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Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology

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Director  Date Saburo
Opened  December 1934
Website  www.ebayama.jp
Phone  +81 82-231-0177
Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology
Established  January, 1879, built in December, 1934, moved current place in January, 1935
Location  40-1, Ebaminami 1-chome, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Address  1 Chome-40-1 Ebaminami, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0835, Japan
Hours  Open today · 9AM–5PMSunday9AM–5PMMondayClosedTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–5PM
Similar  Ebayama Park, Hiroshima Children's Museum, Hiroshima City Museum, Hiroshima City Transport, Mitaki‑dera

The Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology (広島市江波山気象館, Hiroshima-shi Ebayama Kishōkan) was the first museum of meteorology in Japan. It is located in Ebayama Park in the city of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.



  • Opened as the Japanese first Prefecutal meteorological observatory in Kako-machi, Hiroshima, Aki, Hiroshima on January 1, 1879.
  • Moved to Kokutaiji-machi, Hiroshima, Aki, Horoshima on December 31, 1892.
  • New building was completed in Eba-machi, Hiroshima in 1934.
  • Moved to the new building on January 1, 1935.
  • Nationarized as the Hiroshima weather station of the Central Meteorological Observatory of the Ministry of Education on November 1, 1939.
  • Renewed as the Hiroshima Meteorological Observatory of the Ministry of Transport in November 1943.
  • Suffered from the A-bomb, lost staff and instruments but continued the observation on August 6, 1945.
  • Renamed as the Hiroshima District Meteorological Observatory on August 11, 1945.
  • Suffered great damage from the Makurazaki Typhoon on September 17, 1945.
  • Renamed sa the Hiroshima Local Meteorological Observatory on November 1, 1949.
  • The competent authorities was changed to the Meteorological Agency on July 1, 1956.
  • The Hiroshima Local Meteorological Observatory was moved to Kami-hachobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima on December 22, 1987.
  • The building was placed under the Hiroshima City to preserve on November 1, 1990.
  • The building was reborn as the first Museum of Meteorology in Japan on June 1, 1992.
  • The building was designated as the important cultural assets by Hiroshima City on July 25, 2000.
  • Started the weather forecast for Hiroshima city area on July 20, 2003.
  • Permanent exhibitions

  • Study tour of the weather forecast
  • search the weather information through the internet
  • Videos
  • Instruments for the weather observation
  • Experiment services of the weather
  • Wind capsule
  • Laboratories of Franklin
  • Consultations about the weather
  • Education programs

  • Science show
  • Delivery services of the science show
  • Science workshop
  • Natural science
  • Science volunteer activities
  • Internship system
  • Weekly mail magazine
  • Modern cultural heritage

  • Prewar style building
  • Windows with the shorter side at the top
  • Side belt and other parts of the wall with uneven decoration
  • Simple geometric design
  • Thin eaves of the porch
  • Original design of the capitals
  • Time consumed interior decorations
  • photos
  • A-bombed building

  • Preserved the A-bombed wall
  • Bent window frame by the bomb blast
  • The wall with the stuck grass
  • photos
  • Access

  • Hiroden Eba-sakae-machi bus stop
  • Hiroden Eba Station
  • References

    Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology Wikipedia

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