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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Hiroshima City

Hiroshima City

The explosion of the atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945 ensured that, henceforth, the city’s name would be one of th...

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Higashi-Hiroshima

Higashi-Hiroshima

Most well-known for its annual sake festival in Saijo every October, visitors to Higashi-Hiroshima can get a feel for its sak...

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi is centered on the small town on the main island of Honshu almost opposite the sacred island of Miyajima on which...

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Fukuyama City

Fukuyama City

Home of roses, geta sandals and Ponyo, Fukuyama lies between Osaka and Hiroshima. Here can also be found much natural beauty ...

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Mihara City

Mihara City

The port of Mihara sits pretty much in the center of Hiroshima prefecture’s Seto Inland Sea coastline, 20 minutes by bullet t...

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Onomichi

Onomichi

Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture is an unusual and beautiful town facing the Seto Inland Sea. Both the more common sights in ...

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Miyajima

Miyajima

While Miyajima has a reputation as a tourist destination, it has a deep history with Japan and Shinto culture. It has also pl...

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Kure

Kure

Famous for its shipbuilding heritage and maritime history, Kure is a port city located along the Seto Inland Sea, south-east ...

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The World of Yamamoto Nizo

The World of Yamamoto Nizo

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Yamamoto Nizo is known for his work as an art director and background artist on films like Hayao Miyazaki's "Castle in the Sk...

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Courbet and the Sea

Courbet and the Sea

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A special exhibition taking place at the Fukuyama Art Museum in Hiroshima looks at the works of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), ...

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Where to eat in Hiroshima

Kissa Saeki Hiroshima

Kissa Saeki Hiroshima

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Kissa Saeki in Hiroshima is housed in a traditional kissaten, but has adapted to the changing times and has meals catering to...

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Places to stay in Hiroshima

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 i...

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Kissa Saeki Hiroshima

Kissa Saeki Hiroshima

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Kissa Saeki in Hiroshima is housed in a traditional kissaten, but has adapted to the changing times and has meals catering to...

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Miyajima and Heaven 6

Miyajima and Heaven

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What you see on Miyajima, close to Hiroshima in western Japan, is up to you. Itsukushima Shrine, the floating gate, Gojunoto ...

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About Hiroshima

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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