If you’re with your family, it’s fun in a nearby park, but why don’t you play hard in a large park sometimes?
In Hiroshima and its suburbs, there are many parks that are perfect for weekend drives and fun.
Climb on a large playground equipment, challenge a long roller coaster, or lie down on the lawn square.
Experiences that are slightly different from usual should make children’s hearts and bodies grow quickly.
Not only can it be enjoyed by the family, but it also has the effect of relieving stress for dads and moms. Find your family’s favorite park.

START: Hiroshima city

Via National Route 2, Prefectural Route 276
25 minutes by car

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Kaita Comprehensive Park

There are complex playground equipment that even small children can enjoy, thrilling roller slides, athletics, Tarzan ropes, etc., which can be enjoyed according to the age of the child. There is a light meal and cafe “Hachi Cafe” in the administration building, as well as chairs and tables that are convenient for eating bento boxes on the terrace, so let’s play plenty of time all day.

[Address] Tokaita, Kaita-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima

START: Hiroshima city

Via National Highway 2 and National Route 31
25 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

I also recommend this! Bayside Beach Slope

It is the closest beach from Hiroshima city. An artificial sandy beach continues for about 1200m along National Route 31, and is open at night except for the summer swimming season (July and August). You can take a walk while enjoying the sunset and night view. There are toilets and outdoor showers, and shops open during the bathing season, so you can easily enjoy playing in the sea with your family.

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Kirari Sakanagisa Park

It is a seaside park completed in 2014. Colorful playground equipment such as rope playground equipment stretched in the shape of a spider web and a composite slide are lined up, and children are excited to play next time. There is also an “all-weather playground equipment” with a roof for small children, so you can play comfortably while feeling the sea breeze even in the summer when the sun is strong.

[Address] Heiseigahama 4-chome, Saka-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC

40 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

I also recommend this! Sera Yume Park

It is a huge park of 270,000 square meters consisting of “Sera Prefectural Park” and “Sera Winery”. The park, which makes use of the nature of the hilly area, is perfect for children to run around. The “Sera Miniature Garden,” which has playground equipment with motifs such as tourist spots and special products in Sera-cho, is also popular. “Sera Winery” has a wine shop as well as a Yume Kogen Market where fresh vegetables are lined up.

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START:Sera Kogen Farm

It is a flower farm boasting a site of about 150,000 square meters. Vitamin-colored flowers bloom and compete with 750,000 tulips in spring, 1.1 million sunflowers in summer, and 25,000 dahlias of 450 types in autumn. If you take a commemorative photo in the flower garden, it should be a lifetime memory. Farm restaurants, flower cafes, and hands-on menus and events that children can enjoy are also popular.

[Address] 114-11 Bessho, Sera-cho, Sera-gun, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Otake IC

20 minutes by car

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Hachigamine Comprehensive Park

It is a huge park marked by a Ferris wheel that overlooks the Seto Inland Sea. Popular with children are the “Large Roller Slide,” which boasts a total length of 255 meters, and the “Mini SL,” which runs a long distance of 743 meters. In addition to being able to play freely in the athletics of the “Adventure Forest”, the largest “rose garden” in Yamaguchi prefecture, where 4,000 stocks of 180 species are in full bloom, is also wonderful.

[Address] Seta, Waki-cho, Kuga-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

25 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

This is the souvenir! Figs, processed strawberries

Tabuse-cho boasts the No. 1 production of figs in the prefecture. Strawberries also boast top-class production in the prefecture. The Tabuse Regional Exchange Center, which sells fresh agricultural products and processed products from Tabuse, sells fig jam, wine, and strawberry jam all year round, so be sure to stop by.

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Furusato Poetry Park

A walking park with 30 monuments of nostalgic nursery rhymes and shoka along the Tabuse River. There is a music box on the 10 monuments in the park, and you can actually listen to the song by pressing the button, so it seems fun for parents and children to chorus. It is also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot where about 350 cherry blossoms bloom in spring.

[Address] Shimotafuse, Tabuse-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

50 minutes by car

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Shiroyama Historical Park

It is a park that maintains the top of Shiroyama (sea castle) and the Kaminoseki Castle ruins of a mountain castle related to the medieval Murakami navy. Approximately 180 Kawazu cherry trees are in full bloom every spring, and a cherry blossom festival is held from late February to early March, and you can take a walk while watching the seasonal flowers. It’s also good to learn about history with your family while watching the Kaminoseki Strait from the hill.

