Architecture in Hiroshima: Peace Center & Naka Plant

Guided Tour Naka Incineration Plant & Peace Center

Located at the seafront, this mega plant ingeniously links the city and the water with its raised glassy walkway penetrating the building. Architect TANIGUCHI Yoshio, who successfully carried out MoMA’s extension built this handsome, immaculate waste treatment complex. Funnily enough, it’s a good place for family fun and a romantic date. The itinerary may include an inner plant technical tour, which requires reservation in advance. The tour then takes you to Peace Memorial Park & Museum, a masterpiece completed by TANGE Kenzo, TANIGUCHI’s mentor. The park and the museum speak of Hiroshima’s resilience and universal message of peace to visitors. A round walk in the park gives you a chance to listen to historical facts and in-depth human stories as well as architectural details and anecdotes. After the tour is disbanded, guests are encouraged to spend enough time in the museum.

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・See my blog articles including MoMa’s architect has his Museum of Garbage in HiroshimaMessage from Hiroshima, and TANGE’s original plan for Peace Park for more about the destinations.

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  • Jasmine Nakai
  • self portrait

    Privileged as a nationally licensed tour guide, I traveled far and wide all across this country, which made me realize that all things are connected to each other. After all, traveling gives you a chance to come back to your place. Now I’d like to nurture hidden gems around my place. Let me share with you the pleasure they have to offer. Visit my blog to know more about me and Japan at


  • The original design for Peace Park – 2012-07-12 01:41:42 JST (UTC+9)
  • Photo courtesy of arch-hiroshima

    This is how today’s Peace Park looks. The design for the park and the museum TANGE submitted to the competition held by Hiroshima City in 1949 looked somewhat different from what we see today. Read my blog article, TANGE’s original plan for Peace Park and find out one missing item if you are interested. Hope you like it.

  • Teshima Art Museum in early summer – 2012-06-11 16:29:25 JST (UTC+9)
  • I’ve been to the museum several times already. This time, let me share how the Teshima Art Museum in early summer looked. This is from my latest job to the island and other places nearby.

    White clovers were in bloom on the premises of the museum. The white wild flowers, the terraced rice paddies nearby and the museum buildings were harmonious.  

    The inner space of the museum stretches row and horizontal, making it different from common domes. The artwork inside collaborating with the architecture and nature is philosophical and contemplative. You should see this whether you are interested in architecture or not. 

    Seasons come around and it seems to be an endless journey we’re living but nothing stays the same and all are transient. That’s the way all things are.

  • Love architecture? – 2012-04-28 13:48:43 JST (UTC+9)
  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in HAT or happy active town

    If you are an architecture buff, come and witness Hiroshima through architecture. My interest in architecture started with buildings designed by ANDO Tadao. I came to know more architects including ITO Chuta, MURANO Togo, TANIGUCHI Yoshio, ITO Toyo, KUMA Kengo, ISOZAKI Shin, and others in the course of business. I’m privileged.  

    I recently checked on a museum designed by ANDO. On top of the hall squats a froggy named Mi-kaeru. Here he is, in the photo. To know more about this museum in Kobe, see my blog articles, labeled ANDO Tadao’s architecture.