Split into 7 distinct sections, the Mazda Museum welcomes guests with some of their most beautiful creations that have graced a production line. From the Entrance Hall, guests are led through an in-depth history of the company and how it has adapted through the years to stay relevant and dynamic. Mazda today is known as a forward thinking company, and the Entrance Hall gives a brief explanation of some of their most impressive achievments.
The company is named both after its founder, Jujiro Matsuda and the Zoroastrian God of Life, Ahura Mazda
The first line of the now famous Roadster Mazda MX-5 was launched in 1989
In 2000, the MX-5 Roadster was entered into the Guinness Book or World Records as the best selling two-seater sports car, after selling more than 500,000 cars
It can be accessible by train.
Take an eastbound train on the Sanyo or Kure line and get off at Mukainada Station. It is a 5 minute walk from the south exit of the train station.
For those who have an admiration or curiosity concenring the technology unique to Mazda sections three and four of the museum explore their rotary engine and technology respectively. Although Mazda is not alone in using a rotary engine over a more traditional piston engine, but they are recognized for creating engines that are both small in size and high in power.
Area 5 is an impressive exploration of an assembly line, which gives guests an insight as to how these cars are mass produced, and the engineering that goes into evenry single car.
Section 6 explores the possibilities that lie ahead for Mazda and the concepts they may well explore in the near future. These concepts are often updated, edited and replaced, so it is very interesting to see what direction the company may be heading in.
The museum has a small but well stocked shop that offers a variety of souveniers and gifts, from snacks, trinkets and clothes, to accurate replicas of their cars.
Mazda also has Hiroshima's baseball and soccer team under their wing, so there is a long list of Hiroshima Carp's (baseball team) and Sanfrecce Hiroshima (soccer team) goods to purchase.