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History and culture

A fascinating experience that can only be felt here

Tobishima Kaido “Mitarai Townscape Preservation District”

Travel back in time to the Edo period! The townscape of Mitarai, Japan Heritage

Irifuneyama Memorial Hall (Former Kure Chinju-fu Commander-in-Chief Office)

On the walls and ceilings of the former Kure Chinjufu (Chinjufu) commander's office, there are rare jintang paper in the whole country.

Kagura Monzen Yuji Village

It is a nostalgic world that seems to have returned to Japan when I was young, and it is an old-fashioned Yuji village lined with rural restaurants that use plenty of natural radon hot springs, mountain foods, and village foods, and lattice-built inns.

Sengoku Garden History Museum

Historic site The core facility that guides the whole of the Yoshikawa clan castle ruins (9 historic sites such as the Kikkawa Motoharu-kan ruins, Mantokuin ruins, and Kokurayama castle ruins) is the “Sengoku Garden History Museum”.

Takehara Enjoy Sightseeing Bus Tour from Hiroshima Station

A regular bus tour of Takehara sightseeing that departs from JR Hiroshima Station's north exit. Tour the “Takehara Townscape Preservation District” certified as a Japan Heritage Site and “Okunoshima,” which is known for inhabiting about 900 rabbits.

Walk around the townscape preservation district certified as a Japan Heritage site with a local guide

Stroll through the townscape preservation district, which has been designated as an important group of traditional buildings and has also been certified as a Japan Heritage Site. We will also guide you through the mansions and venerable temples that were the locations of the dramas.

“Seto no Kamakura” in the SUNAMI area

The Sunami area with an outstanding view facing the Seto Inland Sea is a notable area where fashionable shops such as old private house cafes, guest houses, and pottery studios open new stores.

Fukuyama City Regular Sightseeing Bus A trip around Japan Heritage Tomonoura

It comes with a conductor guide. In the morning, take a minibus to Tomonoura via Myoo-in (car window) and Shinshoji Temple. In the afternoon, take the oldest shared bonnet bus in Japan to Tomonoura via the Fukuyama Automobile and Clock Museum and Myoo-in Temple.

Holocaust Memorial

The first Holocaust Education Center in Japan, opened at the 50th anniversary of the war, exhibits materials and relics from the Auschwitz concentration camp during the war. It is a memorial hall where you can learn about peace through the Holocaust (persecution of Jews) by Nazi Germany. In Anne's rose garden in the new building, roses named “Anne Frank's Keepsake” are planted in memory of Anne.

Jose Tenryo Tourism (townscape walk)

The top and bottom of the Edo bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun) were established, and the financial industry flourished later. A guide will guide you through the white-walled townscape where the remnants remain. The old private house lodging facility “Accommodation Machiya Tenryo Jogage” opened this spring is also noteworthy.


Located at the foot of Mt. Misen, directly behind Itsukushima Shrine, the head temple of the Shingon sect Omuro school

Saigoku Kaido/Kaita City Guided Tour

The heart of “omotenashi” that lives on today

Walking tour around the Naval Academy

The former Naval Academy is one of the top three military schools in the world along with Dartmouth Annapolis. You can visit the “Student Hall” built in the Meiji period, and the “Educational Reference Hall” where valuable historical materials are exhibited. Three paid (1,200 yen) courses (organized by the tourist association 0823-42-4871) where you can see the turrets of the battleship “Mutsu” are also being held.

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