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  • Yamato Museum
    726 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.

    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...

  • Kure Tourist Information Plaza
    41 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...

  • Takehara Sea Station
    1 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.


  • Mt. Noro (Mt. Zendana)
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Hiromachi
    This mountain in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture stands at 839 meters. The mountain draws large numbers of tourists every year with its variety of outdoor leisure activities including mountain climbing and camping, its famous locales for watching cherry blossoms and autumn colors, and its famous historical locations such as Noro-jinja Shrine and Kobo-ji Temple. The Sazanami Skyline road takes you to the Jumonji Rotary near the top of the mountain, and you can either choose the Dondon Mountain Climbing Course or the Kabuto Boulder Course to finish the ascent.
  • Roadside Station Yogansu Hakuryu
    7 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.

    道の駅にしては規模は小さいですが、美味しいと評判のピザ屋さんがあります。 隣の建物では地元の野菜が売られています。プリンなども売られていて、スプーンもくださるので、是非その場で召し上がってください。 道の駅の側には川があり、夏はとても気持ち良さそう。お弁当持って行けば自然いっぱいで気持ち良いです。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roadside Station Kohan no sato Fukutomi
    4 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.

    道の駅にあるレストランですが、店名のくろぼやは、近くにあるクロボヤ峡が由来です。 クロボヤ峡には天然のしゃくなげが咲いていて、5月から6月の一定期間開放されて、しゃくなげを楽しむことができます。

  • Kure Kansen Meguri Cruise
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Aohata Jam Deck
    9 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.

    工場見学とジャム作りの体験ができます。800円で4瓶分の自分で作ったジャム作りを持ち帰ることができ、他のジャムの試食や購入も可能。 自作のジャムはとっても美味しくて、シーズン毎に瓶のラッピングの絵柄も変わるそうで、可愛いくてコレクションもできそう。 ジュースやジャムを使ったサンデーも販売していました。 高温での調理なので、ジャム作り体験は小学生以下は参加できませんが、とても楽しめます!

  • Edo Minatomachi Tenjikan Otomeza
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Yutakamachimitarai
    This museum is located in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and is where you can see exhibited documents on the history and culture of local port town, Mitarai. In addition, it is attached to the restored building of the Otomeza, used as a theatre and cinema is the early Showa period (1926–1989). You can see things such as a movie poster exhibit and drop curtain with tall lanterns depicted, bringing many movie fans.
  • Saijo Sakagura-dori Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Prefecture Higashihiroshima-shi
    Seven sake brewers are clustered together on this street in Saijo Ward, Higashi-hiroshima City. Saijo-style brewery buildings that have red brick chimneys as their trademark as well as retro-style buildings lining the street create a quaint atmosphere. They hold limited time events, and sake brewery tours with “Drunken Walk Ticket” are popular among the local people and tourists. Sake brewer tour is popular among locals and tourists.
  • Observatory in Jumonjiyama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Toyohamachoutoyoshima
    An observatory with an eight-meter-tall dome in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture located on the summit of Mt. Jumonji, the second tallest mountain on Toyoshima Island in the Tobishima sea route. From the observation platform you get a panoramic view of the various islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea. On clear days you can even see the far-flung mountains of Ehime Prefecture.
  • Takehara Townscape Preservation Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 3-11-7
    This history museum is located in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Visitors can view historical materials, videos, and other exhibits on Takehara City’s Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Some of the center’s activities include hosting seminars on townscape preservation and conducting historical research. The center is visited by many tourists exploring the preservation district.
  • Taketsuru Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 3-10-29
    A long-standing sake brewery in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is famous as the birthplace of Taketsuru Masataka, the father of Japanese whisky. Available for purchase here are special sakes that can’t be bought anywhere else. This location has drawn lots of fans and tourists after being used as the model location for an NHK drama.
  • Roadside Station Takehara
    61 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 1-1-1
    This roadside station in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture is characterized by its abundant selection of local Takehara specialties including bamboo work masterpieces and sake. The attached restaurant features authentic French food made with local ingredients personally selected by the head chef.

    This is one of the between Michi-no-Eki we have stayed at The toilets are spotless, and there is a disabled with warm water, so a proper body and hair wash is possible It is in town but right next to...

Hiroshima Main 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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