Hill Overlooking History (Rekishi-no-Mieru Oka)
Constructed in 1982, The Hill Overlooking History looks out on the wharfs and shipyards that shaped Kure’s history. The view from the hill is a visual narrative, showing the city’s transformation from a military naval port to a hub of peace-time industries.
You can see the covered shipyard where they built the famous battleship Yamato and the buildings of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kure Regional District Headquarters.
Although the Yamato’s dock has been filled in, the steel frames of the covering are unchanged since the war. At the Hill Overlooking History, you can also find a monument decorated with artillery shells from the Yamato’s main guns and a stone tablet inscribed with the words of the Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki.
1) Hiroden Bus. A one-minute walk from Shikikuhimae bus stop on the Miyahara line bus (direction Ondo-no-Seto).
2) Hiroden Bus. A one-minute walk from Shikikuhimae bus stop on the Kure Kurahashijima Line or the Aga Ondo-no-Seto Line.
|Address||5 Chome Miyahara, Kure|