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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Hiroshima Dreamination

Hiroshima Dreamination

Nov 17th - Jan 3rd

Wander through the lights along Hiroshima's main Peace boulevard (Heiwa-Odori) for a fun (& free) winter event offering lots..

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Tondo Festival

Tondo Festival

Saturday - Jan 15th

Annual festival held around January 15th all across the country to burn old talismans and charms and pray for good luck in the year..

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Momotesai on Miyajima

Momotesai on Miyajima

Thursday - Jan 20th

Ritual firing of arrows at Omoto Shrine on the island of Miyajima

Where to eat in Hiroshima

Micchan Okonomiyaki

Micchan Okonomiyaki

JJ Walsh

Micchan is Hiroshima's most famous okonomiyaki chain that originally started selling the signature dish in 1950 at this lo..

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Places to stay in Hiroshima

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Onomichi U2

Onomichi U2

Kim

Onomichi U2 is a multi-purpose facility which contains a hotel, cycle shop, eateries, and retail stores. It makes for a convenient..

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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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