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Kure Fireworks Festival

Kure Fireworks Festival

Virginia Gonzalez

The Kure Fireworks Festival takes place every August by the city port. Spectators here will enjoy an hour of pyrotechnics over the..

Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture,.. Saturday - Jul 27th Free
Miyajima Fireworks Festival

Miyajima Fireworks Festival

JJ Walsh

Hiroshima's most famous fireworks display. 60 minutes of amazing, colorful bursts shot from the water in front of the huge red..

Itsukushima Saturday - Aug 24th 1 Free

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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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Miyajima and Heaven

Sleiman Azizi

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

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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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