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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Yokogawa Fushigi Festival 2024

Yokogawa Fushigi Festival 2024

Sunday - Apr 28th

Old, charming Hiroshima suburb of Yokogawa, transformed for a day into a bustling, "mysterious" festival

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Craft Gyoza Festival Hiroshima 2024

Craft Gyoza Festival Hiroshima 2024

Late Apr - Early May

After successful turnouts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Saitama previously, the Craft Gyoza Festival is making its way to Hiroshima Gate..

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Sera Kogen Wisteria Festival 2024

Sera Kogen Wisteria Festival 2024

Apr 27th - May 19th

One ethereal place to appreciate ethereal wisteria flowers is at Hiroshima's Sera Kogen Farm, which is home to approximately..

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The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

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Coming to Japan to cycle the Shimanami Kaido? Hotel Cycle is situated in Onomichi, and is the perfect spot to base yourself if you're..

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About Hiroshima

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo 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
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Hiroshima City
Population 2,860,750
Area 8,479.38 km²

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 Prefecture (広島県, Hiroshima-ken) 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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