I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Sera Winery and Yume Park

ByWilliam Farrow
Feb 24, 2022

I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Sera Winery and Yume Park

As the chills of winter give way and the warmth of spring begins to return to Japan, people find themselves willing to venture into the great outdoors again. Those with smaller children will also quickly search for places where the little ones can run around and burn off energy. What if we told you there was a place where one could let their children have fun for a day and then also pick up a nice bottle of wine? At Sera Winery, you can have a wonderful day for the whole family.

Located in the Sera district of Hiroshima, this winery can go overlooked by people primarily focused on Hiroshima city itself. By car, visitors can expect a drive between an hour and thirty minutes to two hours, depending on tolls. Visitors arriving by public transportation will need to take a train followed by a bus. From there, the winery’s website suggests a 20-minute taxi ride to the park grounds.

About the Winery

Sera Winery produces wines made from grapes cultivated in the Sera region of Hiroshima. Using this wide variety of grape types, the winery can produce very dry wines to extremely sweet wines. As a glance at their wine list reveals, there is something for everyone. In addition to wine and other goods for purchase, Sera Winery also provides a hot foot bath facility (足湯 / Ashiyu). This restaurant boasts a variety of quality meats from local farms along with various BBQ options and a miniature steam locomotive ride that fits both adults and children (Please note the locomotive does not run in January or February). If you are pining for more than just wine, these other amenities and the gift shop should do the trick.

About the Park

Next to Sera Winery is the Sera Yume Park, a park that takes advantage of the space afforded to the countryside of Japan. Visitors coming from Hiroshima City will undoubtedly enjoy the change of scenery, and kids will jump at the chance to well…jump, run and play at the park. The park has a miniature town for children to run around and play in and is best suited for children between ages 3 and 10.

The park itself will also host games of ground golf (Not sure what ground golf is? Here you go) and have various events like pony rides or bird watching, so be sure to look at the website when planning your trip.

The local fields also play host to various birds, insects, and other animals that nature enthusiasts can enjoy observing in a scenic setting absent of the grey buildings that populate most of Japan’s metropolitan areas.

There is an observation area near the north end of the park for those who want to take in (or take a photo of) the surrounding scenery as well.

You Wouldn’t Happen to Have a Panorama, Would You?

Feel free to scope everything out yourself!


All Right, You’ve Convinced Me. What is the Best Way to Get There?

As previously mentioned, visiting by car is preferable as public transportation to the grounds will require multiple transfers.

Sera Winery and Yume Park

Address: 518-1 Kurobuchi, Sera, Sera District, Hiroshima 〒722-1732

住所:〒722-1732 広島県世羅郡世羅町黒渕518番地1

Phone: 0847-25-4300

Hours of Operation : Winery: 9:00 to 17:00 (March through December), 10:00 to 16:00 (January and February)

Restaurant: 11:00 to 15:00 (Last Order from 14:30)

*Please note other facilities and services may have similar but slightly different hours of operation.

Image via USAID Digital Development, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

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