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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Mantou Mitama Festival

Mantou Mitama Festival

May 27th - May 29th

Once a year, the spectacle of 100 shrine maidens dancing by lantern light can be seen in the forecourt of Hirohima Gokoku-jinja..

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Mibu no Hana Taue

Mibu no Hana Taue

Sunday - Jun 5th

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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Tokasan: The Yukata Festival

Tokasan: The Yukata Festival

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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Onomichi U2

Onomichi U2

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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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Sera Kogen Rose Festa

Sera Kogen Rose Festa

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From late May through until early July, Hiroshima's Sera Kogen Farm hosts their annual Rose Festa. Around 135 different varieties..

Senkoji Park Sakura Festival

Senkoji Park Sakura Festival

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Each year during spring, Senkoji Park in Onomichi is home to over 1000 cherry trees in bloom. The park is listed as one of Japan's..

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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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