Hiroshima Sightseeing Map


Hiroshima (広島) is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago and faces the Seto Inland Sea. Its capital is Hiroshima City.
It has two World Heritage Sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine which is one of the Japan's three most scenic sights, both of which attract many visitors.
Sightseeing Spots in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Park Miyajima Island Hiroshima City
Shukkei-en Garden Hiroshima Castle

Event in Hiroshima

Japanese Cultural Activities on Miyajima Island from September 18th to 20th (2010) for 3 days!! Don't miss it! More information...
Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy class, Cooking class and Free chatting space!!
Tea Ceremony Calligraphy Cooking -- Japanese food

Food in Hiroshima

Food in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki
Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Kaki (Oysters)

Fast Fact - Hiroshima

Hiroshima is best known for being the first city to suffer an atomic bomb attack - 8:15am, August 6, 1945.
Those who are expecting to explore the piles of rubble while, possibly, being affected by radioactivity in Hiroshima city will be in for a surprise; Hiroshima has all the ferroconcrete and blinking neon of any other modern Japanese city. At first glance, it can be hard to imagine that anything out of the ordinary ever happened here.

After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.
Yet, Hiroshima is far from being a depressing place; It is now a modern, cosmopolitan city with a lot of great food and nightlife.

Food wise, Hiroshima is especially famous for oysters and the Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki can be eaten everywhere in Japan, but Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki is different and special.
Even for Japanese travelers, Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki is one of the things they are eager to try in Hiroshima.

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How to get to and around Hiroshima

From Kansai international airport
Shinkansen route
Japan Railways
Highway bus route

Streetcar in Hiroshima
Buses in Chugoku

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