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Etajima 江田島市Photos of Etajima, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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JMSDF 1st Service School 海上自衛隊第1術科学校


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Etajima island is home to Japan's Naval Academy officially called the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force First Service School (海上自衛隊第1術科学校), akin to Annapolis in the US. It originally opened as the Imperial Naval Academy in 1888. The Naval Academy conducts free guided tours of the school 3 or 4 times a day. The main attraction for me was the display of a midget submarine used in the Pearl Harbor attack. For more info see the academy's Web site here.

97 files, last one added on Jan 14, 2013
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Fukuyama 福山市Pictures of Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Fukuyama Castle 福山城


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Built in 1622 by Lord Mizuno Katsunari. This is one castle you can see from the bullet train. The castle tower was rebuilt in 1966. A turret and a gate are Important Cultural Assets.

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Tomonoura 鞆の浦


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Scenic Tomonoura is a part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park.

8 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2006
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Hatsukaichi 廿日市市Pictures of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Miyajima 宮島


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Miyajima and Itsukaichi Shrine are counted as one of Japan's best three scenic spots.

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Hiroshima city 広島市Pictures of Hiroshima city, the capital city of Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 広島平和記念公園


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Hiroshima's No. 1 tourist attraction. The park has the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Memorial Cenotaph, Peace Flame, and numerous other memorials. Hordes of school kids on class trips visit here.

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Hiroshima Castle 広島城


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Obviously destroyed during the war, the castle has been reconstructed.

3 files, last one added on Mar 13, 2006
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Kure 呉市Pictures of Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Yamato Museum (Kure Maritime Museum) 呉市海事歴史科学館 大和ミュージアム


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The Yamato Museum's main attraction is a 1/10th scale model of battleship Yamato, Japan's most famous and legendary battleship in World War II. The museum is adjacent to Kure Port.

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JMSDF Kure Museum 海上自衛隊呉史料館


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The JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Kure Museum is mainly a submarine museum whose main attraction is the decommissioned sub called Akishio. The museum is conveniently right across the street from the Yamato Museum.

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Mihara 三原市Pictures of Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Mihara Castle 三原城


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Only stone walls and a moat remains.

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Onomichi 尾道市Pictures of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Onomichi Castle 尾道城


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This Onomichi Castle never existed. It was built in 1964 solely as a tourist attraction. Sadly, the company that owned the castle went bankrupt and the castle is now an abandoned building.

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