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Hiroshima is an amazing place to explore and understand Japan. If you are traveling in Japan with kids, we highly recommend checking out some of these hands-on activities, which you’ll find throughout Hiroshima. Paired with our Hiroshima Itinerary, these kid/teen-friendly activities will make for an unforgettable family adventure.

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Close to the centre of Hiroshima, this open-air pool complex has a giant water slide, wave pools and bubble baths. It’s perfect for cooling off during the summertime. Sunscreen, bathing suits, towels, life-rings and goggles can all be purchased from reception. Additionally, you can rent umbrellas for 3,000 yen to shelter from the sun. There’s a restaurant that sells a wide variety of Japanese foods, snacks and ice cream.


  • Visitors are not permitted to show any tattoos or body piercing at the complex, so please cover tattoos with a bandage patch or clothing
  • Snorkles/masks are forbidden.
  • Photography is prohibited.
  • All swimmers must obey the ku-kei resting rule, so exit the pool for 10 minutes when the whistle blows.

Location: 387-3 Ono, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0422

Hours: July-September. Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. Weekends 8:30am-6pm.

WEEKDAY ENTRY 1,700 yen 1,300 yen
WEEKEND + HOLIDAY ENTRY 1,900 yen 1,500 yen


  • If you arrive after 3 PM, you’ll get a 50% off discount.
  • There is a free shuttle bus from Miyajima Tram Station.


Cero Climbing Gym has nine climbing walls over two floors. It is suitable for older children as well as adults with various climbing abilities and fitness levels. In addition to rentals, the gym also offers beginner to advanced courses. The helpful staff can also assist parents with kids and young adults.

Location: 1 Chome-13-46 Mokage, 府中町 Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima 735-0029

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2pm-10pm. Weekends & National Holidays 10am-10pm. Closed Mondays.


FULL DAY ENTRY 2,060 yen 1,030 yen 1,650 yen
REGISTRATION FEE 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen


  • The registration fee is required on top of the normal ticket fee and is a one-time payment for new climbers. In addition, this fee includes shoes, chalk, harness and rope rental.
  • Sunday morning has special ‘Climbing Club’ sessions for kids from 9am-11am.
  • Every Friday, the entrance fee for women is half price!


Asa Zoological Park is located only 20 minutes from Hiroshima city and has over 1,500 animals for you and your family to see. Specifically, you’ll find penguins, elephants and tigers as well as many other popular creatures. Built in 1971, the park covers a huge area of 25.6 hectares. Since it is one of Hiroshima’s largest parks, we recommend spending a whole day here enjoying the animals, parks, playgrounds and picnic areas. For a 500 yen admission ticket, this a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are also restaurants and plenty of areas for snacks and ice creams along the way.

Location: Asacho Dobutsuen, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima 731-3355, Hiroshima Prefecture

Hours: Open 9am-4:30pm (closed Thursdays)

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On a rainy day, the Hiroshima Children’s Museum is an excellent indoor option for families. In addition to two floor of various science activities for kids to enjoy, there is also a planetarium and access to the children’s library. Furthermore, entrance is absolutely free (excluding the planetarium, which costs 250 yen for kids and 510 yen for adults). Throughout the year, the museum hosts special workshops about various science subjects. However, these are typically in Japanese.

Location: 5-83 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, 730-0011

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Closed Mondays.


  • During weekdays, the earlier Planetarium showings are often booked-up by school parties. It’s best to aim for later show in the afternoon.
  • We recommend eating before your visit before your visit as there is no cafe or restaurant at the museum.


Marina Hop is an outdoor shopping mall with open-air terraces, restaurants and a mini-amusement park. Soccer enthusiasts can play futsal at the Mizuno Futsal Plaza and there’s also an area to rent paddle boats and kayaks. For a bird’s-eye view, visitors can ride the ferris wheel for 400 yen. Afterwards, for a sea-view, visitors can take the ferry to the island of Miyajima. The ferry departs several times a day and takes approximately 25 mins. If you are seeking a relaxed atmosphere in particular, the Marina Hop is the perfect place to spend a few hours on a warm day.

Location: 4-14 Kanon shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima



Parco Della Pace is a tasty Italian restaurant located close to the Peace Memorial Park. In addition to a variety of pastas and pizzas, you’ll find a wide array of drinks and deserts. It’s also vegetarian and child friendly and gets fantastic online reviews for its food and service.

Location: 1-5 Dohashicho, Naka-ku, Naka, Hiroshima 730-0854, Hiroshima Prefecture

Hours: Opens 5:30pm – late


KeMBY’s Brew Pub is an American bar and grill located close to the Peace Memorial Park. Established in 1999, this pub offers hearty foods and drinks at a reasonable price. Also, the friendly and helpful staff speak English. In addition to serving homemade burgers, pizza, BBQ meats wings and much more, KeMBY’s has a great ambiance for a family meal in Hiroshima. KeMBY’s also provides a vegetarian menu.

Location: 2-9-13 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture

Hours: 12:30pm-11:30pm


Kanak is a kid-friendly restaurant serving delicious Indian food. Following a big morning of exploration, we recommend digging into the all-you-can-eat rice and naan for lunch. Additinally, there are 11 types of curry on offer here, including 2 seafood dishes and 4 vegan dishes. If you come in the evening, Kanak also has several izakaya-style options for dinner. The friendly staff at Kanak can also speak both English and Japanese.

Location: 2-9-13 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture

Hours: 12:30pm-11:30pm

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