto” channel that connects Kurahashi-jima Island and Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture on the mainland. According to legend, the two shores used to be connected long ago, but Taira no Kiyomori called back the setting sun and completed the channel in a single day. The park offers a breathtaking view of the contrast between the blue of the water and sky and the crimson arches of the Ondo Bridge and Second Ondo Bridge. From late March until early April, the cherry blossoms bloom, and from late April until early May, the azaleas bloom, attracting throngs of tourists.
  • Yamato Gallery ZERO
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    宇宙戦艦ヤマトなどで有名な松本零士さんのミュ-ジアムです。生い立ちからヤマトや銀河鉄道999などの作品が見られます。ヤマトの衣装や森雪がいたりと楽しめます。

  • Rantokaku Art Museum
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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.
  • Higashihiroshima Sports Park Baseball Ground (Higashihiroshima Aqua Stadium)
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    Hiroshima Higashihiroshima-shi Saijo Machida Exit 67-1 Higashihiroshima Undokoen Uchi
  • Hakuryuko Tourism Orchard
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Daiwachouogusa 398
    A tourism orchard located in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Countless fans love coming here to eat the orchard's safe, healthy fruit. Here visitors can enjoy strawberry picking from December to May, cherry fruit and grapes in June, and pears from August. No reservations necessary; admittance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The orchard also has a golf putting course and rents all the equipment necessary, ensuring people of all ages can easily enjoy a round of putting golf. The thatched roof rest building is open to being used as a barbecue ground, and visitors can have a relaxing time barbecuing, making this a destination where everyone from children to adults can enjoy an entire, fun-filled day.

    梨、ぶどう狩セットで訪問しました。梨は愛甘水系、ぶどうはオーロラブラックという品種でした。農園のおじさんがレトロな軽自動車で畑まで送迎してくれます。急かす事もなく「ゆっくり好きなのを選んで下さい」と、親切に対応してくれました。食べ放題ではないので、滞在時間は20-30分程度になってしまうと思います。

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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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