Aug 17, 2018 Aki District

Mazda Museum Tour -The Most Popular Free Attraction in Hiroshima

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Did you know that internationally renowned car manufacturer Mazda has its headquarters in Hiroshima? They hold Mazda Museum tours, where you can learn about Mazda’s car manufacturing process, and they take lots of visitors for free. We’ll go over some of the highlights on the Mazda Museum tour, as well as how to apply, access, etc.

What is Mazda Museum?

Mazda Museum is a corporate museum run by Mazda. You can learn about the history of Mazda, including their car assembly line, and some of their most famous cars from years gone by. Entry to Mazda Museum is by reservation only, so please make sure to book beforehand by telephone or website.

English and Japanese Tour

Mazda Museum tours are split into morning and afternoon; the English tours are in the morning, and the Japanese tours are in the afternoon. Even if you miss the English tour, you don’t need to worry. You can participate in the afternoon’s Japanese tour, as the signs in the museum all have English on them.

Highlights of the Mazda Museum Tour?

When you visit this Museum, you will need to go to the Mazda head office 15 minutes before the tour starts. While that time, you can also look at the cars at the showroom.

You will take a charter bus to the Museum. Taking photos during moving bus is strictly prohibited, but you’ll pass by the junior college teaching car manufacturing, and Mazda’s private bridge that regular cars aren’t allowed across, so you won’t want to miss a thing!

When you arrive at Mazda Museum, the tour will begin on foot. First up are the historic exhibits. While looking at the exhibits of historic vehicles, you’ll learn about the history of Mazda.

Next is the rotary engine. In addition to seeing the real thing, you can also learn about the technology behind it.

Racing vehicle that won Le Mans is also located here, so it’s a must-see! Next is the technological exhibit where you’ll learn about the manufacturing process.

You can’t also miss the technological exhibit where you can learn about the manufacturing process.
You can find out how they make the CX-5. After that, you’ll go to the assembly line, where the cars are put together right in front of your eyes. You can’t take pictures here, so you’ll have to see it for yourself. Next to the assembly line, you’ll go to the last exhibit, the future exhibit. Here you can learn about Mazda’s CO2 emissions reduction targets, and Mazda’s stance on environmental issues.

After you’ve seen the facility, you’ll go back to the entrance hall. At this hall you’ll find the Mazda Museum Shop, where they sell things you can only get here, like Mazda original items, and merchandise from the local baseball team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

You can look at the exhibits at the entrance hall until you take the bus back to the showroom. It’s a good opportunity to take photos of yourself riding the cars. It takes about 60 minutes up to this point.

How to Make a Reservation of Mazda Museum

You need to make a reservation beforehand to visit the Museum, so please book via website or telephone. The website supports English, so it’s easy to make a booking.

 Online Reservation Of The Tour

Every tour has limited entry, so you need to know how many people will be in your group before you book. Try to book as early as you can.

How to Access Mazda Museum from Hiroshima Station

Train

Price¥190 Time: 11mns- Change:None

Hirohsima Sta.

Mukainada Sta.
JR Train
Bound for Kitaichi or Kure
(6mins)
¥190

Mazda
Walk
(5mins)

*Please be aware that express trains do not stop at Mukainada Station.

Bus

Price:¥220 Time:15-20mins Change:None

Hiroshima Sta.

Mukainada-eki mae
(Mazda-Honsha mae)
Bus

11-13 gate
(10-15mins)

¥190

Mazda
Walk
(5mins)

Mazda Museum is generally only open on weekdays. Please check on their website.

Event
Venue Mazda Museum
3−1 Shinchi,Akifuchucho,Akigun(map)
Closest Station 5mins walk from JR Mukainada Station
Open Weekday (Mazda Businessday) Only
English Tour: 10 a.m-11:30a.m
Closed  Weekends, National Holidays
Website Official Website
Tripadvisor 
Entrance Fee  Free