About Hiroshima
Region:Chugoku
Island:Honshu
Capital:Hiroshima
Population:2,860,750
Area:8,479.38 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.

That being said, Hiroshima isn’t just all about tragedy. Hiroshima’s other World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine and its “floating” torii gate at high tide, is also classified as one of the Three Views of Japan. Don’t forget to have some Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki while you’re there as well!

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Miyajima Island

Nice place! Went there twice. Once during high tide, another during low tide to walk on the sand. Oyster curry bread was delicious!

The Bridges of the Shimanami Kaido

definitely Guillaume! I wanted to check out some museums as well but they were off the recommended route and I knew that I wouldn't be able to reach my end point in time! I met a guy who spent about 4-5...

Fukuzenji Temple at Tomonoura

Hard to go wrong when the light is great :)

Ioji Temple at Tomonoura

it's nice to be able to enjoy the view without being blocked by a zillion other people or feeling like you need to move out of the way!