Mazda, the leading automobile manufacturer, is based in Hiroshima. The Mazda Museum is located in the vast factory premises of the Hiroshima headquarters. Here you can see an exhibition that covers the history of Mazda, which has created numerous famous cars, and the latest technology, and an actual assembly plant.
To visit the popular “Mazda Museum,” you need to make a reservation by phone or the Internet. It is also very popular with foreign tourists, and tours are offered on weekdays from 10:00 to 11:30 in English and from 13:30 to 15:00 in Japanese.
As you can see in the headquarters entrance, there are as many people who are likely to be involved in the car industry as tourists. The richness and wonderfulness of this tour will be conveyed. With this expectation, the museum tour begins.
The vast site of 2.23 million square meters includes the development team office of some models, factories and shipping ports. The bridge in the center of the site is called the “Toyo Bridge” and is the world’s largest bridge owned by a single company. Because it is on a private road in Mazda, ordinary cars cannot pass. Passing here is the real pleasure of visiting the Mazda Museum.
It is forbidden to take pictures of scenery outside the bus. It will run on the site with much confidential information. It is about 10 minutes to run through the site while pounding. Finally, we will arrive at the “Mazda Museum”.
The latest mass-produced vehicles are on display at the first entrance to the Mazda Museum, where you can touch and ride.
You can also watch an introduction movie about Mazda’s overview and history at the back theater. Don’t miss the story that touches the warm corporate culture of Mazda who loves the city of Hiroshima.
You may want to know more about cars while you are watching the exhibition
In the “Mazda Museum” located in the premises of the Mazda headquarters in Hiroshima prefecture, it is a museum where you can see the history of Mazda cars and learn about the engine structure and the process of car making. Even people who are not very interested in cars may want to know more about cars while they are watching.
In order to observe the Mazda Museum, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance. You can make a reservation by phone or internet. It is recommended that you book early as you plan to go.
Admission fee and information of the museums are free
In the case of individual reservation, you can be accepted one year before the day of visit. Group treatment is available for more than 20 people and up to 150 people. Reservation reception hours are from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 12:45 to 17:00 on weekdays. A tour of the Mazda Museum begins at 13:30 and can be observed for about 1 hour 30 minutes. The guidance in English will be from 10 o’clock and you will be able to explain all the contents in English. Admission fee and information of the museums are free so you can easily visit them. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays and Mazda’s holiday.
The development for the future is progressing reliably
The Mazda Museum also features a green panel that is also said to be the “Mazda’s origin”. It is reported that it revived the production of the auto three wheel at 4 months after the atomic bombing, contributed to the reconstruction of Hiroshima, and gave hope. In addition, the contents of the exhibition will start with a car that makes Mazda’s history feel, from past to present, and to the future. In future cars, development of electric vehicles and cars using hydrogen is also being carried out. It impress that the development for the future is progressing reliably.
The legendary race car
Among the exhibits, attention is drawn to the area where race cars that won the “Le Mans 24 Hours Race” are displayed. “Mazda 787B” is said to be the only race champion in Japan, the legendary race car. There is also an engine exhibition next to the car body.
The designs which are slightly different from the cars of other manufacturers
The cars of the past have very individuality, many of them have a nostalgic taste, and designs which are slightly different from the cars of other manufacturers. It is very intriguing to watch the Mazda Red roadster in the immediate vicinity. It is also very interesting forward to the next generation car to be announced in the future.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Shinchi 3-1 Akigun Fuchucho, Hiroshima 735-0028 Japan|
|Access:||Take an eastbound train on the Sanyo or Kure line and get off at Mukainada Station.|
It is a 5 minute walk from the south exit of the train station.
*Please be aware that express trains do not stop at Mukainada Station.
Please refer the official web page.