Top 10 Specialty Museums in Chugoku, Chugoku

August 21, 2021 Leida Jutras

Discover the best top things to do in Chugoku, Japan including Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan Museum of Contemporary Toy & Hall of Music Box, Mazda Museum, Yamato Museum, JMSDF Kure Museum, Hagi Uragami Museum, Pear Museum, Bizen Osafune Token Village, Museum of Merchants Muroya No Sono, Watanabe Art Museum.

1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture +81 82-241-4004 [email protected] http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6,977 reviews

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and monuments related to the horrific event.

Reviewed By Dan06101973 - Toowoomba, Australia

This is perhaps one of the most moving experiences we had during our Japanese holiday. The Atomic Dome, Peace Park and Museum are all captivating, with many deeply personal stories and reflections. There is an audiovisual display that gives a depiction of the bomb dropping which depicts Hiroshima both before and after the event which is extremely thought-provoking and intense. If you travel to Japan you must visit this site - you will not be disappointed.

2. Japan Museum of Contemporary Toy & Hall of Music Box

319-2 Yunogo, Mimasaka 707-0062 Okayama Prefecture +81 868-72-0003 [email protected] http://www.toymuseum-okayama.jp/
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Japan Museum of Contemporary Toy & Hall of Music Box

3. Mazda Museum

3-1 Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun 730-8670 Hiroshima Prefecture +81 82-252-5050 https://www.mazda.com/ja/about/museum/
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Mazda Museum

Reviewed By harpazhadar - Haifa, Israel

Visited the Museum this September, we registered online well in advance for this is a free of charge and very popular attraction in Hiroshima. You can get to the museum with 5 min train from Hiroshima station to Mukainada station, after a 5 min walk you will get to the museum. Once you enter you’ll receive a visitor tag and be free to explore the lobby and take pictures (photography on factory grounds is prohibited!). There is a Tull’y coffee shop you can take a little break before/after the tour When it’s time to start the tour your guide will tell you to get on the bus (few min ride to the factory grounds) and will tell you about the Mazda history and anecdotes. Our guide had very good English and very nice and attentive. Tour takes 90 min to complete, you go through some of the different stages of assembly and get to see everything from the top of the production line. It was a fun experience and we strongly recommend it to anyone coming to Hiroshima, adds a different point of view in this unique historical city.

4. Yamato Museum

5-20 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029 Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-25-3017 http://yamato-museum.com/
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 846 reviews

Yamato Museum

Reviewed By dave_hempenstall1

Awesome museum, do scan the QR code on entering to get the English video apps for the museum, makes a big difference, WiFi in museum is free. The exhibits are well worth the trip from Hiroshima(free with JR pass), the models of ships are cool and drop over to the JSDF museum opposite for a free lookie loo in a submarine.

5. JMSDF Kure Museum

5-32 Takaramachi, Kure 737-0029 Hiroshima Prefecture +81 823-21-6111 http://www.jmsdf-kure-museum.go.jp/
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 560 reviews

JMSDF Kure Museum

6. Hagi Uragami Museum

586-1 Hiyako-machi, Hagi 758-0074 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 838-24-2400 [email protected] http://www.hum.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Hagi Uragami Museum

Reviewed By OwenL1688 - Shanghai, China

I enjoyed the museum. It is filled with modern ceramic art in the permanent exhibit. Only cost 300 yen. There are also an exhibit showing how wood block prints are carved and colored. There is some detailed prints showing how a maiden would live and the arts she would do all of her free time. There is also really exquisite lacquerware. I didn’t see the traveling exhibit that was held in three other halls. That was 1100 yen.

7. Pear Museum

198-4 Dakyojicho Kurayoshi Park Square, Kurayoshi 682-0816 Tottori Prefecture +81 858-23-1174 [email protected] http://1174.sanin.jp/
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Pear Museum

The Tottori Twentieth Century Pear Memorial Museum Nokokkokan is the only pear-themed museum in Japan in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture. It was opened in April 2001, one of the facilities that make up Kurayoshi Park Square. The official name is Tottori Prefectural Tottori Twentieth Century Pear Memorial Hall, but it was nicknamed Nasukokan in December 2009 and has been used in combination.

8. Bizen Osafune Token Village

966 Osafune, Osafunecho, Setouchi 701-4271 Okayama Prefecture +81 869-66-7767 http://www.city.setouchi.lg.jp/token/
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Bizen Osafune Token Village

9. Museum of Merchants Muroya No Sono

439, Yanaitsu, Yanai 742-0022 Yamaguchi Prefecture +81 820-22-0016
Excellent
57%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Museum of Merchants Muroya No Sono

10. Watanabe Art Museum

1-55-1 Kakuji Tsutsumishita, Tottori Tottori Prefecture +81 857-24-1152 [email protected] http://watart.jp/
Excellent
48%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Watanabe Art Museum

The Watanabe Art Museum is a registered museum in Tottori Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture. Operated by the Watanabe Art Museum. It was established in 1978 for the purpose of storing and releasing the 30,000 artworks collected by doctors and yuan Yuan, and was incorporated in 1987.

Reviewed By chaopengwei

The best museum for Samurai's culture maybe. Here are lots ancient armours and weapon. The quantity of the armours and weapon may be the top of Japanese museum. You can also try to wear the helmet and take photos for free. The stuff is very kind and helpful. Worth visiting!

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