[Address] Oaza Naga, Kaminoseki Town, Kumage District, Yamaguchi Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Saijo IC

20 minutes by car

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Roadside Station Lakeside no Sato Fukutomi

The roadside station surrounded by Fukutomi Dam (commonly known as Shakunage Lake) is a popular spot crowded with families on weekends. There is a day campsite in the facility where you can enjoy barbecues, and you can play with your children on the colorful large-scale complex playground equipment on the lawn. The gelato sold on site is also a must-try.

[Address] 1506 Hisayoshi, Fukutomi-cho, Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Saijo IC

15 minutes by car

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Koi Moji Park

It is a park with a barbecue place and a dog park operated by locals. There is also a large playground equipment that can be played by 4th graders in the park, and a barbecue area with a roof, perfect for an easy outdoor experience with children. Cherry blossoms, maple trees, and ginkgo trees are planted in the park, so you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing and fall foliage hunting.

[Address] 10023 Zouga, Takaya-cho, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

1 hour 10 minutes by car

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Nagisa Aquarium

It is a small aquarium on the edge of Suo Oshima. In Japan’s largest indoor touching pool, you can touch sea cucumbers, starfish, and even sharks. In addition, you can also meet beautiful jellyfish that inhabit the Seto Inland Sea and some unusual fish.

[Address] 2211-1 Oaza Ihoda, Suooshima-cho, Oshima-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

25 minutes by car

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Yamaguchi Flower Land

A flower theme park where you can enjoy seasonal flowers at various places in the park. In addition to the “Satoyama Adventure Hiroba” where there is a large playground equipment that children love, and the “Waterside Adventure Plaza” with a pond where misohagigama grows, there are also greenhouses, books and information rooms. After playing hard, spread out bento boxes in the open space on the lawn and relax.

[Address] 500-1 Shinjo, Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Start: Sanyo Expressway Iwakuni IC

25 minutes by car

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Yanai Wellness Park Aqua Duck Yanai

It is a popular park with a large lawn park and a large complex playground equipment. It is a health promotion facility where children and the elderly can enjoy, and there is also playground equipment that even small children can play with, so you can enjoy it with peace of mind. You can swim and exercise in the water at Aqua Hill Yanai, and after playing a lot and sweating, refresh yourself at the hot bath facility and return home

[Address] 1326-1 Shinjo, Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

40 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

This is it for gourmet food! Iwakuni sushi

Oshizushi, a specialty of Iwakuni, has been eaten in Iwakuni Castle, and is also known as “tonosama sushi”. Sushi that combines gorgeous appearance, taste, and volume, such as lotus root, shiitake mushrooms, and kinshi eggs, which are local specialties of Iwakuni, are popular as local dishes unique to the Iwakuni region.

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Underground Kingdom Mikawa Mu Valley

Approximately 1 km of the tungsten mine site with a total length of 43 km that was closed is used as an adventure stage. The theme is a super ancient civilization, and the bizarre mystery solving exploration style changes every year, so it’s exciting no matter how many times you visit. The temperature is constant all year round and is about 16 degrees Celsius. It is also attractive because it is cool in summer and warm in winter.

[Address] 1564-1 Negasa, Mikawa-cho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

START: Hiroshima city

Via Prefectural Route 70
25 minutes by car

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Mizuikyo Forest Park

It is a lush green park that makes use of the natural valley that spreads upstream of the Enokawa River. If you climb the promenade, you will be healed by the negative ions of the forest and the waterfront, where you will find a large embankment, a zelkova square, a campsite, a waterfall at Kusazuri (Kusazuri) waterfall, Ishikorobi pond, and a relaxing plaza. The view from the observatory overlooking Hiroshima Bay is also spectacular.

[Address] Ishikorobi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima

START: Hiroshima city

Via prefectural road 37, prefectural road 70, prefectural road 84
15 minutes by car

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Sora Shiroyama Park

It is a comprehensive park that spreads over a small hill in the center of Fuchu Town. A slide in the shape of an octopus is the symbol, and the slide extends from the top in all directions. There is a field athletic “Adventure Forest” with Tarzan rope, log steps, etc., that surrounds the park, and you can enjoy a little adventurous feeling.

[Address] 2-16-23 Hamada, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima

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