About Hiroshima City Transportation Museum
Established in March 1995, the Hiroshima City Museum of Transportation Science is located in Yasunami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It is the only science museum in the Shikoku region that focuses on transportation by sea, land and air, and is one of the most famous museums in Hiroshima, receiving a large number of visitors from home and abroad every day.
The Hiroshima City Transportation Science Museum has four floors, including a 20-meter-diameter “Transportation City” in the large atrium space on the 3rd and 4th floors, which is said to be the largest traffic simulation in Japan and allows visitors to operate a wide variety of transportation vehicles by using control levers or buttons.
On the 1st floor, there is a library where visitors can read or listen to books or video materials related to transportation and get a comprehensive understanding of the history of transportation and its close relationship with human beings. In addition, the Transportation Science Center often holds handicraft training, film screenings, and science exhibitions on Saturdays and other holidays, so that you can learn about transportation while having fun.
How to get there
Public Transportation: Astram Line (Hiroshima Rapid Transit) Chorakuji Station→5 min. walk
Car: 6 km 10 min. from Hiroshima IC of Sanyo Expressway
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (admission ~16:30) Closed Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday), temporary closing
Admission 510 yen for admission, 250 yen for high school students and those 65 and older, free for junior high school students and younger (free on the first floor of the main building and outdoor plaza, rides in the outdoor plaza are charged, materials for craft classes are not included)
Visitors can see, touch, and experience the future of vehicles and transportation. The second floor of the exhibition hall features approximately 2,000 models of cars, airplanes, ships, streetcars, and other vehicles from around the world, while the third floor’s Vehicle City features a panoramic model depicting the relationship between vehicles and people’s daily lives. Interesting bicycles in the outdoor plaza are also popular.