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  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1-2
    This museum is located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in Naka District, of Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It was founded with the objective of imparting the reality of the harm from the atomic bomb dropped on August 6, 1945, and the abolition of nuclear weapons, and the attainment of world peace. The museum is divided between the main building and the east building. Along with items that reveal the horrible spectacle and mementos of the bomb victims, the conditions of pre and post-bomb Hiroshima and an introduction to the nuclear era are introduced. The museum is remembered also by the 2016 visit of President Barak Obama, the first ever incumbent head of state of a nuclear power to visit the museum.

    We visited all of us family Teens and young adults The whole visit will teach to all, something about humankind..and past horrors. What I m saying also is that it s very visual Museum. Young kids...

  • Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 1-1
    A Shinto shrine located on the island of Itsukushima (Miyajima) in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture famed as one of the three most scenic locations in Japan. The shrine is also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This grand and majestic shrine is built along the sea shore where the tide ebbs and flows, and the shrine’s giant torii gate standing out in the sea is particularly famous. The shrine is said to have been built in 593, and the current seaside shrine building is said to have been constructed with the aid of Taira no Kiyomori in 1168. 17 of the shrine’s large and small structures are designated Important Cultural Properties or National Treasures, and the shrine’s Hirabutai stage, used for ceremonial dances and other performances, is considered one of the three most beautiful stages in the country. The shrine’s collection of treasures also includes numerous crafts and works of art designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.

    This was one of the best shrines I have seen. It’s worth a visit. We went during low tide so we couldn’t see it when water covers it (they say it looks like it’s floating) but it was nice to see it...

  • Shukkeien Garden
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    1060 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Kaminoborichou 2-11
    A garden located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture that was chosen as one of the top 100 of Japan’s historic parks and designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. Shukkeien was created in 1620 by Ueda Shigeyasu, a high-ranking retainer in the service of the Asano Clan who was also a renowned master of tea ceremony, to serve as a villa for Asano feudal lords. It is said that the garden is a condensed version modeled on the scenic beauty of China’s West Lake and the garden’s name is derived from this meaning “condensed scenery garden”. The garden is picturesque with an island floating in the pond, mountains, valleys, and elegant tea ceremonial houses. In “Sensuitei” near the entrance you can enjoy matcha green tea and light refreshments.

    Japanese gardens are special places and this one was no exception. Beautifully planned the garden revolved around a large pool. A great place to spend an unhurried hour or two. They also gave...

  • Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1-6
    This is a facility located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The memorial was constructed in an effort to remember and mourn the atomic bomb victims at the time of the dropping of the bomb on August 6, 1945, as well as those who died afterwards, and to pray for eternal peace. The Hall of Remembrance presents a panoramic view of the A-bombed city, a place to quietly mourn A-bomb victims and reflect on peace, an information exhibition section for planned exhibitions, and a hands-on reading room. The nearest stops on the Hiroshima Electric Railway tram are “Genbaku Dome Mae” (Atomic Bomb Dome) stop and “Hondori” stop.

    This is the most serene of museums with a wonderfully respectful atmosphere throughout the facility The building is straightforward to navigate with a good mix of educational and thought provoking...

  • Okonomiyaki NAGATA-YA
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-7-19
    Okonomiyaki NAGATA-YA is a well-known okonomiyaki restaurant featured on an overseas airline website and located close to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The restaurant is inspired by the times of the 1930s in the Showa period with all sorts of retro posters and things dotted about the place. Their prized okonomiyaki is a special Hiroshima style dish made with specially made Otafuku sauce and noodles fried in pork bone broth. They also have a range of dishes made with Hiroshima oysters and the place is constantly crowded with locals and tourists alike.

    Not too hard to find…just a few minutes walk from the Peace Dome and steps away from the “hypocenter” you’ll find this okonomiyaki-centric spot where they’re happy to take care of you with their...

  • Hiroshima Dentestu Train
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    892 Reviews
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    Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
    This train is a convenient train means of transportation in the city center, and has the familiar nickname of “Hiroden”. Set tickets for travel to Miyajima with Miyajima Matsudai ferry are also available.

