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Hiroshima

Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Hiroshima City

Hiroshima City

The explosion of the atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945 ensured that, henceforth, the city’s name would be one of the most recognizable in the world. It’s tragic history combined with ease of access by bullet train puts it on the itineraries of many overseas visitors. It can be ..

Higashi-Hiroshima City

Higashi-Hiroshima City

Most well-known for its annual sake festival in Saijo every October, visitors to Higashi-Hiroshima can get a feel for its sake heritage by dropping by the Sakagura Dōri area and witnessing white-lattice Namako walls and Sekishu-gawara red roof tiles.

Hatsukaichi City

Hatsukaichi City

Hatsukaichi is centered on the small town on the main island of Honshu almost opposite the sacred island of Miyajima on which the UNESCO designated World Hertitage site of Itsukushima Shrine is located. It is about 20km west of Hiroshima city center. Named after a market traditionally held on the 2..

Dining

Shukaen: Onomichi Ramen

Shukaen: Onomichi Ramen

Shukaen (朱華園) is a massively popular ramen shop in Hiroshima's Onomichi area, and represents one of the best places to try out 'Onomichi Ramen'. Onomichi Ramen is characterised by its flat, homemade noodles, shoyu/soy sauce based soup wi..

Momiji Cakes in Miyajima

Momiji Cakes in Miyajima

For sightseeing purposes, Miyajima Island is most famous for its floating Torii, as it is the most well-known and iconic part of Itsukushima shrine. In regards to cuisine and local foods, Miyajima Island is very famous for its "Momiji" flav..

ICHIRAN Ramen at Hondori, Hiroshima

ICHIRAN Ramen at Hondori, Hiroshima

A brief walk from the World Heritage A-bomb Dome and less than a minute walk from the Hondori streetcar stop is Hiroshima Hondori's ICHIRAN. Located on Hondori, Hiroshima City’s bustling shopping arcade and in the heart of the downtown area..

Places to stay

Guest House Roku Hiroshima

Guest House Roku Hiroshima

I was greeted by a chorus of warm welcomes as soon as I stepped into Guest House Roku, a short walk away from the JR Shin-Hakushima station in Hiroshima city. I happen to be there on an evening where they had a barbeque planned, so the first level ba..

Senkoji Sanso Hotel, Onomichi

Senkoji Sanso Hotel, Onomichi

Located in Onomichi's delightful mountaintop Senkoji Park, the Senkoji Sanso Hotel serves as an excellent base from which to explore the portside city. I will admit, when I first arrived at the hotel, I thought that I was in the middle of nowher..

Backpackers Miyajima

Backpackers Miyajima

Backpackers Miyajima is located in the Hatsukaichi city are of Hiroshima, right next to the ferry which takes you to the beautiful island of Miyajima. It is easily accessible by JR train (30 minutes) or by the local Hiroshima cable car (around 60 min..

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The Moving Streetcar Museum of Hiroshima

The Moving Streetcar Museum of Hiroshima

Visitors to Hiroshima City can delight in the fact that, compared to Tokyo and Osaka, they won't be getting lost underground when navigating around, like might be the case with the sprawling subterranean pedestrian networks of Japan's bigger ..

Cat Alley In Onomichi

Cat Alley In Onomichi

Onomichi is a hidden treasure of Japan where the more time you spend in the city the more beauty and culture there is to discover. Travelers initially visit for the historic walk that links 25 temples throughout the city, but there is another attract..

The Miyajima Fireworks Experience

The Miyajima Fireworks Experience

Visiting Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, an island off the shore of Hiroshima, is something that many travelers trekking in Japan seek to do. If you are around during the summer, you may even be able to catch the annual fireworks show that is ..

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About hiroshima

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo data-display="Kyoto" Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionChugoku
IslandHonshu
CapitalHiroshima
Population2,860,750
Area8,479.38 sq. km

Located in western Honshu and just above Shikoku, perhaps the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they hear the word “Hiroshima” is that it was the target of the first atomic bomb in history.

Claiming the lives of over 100,000 civilians, its catastrophic effects can be seen at the Atomic Bomb (Genbaku) Dome, which miraculously survived the bombing and is a World Heritage Site, and the moving Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum; both serve as moving reminders of the necessity of world peace.

But Hiroshima has so much more to offer – Miyajima island is the magical location of yet another World Heritage Site – Itsukushima Shrine and its “floating” torii gate at high tide, which is classified as one of the Three Views of Japan. Don’t forget to try Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki and the local oysters while you're there.

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