Tour the Mazda Museum Online Thanks to Google Streetview

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

What better way to experience a car museum than through the eyes of a car? That, at least, is the thinking of the folks at Mazda who have opened up the Mazda Museum in Hiroshimi, Japan to anyone with a computer thanks to the technology of Google Streetview.

Brand fans can now take a virtual tour through five areas of the facility, including the Entrance Hall, the History and Future areas as well as the Technology and Rotary Engine exhibits – a must for Mazda nerds. The displays take visitors through the company’s 93 year history in incredible detail. In fact, Google Streetview not only allows a 360 degree view of the museum, but can zoom in far enough to make the multi-lingual displays readable.

Notable museum highlights include the Mazda Cosmo Sport from the 1960s, RX-7 models from the ’70s and ’80s, as well as the original Mazda MX-5.

Of course, those who prefer the real thing can always make the lengthy trip to Japan, where the guided tours are available and can be booked at or by telephone at +81 (0) 82-252-5050. Just like on the internet, admission is free.

To visit the Mazda museum virtually, just head to or click here.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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