Hiroshima

About Hiroshima

Hiroshima Prefecture is located on Honshu, facing the Seto Inland Sea in the south and the Chugoku Mountains in the northwest. Hiroshima City, the capital of the prefecture, is a modern city in the midst of the Peace Memorial Park and World War II.

It is known for the Atomic Bomb Dome which conveys the horrors of the atomic bomb dropped in 1945.The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park near the site was built to pray that the tragedy of 1945 would never be repeated. Near the park is the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the few surviving atomic bomb sites near the epicenter. Other attractions include the Shukkeien, known as a stately Japanese garden, and the Hiroshima Castle surrounded by moats and parks.

It takes about 1:40 from Tokyo by airplane, and about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Osaka by Shinkansen.



Local Information

Hiroshima City, the world-renowned as “City of Peace” is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also known as a beautiful city, endowed with natural environment including the Seto Inland Sea and six rivers flowing through mountains and urban areas. Hiroshima Peace Memoria Park including the Memorial Museum ( https://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng ) and the Miyajima Island ( http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/ ) are among most interesting tourist attractions in Japan.




Sightseeing spots in Hiroshima

Miyajima

Itsukushima Shrine was built by Taira no Kiyomori in the 12th century. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.




Atomic Bomb Dome

The Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in December 1996 at the 20th Annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Mérida, Mexico as a structure that conveys the horrors of nuclear weapons.




Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum opened in 1955 with the goals of conveying the destruction caused by the atomic bombing to the people of the world and contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of everlasting peace.




Hiroshima Castle

Typical of castles built on plains, Hiroshima Castle was erected by Mōri Terumoto, one of the members of the council of five elders of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.




OKOSTA

A wide range of groups such as foreign travelers, families and school trip students can enjoy the experience! Skilled staff will sincerely support and tell you the tips to cook delicious Okonomiyaki.




Yamato Museum

The Yamato Museum is the naval history museum of Kure, which prospered as the site of the biggest naval shipyard in Japan and is where the battleship Yamato was built.




Saijo Sakagura Dori

In the mid Meiji period, the way of brewing Sake which was later called “Ginjo Zukuri” was invented by Sake brewer Senzaburo Miura from Akitsu town by the sea shore and was introduced to the entire country by master brewer Toji from Akitsu town.






General Information