Recommended Tour "12"
A is for Art
This itinerary will take you on a journey through some of the finest galleries and museums in Hiroshima City - as well as one other more surprising destination.
From Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Museum of Art
By Train : 12 mins to Kamiya-cho-higashi Station via the city tram
Located in the heart of Hiroshima City, the Hiroshima Museum of Art contains an extensive permanent collection, including works by the French impressionists and post-Meiji Japanese oil painters. Besides the permanent collection, the museum also has regular special exhibitions. The museum is on the special Hiroshima sightseeing loop bus route 'Meipuru~pu', which you can hop on and off and drop in on all the major sights and points of interest in the city.
From Hiroshima Museum of Art to Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
With frequent special exhibitions and displays of works from its permanent collection, make sure to visit the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. Check the exhibition schedule to see what's on during your visit. This art museum is also conveniently located next to the famous Shukkeien Gardens.
Opened in 1989, this was the first public art museum in Japan exclusively dedicated to contemporary art. Located on a hill in Hijiyama Park, the museum offers fantastic views of the surrounding city. As well as its wide-ranging permanent collection, the museum also provides workshops and artist talks along with solo and group exhibitions. Explanations and information is written in clear English.
From Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum to Shirunashi Tantanmen Restaurant
- Shirunashi Tantanmen Restaurant
A relatively recent addition to Hiroshima's long menu of local must-try specialty foods, this version of ramen noodles comes without the hot soup. Instead, the noodles are arranged on top of a Szechuan style spicy chilli sauce and covered with minced meat and other toppings. All you have to do is mix it all together and enjoy!
From Shirunashi Tantanmen Restaurant to Naka-kojo
By Bus : Ride a bus from Hosokan-mae and get off at Minami-yoshijima (15 mins)
Naka-kojo (Naka Incineration Plant)
A waste incineration plant would be the last place anyone would think of including in a holiday itinerary. However, the Naka Incineration Plant created by the world-renowned architect Yoshio Taniguchi is itself an outstanding work of architectural design. It also includes innovative exhibits detailing latest waste disposal technologies, making this a fascinating albeit unusual destination.