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Hiroshima Animation Festival

Hiroshima Animation Festival

Aug 20th - Aug 24th

Hiroshima's biennial animation festival, introduced on the 40th anniversary of the atomic bomb, promoting the spirit of 'Love..

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Saijo Sake Festival

Saijo Sake Festival

Oct 10th - Oct 11th

Two days of food stalls, live music, entertainment and over 900 types of sake from all over Japan.

Shirakami Shrine Autumn Festival

Shirakami Shrine Autumn Festival

Late Oct

Shirakami Shrine, in downtown Hiroshima, buzzes with activity, stalls and kagura theater for two nights at the end of October every..

Shirakami Shrine Free

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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 vegetarians,..

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Onomichi Backstreets and Bars

Onomichi Backstreets and Bars

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Onomichi is a coastal town in Hiroshima that retains the ambiance of traditional Japan. The nightlife in the Shingai district is..

Sera’s Simple Life

Sera’s Simple Life

Bryan Baier

Sera is a small town in the Sera Kо̄gen Highlands of southeast Hiroshima Prefecture. The town is bursting with natural beauty,..

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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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