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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Top Attractions in Hiroshima

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Upcoming Hiroshima Events

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

Friday - 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..

Momotesai on Miyajima

Momotesai on Miyajima

Wednesday - Jan 20th

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


Where to eat in Hiroshima

Ume no Hana

Ume no Hana

JJ Walsh

Kaiseki style set Japanese courses and dishes highlighting the beauty and tastes of tofu, yuba and many seasonal delights.


Places to stay in Hiroshima

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Kissa Saeki Hiroshima

Kissa Saeki Hiroshima


Kissa Saeki in Hiroshima is housed in a traditional kissaten, but has adapted to the changing times and has meals catering to vegetarians,..


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
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.

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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