Other Sightseeing Spot Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Miyajima Island
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    Hiroshima Hatsukaichi-shi Miyajimacho
    “Miyajima” is the commonly used name for Itsukushima, a small island located near the westernmost tip of Hiroshima Bay. Situated on the sea some 20 kilometers from the heart of Hiroshima City, the oblong island is around 30 kilometers in circumference. In spite of its small size, a range of 500-meter-high mountains stands on the island, and it is dotted with deep valleys, waterfalls, and other natural points of interest. It is counted as one of the three most beautiful areas in Japan, along with Kyoto’s Amanohashidate and Miyagi’s Matsushima islands. And the island’s Itsukushima Shrine, of course, needs no introduction; the embodiment of ancient Heian period style, it is one of Japan’s most famous Shinto shrines and has been designated a World Heritage site.
  • Kure Central Pier Terminal
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 4-44
    This ferry pier is located in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The building features brick walls and a symbolic dome on the bronze roof. Inside, the terminal features a restaurant, an observation deck with a 360-degree view of the city, and more. Famous for having been one of the filming locations of the 2004 film Umizaru, many tourist visit the terminal.
  • Chodo Fruits Road My Neighbor Totoro Sanpo
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    Sera-cho, Sera-gun, Hiroshima-ken
    A “musical road” built in Sera Town, Sera County, Hiroshima Prefecture, a town dotted with numerous tourist-oriented farms. A 660 meter section of the northbound Chodo Yasuda Kamo Line (aka, the “Fruits Road”), bumps in the road will cause the tires of a vehicle to vibrate in such a way as to play the song “Sanpo” from the hit movie “My Neighbor Totoro” when driven over at 60 kilometers per hour. Designed to prevent speeding and promote traffic safety in a heavy tourism area, the road itself has become a tourism destination to enjoy while driving.
  • Fujii Shuzo Brewery Koryukan
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    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Honmachi 3-4-14
    A communication space used by the long-established Fujii Shuzo sake brewery. A portion of this wooden sake warehouse built in the Edo period is open to the public, and a faint whiff of sake floats in the air. Visitors can try sakes for free and there are also souvenirs available for sale such as renowned sakes, beauty soaps made with sake lees, and handmade knickknacks and accessories. There’s a soba noodle restaurant where you can enjoy select handmade soba noodles, taimeshi sea bream over rice, tempura, and sake. The nearest station is Takehara Station.
  • Ebisudo
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    Hiroshima Takehara-shi Honmachi 3
    This Shinto shrine is located a 20-minute drive from the Kochi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. The shrine gained instantaneous fame via director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s hit film “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.” The area was once called as Kamiichi and Shimoichi and had a flourishing saltpan industry, and it is said this shrine was built as a guardian shrine of area business. Even today, a festival to pray for business prosperity is held here each year in October, and the area bustles with festival-goers during this annual tradition.
  • Tomonoura
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Tomochotomo
  • Malt Kisen
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Shiromachi 3-chome 1-1

    小佐木島へ行くのに利用しました。往復ともガラガラで空いていました。島からは船内で現金で切符を買う方式でした。船員さんも港の係りの人もイイ感じの人でした。

  • Choudoufureairodo
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    Hiroshima Sera Sera-gun-cho
  • Ujina Deportropia
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Ujinakaigan 3 other
  • Furusato Community Center
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    Hiroshima Etajima Etajimacho Chuo 1-3-10
  • Ryojo no 200 Stairs
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi
  • Ponpon Iwa
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou (Within Senkoji park)
  • Ijinnotanada
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    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunakiotachou Nakatsutsuga
  • Ozu Amamizuchoryuchi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Minamikaniya
  • Bakushinchi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-5
  • Inorinoizumi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou Peace Memorial Park
  • Heiwa no Ike
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    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Naka-ku Nakajimacho Heiwa Memorial Park
  • Eigashitarokesetto
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Mukaishimachou Kenkichi (Onomichi ferry bridge buckwheat)
  • Kirinomi
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Awayamachi Takadaniyama
  • Senkojiodorokion Ro Nokane
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 19-1

Hiroshima Areas

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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