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History and culture

Fascinating experiences 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 Official Residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Kure Naval Station)

On the walls and ceilings of the former Kure Naval Station Commander's office, there are rare gold wall-paper.

Kagura Monzen Toji Mura

It is a nostalgic world that seems to have returned to old Showa era. In the Kagura Monzen Toji Mura, there are rural restaurants that use plenty of natural radon hot springs and local ingredients.

Sengoku Garden History Museum

Historic site facility where you can discover the whole Kikkawa Clan Okgurayama Castle Remains (9 historic sites such as the Kikkawa Motoharu-kan ruins, Mantokuin ruins, and Kokurayama castle ruins).

Takehara Enjoy Sightseeing Bus Tour from Hiroshima Station

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

Walk around Takehara townscape preservation district with a local guide

Stroll through Takehara's townscape preservation district, which has been designated as an important group of traditional buildings and has also been certified as a Japan Heritage Site. The guide will also guide you through some of the locations of japanese dramas.

“Seto no Kamakura”, discover the Sunami area

The Sunami area with an outstanding view facing the Seto Inland Sea is a notable area where fashionable shops as well as old japanese house turned cafes, guest houses, and pottery studios opened.

Fukuyama City Sightseeing Bus around Tomonoura (Japan Heritage)

A guide will escort you. 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. It 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)

Joge was etablised at the Edo bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun), and the financial industry of the town flourished. A guide will take you through the white-walled townscape where the remnants remain. The old private house lodging facility “Accommodation Machiya Tenryo Joge” that 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 and 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) tours are organized by the tourist association (0823-42-4871) . They will show you the gun turrets of the battleship “Mutsu”.

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