Mazda Museum in Google Street View
A trip to the Mazda Museum sounds like the perfect gift for fans of the zoom-zoom performance brand. While it would certainly be nice to walk down the halls of Mazda memory lane, there is one problem for stateside enthusiasts—the Mazda Museum is located in Hiroshima, Japan.
Though a trip to Japan would be likely be a positively life-changing experience, most Americans aren’t in an economic position that would allow for approximately 30 hours of round-trip international flight time. Fortunately for both historic fans of the rotary engine and modern SkyActiv devotees, anyone with an Internet connection can now experience the Mazda Museum in Google Street View.
Those touring the Mazda Museum in Google Street View begin at an appropriate starting point, the Entrance Hall. The Entrance Hall at the Mazda Museum gives tour goers a quick taste of brand’s current direction. At the present time, the 2014 Mazda CX-5 is at center stage, welcoming Mazda fans to the museum tour.
The tour continues to the History Wing. This portion of the Mazda Museum in Google Street View displays the timeline of Mazda history dating back to the 1920s. Of course, plenty of historic Mazdas are housed in this wing as well. From the first rotary-powered Mazda Cosmo Sport all the way to the KODO-wrapped SkyActivs of today, the Mazda Museum History Wing is filled to the brim with the stories and the spirit of automotive innovation.
The next stops on the Mazda Museum tour focus on engineering technology and its advance over the years. A portion of the museum is dedicated specifically to the Wankel rotary engine, and another leg of the tour takes a look at how technology is used to manufacture and assemble the Mazda vehicles seen on the road today. Mazda even grants tour goers a look into the future with an exhibit of popular concept cars and vehicles developed for alternative fuel sources.
Though a trip to Japan may not be in your near future, feel welcome to explore the Mazda Museum in Google Street View by taking the links provided here.