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.

MAZDA MUSEUM
MAZDA MUSEUM

Mazda is an automobile manufacturer based in Hiroshima. The Mazda Museum on the company's grounds is open to the public and is popular with visitors from both Japan and overseas. Here, you can see the past, present, and future of Mazda's automobile manufacturing and visit as well the actual assembly plant. Reservations are required, so please ...

HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER
HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER

Named after the folded paper crane, which is a symbol of peace, the Orizuru Tower is a facility located on the east side of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a World Heritage site. The rooftop observation deck provides panoramic views of Hiroshima City, and if the weather's clear, you can even see as far as Miyajima. In one section, you can learn the chan...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The museum continues to spearhead the global movement towards nuclear disarmament and a lasting world peace. The museum is divided into the East Building and the Main Building. In the museum, the history of Hiroshima before and after the bombing is exhibited with pictures, movies and displays. Also, there are some items that convey the devasta...

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

Among the narrow alleyways and streets on Mt. Senkoji in Onomichi City, the "path of cats" is proving highly popular with cat-lovers. Be sure to visit the Maneki-neko Museum located along this path. Maneki-neko - meaning the 'beckoning cat' - is thought to be a lucky charm in Japanese tradition....

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

This former merchant's Edo period mansion has been converted into a museum. The main building, the storehouse and the special exhibition hall display approximately 2,000 historical items collected with the cooperation of the community. The museum opened in 1974....

Treasure Hall
Treasure Hall

The treasure hall houses items from the Taira clan and its associates. It is worshipped and thought to bring prosperity. A famous copied sutra of the Taira clan, ancient weapons, and musical instruments are exhibited in the hall....

Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum
Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

Honkawa Elementary School is situated 410m away from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb. Most of the building has been renovated, however, the certain remains of the original building including the basement has been preserved and currently forms part of the Peace Museum. The school was featured in a manga novel called "Hadashi-no-Gen" drawn by ...

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

In 1986, after a big renovation project, the museum reopened with modern amenities and an aesthetic balance with the famous Shukkei-en Gardens next door. The museum exhibits artworks associated with Hiroshima prefecture, Japanese and Asian art and craft, as well as other displays concentrating on work created in the 1920s and 30s. The museum h...

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 a great selection of glass on show, from precious ancient glass to everyday glass used during the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods. The Modern World Glass Art Museum exhibits artworks by glass-craft artists from around the world. There is also a lot to discover in the World Beads Museum, the Glass Castle, and the Worl...

Yamato Museum
Yamato Museum

This museum showcases the history of Kure from its origins with Japan's push for modernization after the Meiji Restoration - modernization built around steel and shipbuilding. The exhibits also explain the efforts and hardships experienced by the people who built the city. There is a 1:10 scale replica of the battleship 'Yamato' inside the mus...

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