Kure city is located in the southwest part of Hiroshima Prefecture,
facing "SETO INLAND SEA" ,and is a city with a clement climate
and a beautiful nature.
The city region area ,where accounts for about 55% by the forest,is
146.2Km2 and the town ground is scattered according to the coastline.
Kure city as the navy town before the war has grown up as an industrial
city of the seaside type after the war.
But the further enhancement of the city function had be restricted ,because
the supplies of house sites and industrial sites did not advance
by the chronic land shortage originating from geographical features and
the preparation of the trunk road line did not progress as the town was
divided into parts by mountains.
As a result,Kure city had become the stagnation of the city activation.
Then,projects toward the mountain and the sea by using geographical
features,"Marinopolice" which achives effective use of water-front and
"Technopolice" which achives effective use of inland parts, have be
advanced .And Kure city has aimed at the achivement of "the peaceful
industrial harbors city" with energies and enriching by a new city-making
which a natural environment is made the best use of.
Kure city assumes Marinopolice and Technopolice to be long ages as a
wing in the 21st century now.
|Data of Kure city
|general account||800 million dollar
|special account||400 million dollar
|elementary school||38 schools
|junior high school||19 schools
|senior high school||9 schools
|univ. & college||4 schools
Kure is an impressive town,and is small enough to enjoy in a short time.
The architectural structures that make up the town of 220,000 are beautiful
as well as practical.For instance,the beautiful crimson Ondo Ohashi is an
impressive bridge which spans the straight.It has a spiral approach to provide
clearance for passing ships."Ondo no Seto Park",located on the Kure side of
the bridge ,is noted for its azaleas.
From this park,Mt.Yasumiyama Skyline Driveway offers a fine view of the Seto
Island Sea.Kure city is still thriving as part of the Seto Island Sea's coastal
industrial zone.Hints of the navy town of former days are still apparent.
Sightseeing highlights include "Ondo no Seto Park" which features a national
tourist lodge and Takagarasu observation point.The park's scenery is breath-
taking.The objects preserved and displayed in the Irifuneyama Memorial Hall
give the visitor a glimpse of Kure's history.
Take the JR train(Kure Line) from Hiroshima,about 35 min.For Ondo no Seto,
take the bus bound for Ondo lodgeuΉΛbWvCand get off at Ondo OhashiuΉΛε΄v,25 min.
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