Kure is a city steeped in the historic charm and scenic beauty of the Seto Inland Sea, which forms part of Japan's industrial backbone.
A former naval port, the city offers a wealth of attractions for tourists. Among them are the Yamato Museum, where visitors can learn about the history of Kure, the technology of its past, and the importance of peace; the JMSDF Kure Museum, which houses a real submarine; and Alley Karasukojima, a waterfront park with stunning ocean views.
There are also plenty of original local delicacies waiting to be enjoyed, such as Kure Navy Curry and thin udon noodles.
Address: 4-1-6 Chuo, Kure City, Hiroshima
From JR Hiroshima Station, ride the Kure Line and get off at JR Kure Station.