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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Kure / Higashi-Hiroshima Area

  • 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.
  • Fujii Shuzo Brewery Koryukan
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 3-4-14
    A communication space used by the long-established Fujii Shuzo sake brewery. A portion of this wooden sake warehouse built in the Edo period is open to the public, and a faint whiff of sake floats in the air. Visitors can try sakes for free and there are also souvenirs available for sale such as renowned sakes, beauty soaps made with sake lees, and handmade knickknacks and accessories. There’s a soba noodle restaurant where you can enjoy select handmade soba noodles, taimeshi sea bream over rice, tempura, and sake. The nearest station is Takehara Station.
  • Mancho Plum Grove
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi Fuka Machi Komoguchi 1816
    A Japanese plum grove park located a 10-minute drive from the Onomichi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. Some 1,000 plum trees grow in the park and during the blooming season it bustles with visitors come to see their flowers. Actually a plum tree orchard, most of the trees are white blossom flowering Nanko plums. During the peak blooming period, usually early March, the Mancho Plum Blossom Viewing Festival is held, and light meals and foods made with Japanese plums are available for sale. Pets are allowed in the park as long as they are leashed. Around early June, visitors can also go plum picking here and, with an advance reservation, do activities such as jam making and making candied plum extract.
  • Ebisudo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Takehara-shi Honmachi 3
  • Furusato Community Center
    Hiroshima Etajima Etajimacho Chuo 1-3-10
  • Ryojo no 200 Stairs
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Kure-shi

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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