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[Visit a Hill with a Historic View (Kure)]

[Visit a Hill with a Historic View (Kure)]

On this hill, you can experience the history of Kure in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: from a military port following the establishment of the Kure Naval Station in 1889 to a city of peace and industry.
Explore former naval facilities like the Kure District Superintendent Office of the Maritime Self-Defense Force (formerly the Kure Naval Station), which was constructed in 1906.
The site also includes the remnants of a group of former naval engineering works factories, including the docks where the Yamato, a famous battleship, was built.
While this hill with a historic view is situated on a slope, you can reach it easily in about 15 minutes from Kure station by renting a bicycle. Feel the historical significance of the site where the battleship Yamato was built. Its view of Kure Bay at sunset is also incredibly beautiful!

[Special]: Explore Kure on an e-bike

Shiki’s haiku monument

The poet Shiki Masaoka wrote this poem when he saw Mt. Yasumiyama while visiting Kure in 1895 to bid farewell to his friend Kazuo Furushima, who was departing for war on the battleship Matsushima as a naval journalist.

Address: 5 Chome-1-1 Miyahara, Kure, Hiroshima 737-0024

▼Recommended Tour

Kure Bay Ship Tour

Set sail on a cruise and get an up-close view of mighty ships (duration: about 30 minutes)! The evening cruise that departs at sunset is also highly recommended. *(You may want to use an extension to translate pages in Japanese.)



Konnichiwa! My name is Anne.
I live in a port town called Kure City, 40 minutes by car from Hiroshima City.
We have many beautiful islands. There is an abundance of seafood and fruits.
The place is surrounded by sea and mountains. You can experience walking on narrow streets, hiking on mountains and even climbing stairs.
Strolling around the town is also enjoyable.
You will surely find your own Seto Inland Sea trip here!