My friend took me to a Mazda museum tour. The morning tour was done in English, so there were many foreign guests.
I saw many cars and engines. Though I don't understand how a rotary engine works, I was happy to see how things are made.
The first Japanese car which won the race at Le Mans
(Note: The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the car race held near the town of Le Mans, France. It is the 24-hour endurance race. 24 heures du Mans in French)
Its engin: 787B 4-rotor engine
Two-rotor rotary engine
Plastic model car in real size:
They make plastic cars in design making process.
Can't tell if it's plastic. It just looks like metal.
Conventional piston vs. Skyactive-G piston (right)
The assembly line we saw was producing Demio.
I love to see production lines.
The closest JR train station is Mukainada station.
It's the 2nd station from Hiroshima station on the Sanyo Honsen line.
Mazda main building is just a few blocks away from the station.
Hope you have a chance to visit Mazda museum next time you go to Hiroshima city.
Be sure to book your tour in advance.
Mazda Museum (English)