I know I’m really excited about this, but I can’t say enough about Mazda cars! The tour was led by a woman that’s English was almost as bad as my Japanese, but she had a great personality. We took a tour that covered:
– The history of Mazda Corporation (it wasn’t always a car maker)
– A showroom with some ooooold Mazda cars (i bet they still run. it’s a Mazda, baby!)
– The way that Mazdas are created, painted, etc. (you knew different grades of pain felt different)
– The factory floor (computers are awesome)
It was a cute little tour and it was free, so if you have some spare time and a Suica Pass (it’s about 3 stops from Hiroshima Station) then go take a look. You have to email to request a spot on the English speaking tour.