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The Mazda Motor Corporation, founded in Hiroshima in 1920, still retains its corporate headquarters in the city of its origins. In addition to the headquarters, Mazda owns a large plot of coastal land which accommodates research and development laboratories, factories, and shipping facilities. The company museum and part of a factory are made available for public viewing.

Like Toyota to Nagoya, Mazda plays a large role in Hiroshima's economy. Although Mazda is not as large as Toyota, it still produces over a million cars a year and is an innovative player in the Japanese auto industry. For instance, in 1991 Mazda became the first Japanese company to win the Le Mans Grand Prix.

To visit the Mazda Museum, reservations must be made online beforehand, as the facilities can only be seen on a guided tour. Tours for individual travelers are available twice per day and last about 90-120 minutes. They are currently held only in Japanese. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.

Visitors to the museum first assemble at the Mazda head office building and sign in at the front desk. When the tour is scheduled to begin, a Mazda tour guide directs visitors onto a bus to take them to the museum building on the nearby grounds of Mazda's Hiroshima Plant.

The museum offers an overview of Mazda's history, a look into the technology of its automobiles and the prospects for its future developments. The tour then passes through an actual vehicle assembly line, where visitors can see a variety of different car models being produced. At the end of the tour there is a shop featuring Mazda goods.

Getting there and around

Take a local train from Hiroshima to Mukainada Station (5 minutes, 190 yen, frequent departures), from where the Mazda Head Office can be reached in a five minute walk.

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Hours and Fees

Tours of the Mazda Museum and factory are held daily, except weekends and company holidays. The duration of the tours is 90-120 minutes. The tour is free of charge, but online reservations must be made in advance.

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      Set in Hiroshima, Roku Hostel Hiroshima has a garden, terrace, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 1.7 km from Hiroshima Station, 2.5 km from Myoei-ji Temple and 2.6 km from Atomic Bomb Dome. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. At the guest house all rooms have a shared bathroom. Guests at Roku Hostel Hiroshima can enjoy an American breakfast. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is 2.9 km from the accommodation, while Chosho-in Temple is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from Roku Hostel Hiroshima.
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    • 36hostel
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      Located just a 2-minute walk from Tokaichi-Machi Tram Station, 36hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi. JR Hiroshima Station is 20 minutes by tram, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an 8-minute walk. All guest rooms have air conditioning. Each bunk bed in a dormitory room is fitted with a privacy curtain, electrical socket, reading light and safety deposit box. Shared shower rooms include free toiletries. Towels can be rented for a fee. You will find a shared lounge with various books and a refrigerator. There are also an electric kettle, microwave and toaster. Hiroshima Castle is a 20-minute stroll from 36hostel, while JR Miyajima-guchi Station is 30 minute by train. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 43 km from 36hostel.
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    • KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS
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      Ideally situated in Hiroshima, KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.4 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. At KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS the rooms include bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a ? la carte or continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS include Atomic Bomb Dome, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from the hotel.
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    • Guesthouse Akicafe Inn
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      Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station, Guesthouse Akicafe Inn offers simple dormitory accommodation with a lounge and free-use kitchen. Itfs a 10-minute walk from Mazda Baseball Stadium and a 20-minute tram ride away from the Peace Memorial Park. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. The guesthouse is equipped with 2 shower booths with free toiletries. Towels can be borrowed with extra charge. The common lounge area is fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring, a low table. Washing machines can be used at a charge. Refurbished air-conditioned rooms come with wooden-flooring and bunk beds. Akicafe Inn Guesthouse is a 1-minute walk away from the nearest Enkoubashi-cho tram stop. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the area on their own. There are plenty of dining options nearby. No meals are served at the property.
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    • FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM
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      Conveniently set in Hiroshima, FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. Less than 1 km from Myoei-ji Temple and a 12-minute walk from Chosho-in Temple, the property offers a restaurant and a bar. Private parking is available on site. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. The private bathroom is equipped with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM each room includes bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM include Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 46 km from the hotel.
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    • HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA
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      Well located in Hiroshima, HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA provides 4-star accommodation close to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. The property is located 2.9 km from Myoei-ji Temple, 3.3 km from Chosho-in Temple and 3.5 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. The hotel features a hot tub, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, each room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms at HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA include air conditioning and a wardrobe. Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center is 3.5 km from the accommodation, while Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 43 km from HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae
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      A 5-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae offers rooms with air conditioning in Hiroshima. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy city views. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Chosho-in Temple is 1.9 km from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae, while Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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    • Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex
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      Attractively situated in the centre of Hiroshima, Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex features air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a spa and wellness centre. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free shuttle service. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, all rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex rooms have bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna and hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Myoei-ji Temple, Chosho-in Temple and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex.
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    • The Knot Hiroshima
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      Well situated in Hiroshima, The Knot Hiroshima offers air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. The units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and free toiletries, certain units at The Knot Hiroshima also provide guests with a city view. At the accommodation every room includes bed linen and towels. The Knot Hiroshima offers a ? la carte or American breakfast. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Myoei-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from The Knot Hiroshima.
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    • Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
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      Ideally situated in the centre of Hiroshima, Hotel Intergate Hiroshima features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Chosho-in Temple, 1.3 km from Hiroshima Station and 1.9 km from Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The accommodation provides a shared lounge, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom is fitted with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Hotel Intergate Hiroshima the rooms have bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Intergate Hiroshima include Atomic Bomb Dome, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the hotel.
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