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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Mibu no Hana Taue 2024

Mibu no Hana Taue 2024

Sunday - Jun 2nd

This event features song, dance, and costumed cows and is held on the first Sunday of June. It was awarded UNESCO Intangible Cultural..

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Streetcar Festival in Hiroshima 2024

Streetcar Festival in Hiroshima 2024

Early Jun

The Hiroshima Electric Railway Co, or Hiroden, opens up the yard next to its headquarters in Hiroshima’s Senda-machi to the pu..

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Tokasan: The Yukata Festival 2024

Tokasan: The Yukata Festival 2024

Jun 7th - Jun 9th

Thousands of people decked out in beautiful yukata summer kimono fill the streets of central Hiroshima for three nights at the beginning..

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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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