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By chance I read about this waste treatment plant that was designed by an award-winning Japanese architect. So I found myself catching the number 24 bus from Hiroshima Station to its depot in Yoshijima. A short walk and I was at the front entrance to...More
Who would think that a visit to a garbage incinerator could stir the soul? We did not do the tour (Japanese only) but spent 2 hours visiting this wonderful plant. Designed by the Japanese architect Tanaguchi, the Hiroshima City Incinerator is housed in a wonderful...More
I had read in a book that it is worth visiting, so I asked my guide to take me there. Unfortunately the book had not told me that guided tours need to be booked 10 days before and she only rang on the day. We...More
I usually enjoy visiting any sort of manufacturing/ processing plant but this visit was disappointing.
It took 50 minutes on the bus from Hiroshima station
The building is just a large rectangular steel block containing an incinerator. The "Ecorium" is an enclosed walkway through the...More
The Naka Waste Incineration Plant in southern Hiroshima might seem like a strange place to visit, but it is an impressive piece of modern architecture and you'll see a different corner of the city.
Designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi (responsible for MoMA's downtown building in...More