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!

Things to Do in Hiroshima

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Shukaen: Onomichi Ramen

Onomichi-style out in Hiroshima

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Maple-leaf shaped desserts on a sacred island

Community discussion

Japanese Kaleidoscope

A mixture of images for an overall impression of Japan

That is true. Even myself found that Japan is very interesting. Fall in love even my journey quite short and can't forget every single corner that I have visited.

Shukaen: Onomichi Ramen

Onomichi-style out in Hiroshima

As always, looks delicious, Tom.

Momiji Cakes in Miyajima

Maple-leaf shaped desserts on a sacred island

I find the cake very tasty and fluffy - I like it more than taiyaki :)

Discount Dollar Store, Daiso

It all started here in Hiroshima

I love Daiso!