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Other Sightseeing Spots in Kure / Higashi-Hiroshima Area

  • Saijo Sakagura-dori Street
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    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
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    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.
  • Ondo Ohashi Bridge
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Ondochouiwashihama
    "This highway bridge connects Kurahashi Island to Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture on the mainland. Its red arches recall the large vermilion torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine. The roads that lead to the bridge spiral up to it, leaving room for large boats to pass beneath. In order to cope with an increase in traffic, they made the ""Second Ondo Ohashi Bridge"" about 350 meters away in 2013. This is also a red Nielsen Lohse arch bridge, but it lacks the spiraling roads. "
  • Mitarai District
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Yutakamachimitarai
    This is a town chosen as the country’s Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, located on Osakishimojima Island. It is an area that flourished as a lodging place on the Seto Inland Sea route, and many buildings built from Edo to the early Showa period remain. The cityscape still with the Edo period atmosphere is striking. There are many places to visit such as a tea house that is once said to have had 100 harlots in its prime, a modern theater from the early Showa period called “Virgo” and a stone lantern Takatouro that conveys the prosperity of the Mitarai.
  • Takehara Important Preservation District
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    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 3
    This Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings is located in Honmachi, Takehara City. Long ago, Takehara prospered as a manor of Kyoto's Shimogamo Shrine. It would later experience great economic growth during the Edo period with the development of the salt farm and cargo vessel industry. Visitors can truly feel the atmosphere of this ancient town from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, and Showa-period buildings that still line its streets.
  • Akinada Tobishima Kaido
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimokamagarichou ・ Amagari-cho ・ Toyohama-cho ・ Toyocho-Okamurajima
    "The collective term for the seven bridges connecting Kure City and the islands of the Aki Sea in Hiroshima Prefecture. ""Tobishima"" is derived from ""tobi-ishi"", meaning ""stepping stones,"" due to the islands' appearance resembling the stepping stones of a garden. The official name for the bridges is the ""Aki Sea Archipelago Connecting Bridges."" All of the bridges are free to cross except for the first bridge connecting to the mainland. Each of the islands has its own charm - Shimo-kamagari Island has many historic sites; Osaki-Shimojima Island is the location of Mitarai, a designated Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings; on Kami-kamagari Island, you can enjoy the beach and marine sports. The bridges and connecting roads are also perfect for cycling and, with few hills, are easy even for beginners to tackle."
  • Mt. Haigamine
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Tochibarachou
    The 737-meter-high Mt. Haigamine, is situated Northeast of Kure City center. On top of the mountain from an observatory one can take in a nightscape chosen as one of Japan's top 100 views, and also one of the top three nightscapes of the Chugoku-Shikoku region. At one time Kure flourished as a military port city. From this spot today a panoramic view of the developing industrial townscape and the beautiful inland sea can still be seen. At night, it is especially beautiful to see the city lights appearing as scattered jewels, making it one of the top three nightscapes in the Chugoku-Shikoku region. When looking at the lights, if the lights spell out 'kure', then it is said that the onlooking couple will be wed, making it also a popular date spot.
  • Renga-dori Shopping District
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Chuo 4
    This shopping street is located a 10-minute walk from JR Kure Station. The street’s 400-meter-long arcade is paved with some 360 thousand bricks, and it is lined with a variety of well-known restaurants, souvenir shops, and other establishments. It is also famous for being the first shopping arcade in Japan to be covered by a retractable domed roof. Bustling with local shoppers, it is the busiest pedestrian thoroughfare in the city.
  • Jumonjiyama Park
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Toyohamacho Toyoshima
    This 3,000 square meter scenic lookout park is located on top of a mountain on the south side of Toyoshima Island, which is a part of Kure City. The mountain has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan’s 100 best island mountains. From the park’s circular, eight-meter-high viewing platform, visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of the beautiful, island-dotted Seto Inland Sea. On clear days, the 360 degree panoramic view extends all the way to the mountains of the Shikoku region. Due to torrential rains, access to the observatory was closed in 2018, but this has now been restored. As some of the forest roads in the area are closed or neglected, be sure to take sufficient care when making your way to the top of the mountain.
  • Mt. Ryuo Observatory
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    Hiroshima Mihara-shi Sunami Cho Okiuracho
    This observatory is located in Setonaikai National Park. Situated on top of 445-meter-high Mt. Ryuo southwest of Mt. Fudekage, the observatory offers one of the best views around of the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. A television tower also stands nearby, and the top of the mountain is maintained as a recreational forest. On clear days, visitors can see the Shikoku Mountains and seven of the 10 bridges on the Nishiseto Expressway. In spring, over 2,000 Yoshino cherries on the mountain come into bloom, and it bustles with visitors as one of the leading cherry blossom-viewing destinations in the prefecture. According to legend, the area as developed by Hatashiro Kunishige, a vassal of the Taira clan, after the clan was defeated in the Battle of Yashima, and in order to differentiate this mountain from the Mt. Ryuo on the north side of the city, some call this Mt. Hata Ryuo.
  • Eden Nomi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Tadanouminagahama 3-chome
  • Asahiyama
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    Hiroshima Takehara-shi Shimonocho
  • Kurotakiyama
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    Hiroshima Takehara-shi Tadanomicho
  • Kenminnohamatentaikansokukan
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kamagarichououra
  • Mihara Uneyama Observatory
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Kuichouyoshida 370-29

    急に訪問してみることになったが、スタッフの方のとても親切な対応・先客様の配慮で心地良い時間を過ごせました。。次回は是非夜間の星空観察に伺いたいと思います追記、指導員の方の歌声最高!

  • Museum of Art Dori
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Saiwaicho
  • Ondonofuruimachinami
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Ondochouiwashihama
  • Akinada Orange Line
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Yutakamachi Ocho
  • Sazanami Skyline
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kawajirichou Mount Noro
  • Kabuto Iwa Observation Deck
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Kawajiricho Norosan

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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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