Museums

Museums

The great painters’ works, the modern arts, and historical exhibitions – when you would like to come in touch with the arts in Hiroshima, we have several museums in and out of city too. When visiting the Treasure Hall in the Miyajima Island, you can see many kinds of treasures which were made in the old times. The museum that the number of visitors is the number one in Hiroshima-city may be Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the Peace Memorial Park, and you can see a lot of exhibits about the atomic bomb there. There are many other museums for coming in touch with arts and exhibitions in Hiroshima prefecture.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has continuously appealed for the elimination of nuclear armaments and the realization of permanent world peace. It is divided into east building and main building. At the east building, the history of Hiroshima (Hiroshima-no-ayumi) dealing with the A-bomb exposure period is presented through picture panels, fil...

Maneki-neko Museum and Path of Cats
Maneki-neko Museum and Path of Cats

There are several ranges of atmospheric narrow lanes at Mt. Senkoji in Onomichi City. Among them the one called "path of cats" amuses visitors with adorable kittens wandering everywhere. Maneki-neko Museum is located along this path. Maneki-neko, literally a beckoning cat, is said to be a lucky figurine in Japan who will beckon good luck and f...

Hiroshima Prefectural History Museum
Hiroshima Prefectural History Museum

The historical ruins of a town existed in the medieval times called "Kusado-sengen-cho-iseki", which had been lying on the bottom of Ashida-river for years, has been returned after the long time excavation research. While walking around the restored old town, you can watch the way of life of the ancient people.This is the museum where you can ...

Miyajima Municiple History and Folklore Museum
Miyajima Municiple History and Folklore Museum

A mansion of a wealthy merchant, said to have been built at the end of the Edo Period, has been made into a museum. The main building and the storehouse were renovated, and a new exhibition hall was added to display approximately 2,000 items collected with the cooperation of people in the community. The museum was opened in 1974....

Treasure Hall
Treasure Hall

The treasure hall houses the items the Taira clan and its supporters worshipped for prosperity. The famous copied sutra of the Taira clan, weapons, items and musical instruments were offered for worship here in the past, and some of them are exhibited in the hall....

Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum
Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

Honkawa Elementary School located within 410m of the burst point, the closest place to the center of the explosion was one of the worst hit places. Although the bombed building had been repeatedly maintained and repaired, most of buildings had been taken away during the renovation of school building except for parts of the bombed building and ...

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

In 1986, after renovating old facilities and its contents, the museum reopened as an urban-type museum with good amenities, concentrating on forming a balanced picture with the adjacent lush green "Shukkei-en", a nationwide famous garden. The museum possesses and exhibits several pieces of art works associated with Hiroshima prefecture, Japane...

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Standing on Hijiyama hill, a part of the park above the city, this museum opened in 1989 as the first modern Art museum of the city. The basic themes of the collections are; (1) primary art works that shows the history of modern art after the Second World War (2) fine art works showing the relation between Hiroshima and modern art (3) fine art...

Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)
Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)

This glass museum has great selections of glass, from precious ancient glasses of the B.C. 15th century to the glasses, which were used on a daily basis from Edo era to early Showa era, is exhibited. There is Modern World Glass Art Museum exhibiting the artworks performed by glass-craft artists of the world, and other types of museum like Worl...

Yamato Museum
Yamato Museum

This museum introduces the "history of Kure" which represents the modern Japanese history after Meiji era, and each kinds of "science technology" including shipbuilding and iron manufacture industry, focusing on the effort of our ancestors and their life/culture. Inside the building, the 1/10 scale battleship "Yamato" is exhibited. The bottle ...

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