Hiroshima Museums: Hiroshima City Transportation Museum
Hiroshima City Transportation Museum 広島市交通科学館
The Hiroshima City Transportation Museum in Hiroshima is a fun museum located close to Chorakuji Station on the Astram Line in Asaminami-ku. The museum is now more commonly referred to as the Numaji Transportation Museum (ヌマジ交通ミュージアム) on official literature.
The Numaji Transportation Museum has an eclectic collection of exhibits related to all forms of transport. The entrance floor includes the museum shop, a small family restaurant and a library. Also on this floor is a Craft Room where special "Science Shows" are held.
The second Exhibition Floor has over 2,000 models of cars, planes, ships and trains from around the world in glass cases. There are also interactive simulation games such as driving the Astram and videos.
The 3rd and 4th floors make up the Panoramic Floor which holds a huge model of a futuristic city where people have apparently given up walking. Press a variety of buttons to start the transport system and light up the city.
Outside is the Open Air Square where kids can enjoy riding the "Funny Shaped Bikes" (omoshiroi jitensha) and battery powered cars (100 yen a ride).
Access - how to get to the Hiroshima City Transportation Museum, Hiroshima
Hiroshima City Transportation Museum
Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima 731-0143
Tel: 082 878 6211
Admission: 510 yen for adults with 100 yen reduction if you arrive on the Astram. Technically you should have a passenger card (riyo shomeisho) from Chorakuji Station. High School aged children 250 yen; free for Junior High and Elementary school children.
Hours: 9am-5pm; closed Monday or the next day if Monday is a public holiday.
The Numaji Transportation Museum is a short walk from Chorakuji Station on the Astram Line. From Hiroshima Station take the JR Sanyo Line to Omachi Station and change to the Astram. Alternatively take Sanyo Line to Yokogawa Station, then the Kabe Line to Omachi Station, then the Astram.