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Hiroshima City Ebayama Museum of Meteorology
Hiroshima-shi Ebayama Kishokan
Established January, 1879,
built in December, 1934,
moved current place in January, 1935
Location 40-1, Ebaminami 1-chome, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Director Date Saburo

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
  • Consultations about the weather

Special exhibitions

Education programs

  • Science show
    • Delivery services of the science show
  • Science work shop
  • Natural science
  • Science volunteer activities
  • Internship system
  • Weekly mail magazine

Museum shop

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


See also


External links

Coordinates: 34°21′58″N 132°26′06″E / 34.366174°N 132.43513°E / 34.366174; 132.43513


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