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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Japanese Medieval Manufacturing

Japanese Medieval Manufacturing

Jan 2nd - Mar 14th

A special event at the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History looks into Japanese medieval manufacturing, with a specific focus..

5 ¥290
Hiroshima Kanzake Festival

Hiroshima Kanzake Festival

Late Mar

The Hiroshima Kanzake Festival brings the delights of warmed sake to the world. Warming the beverage is said to bring out a depth..

4 ¥300
Senkoji Park Sakura Festival

Senkoji Park Sakura Festival

Mar 20th - Mar 31st

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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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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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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