    We used the tram to go to Miyajima Island. You can use suica or pasmo cards or pay the conductor as you get off the tram. The ride was comfortable.

  • Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Minamikaniya 2-3-1
    This is the baseball field of Hiroshima City known as the base of Toyo Carp. It is an asymmetrical shape, which is unusual as a ballpark, and so the players can be seen more closely the foul ground has been reduced in size. It also features spacious seating so you can enjoy watching the game in comfort. In addition to the performance seat for enthusiastic fans there are a variety of seats such as a party floor and terrace seats. Reservation-based stadium tours are also popular.

    We saw an advert for the game and managed to get unreserved tickets for the game between the Carps and Chunichi Dragons. Its was a great experience to be in Japanese sporting culture and feel the...

  • Hassei
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Fujimichou 4-17
    This okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) restaurant is located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. It is notable for its light and viscous dough and its use of fresh noodles. Guests can enjoy classic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki at the restaurant, which is one of the most popular of all the many okonomiyaki restaurants that line Jizodori Street. In addition to okonomiyaki, the restaurant’s other teppanyaki (food grilled on a flattop griddle) dishes which include gesoyaki (grilled squid tentacles) and negiyaki (thin Japanese savory pancakes with green onions) of which sweet cabbage is laid are also popular.

    We came here for late lunch, good thing they still accepted our order although they were closing in 20mins. Its quite big for one person. Very good value. Although personally I didnt like it, my...

  • MIYAJIMA MISEN DAISYOIN
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    574 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 210
    It is the most important temple of the Shingon Omuro sect in Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, and the temple with the longest history in Miyajima. It is believed to have been established when Kobo Daishi crossed to Miyajima in 806. It was once a different temple administering the ceremonial festivals of the Itsukushima Shrine and was deeply related to the Imperial Family. The temple has many statues in the Kannon-do Hall such as the Kannon Bosatsu or Deity of Mercy with eleven heads, and is the only temple in Japan enshrining Sanki Daigongen (the three fierce guardian gods). You can see the streets of the opposite shore from this serene environment, and it is also famous for its autumn colors.

    One of the best temple we visited during our 3-week trip in Japan. There are dozen of gorgeous to visit. Everything is in the nature.

  • Toyokuni Shrine Five-storied Pagoda
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    Hiroshima Hatsukaichi-shi Miyajimacho 1-1
    This five-tier red pagoda stands on a hill near the Honden front shrine of Itsukushima Shrine. The 27.6-meter-tall tower is located next to Toyokuni Shrine (location of the Senjokaku Pavilion). Skillfully blending Japanese and Chinese design aspects, the tower was built in 1407. Inside, the ceiling is painted with a dragon, while outside the ceilings have been painted with grapevine scrollwork and vivid patterns. The pagoda’s central pillar notably only extends up to the second tier in a design which helps prevent the tower from being toppled by strong winds. The pagoda used to enshrine the temple’s principal object of worship, a statue of Gautama Buddha; as well as statues of the bodhisattvas Samantabhadra and Manjushri, but these were moved to the Daiganji Temple on the opposite shore during the anti-Buddhism movement of the Meiji period. Today, the pagoda has been designated a National Important Cultural Property.

    This five storied pagoda is atop a hill overlooking the Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima Island. Nice photo point.

  • Kakiya
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    454 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 539
    An oyster restaurant located in the Omotesando Shotengai shopping arcade in Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Kakiya is renowned for its inexpensive oyster dishes made with quality oysters raised off of Miyajima as well as Jigozen oysters, a Hiroshima brand oyster variety. The restaurant’s signature menu item is its yakigaki oysters grilled to perfection at the front of the restaurant by seasoned veterans. No special seasoning is added to these vaunted gems which fill the mouth with the flavor of sea salt and the inherent deliciousness of the oyster meat. Kakiya’s kakimeshi oysters over rice and creamy, milky raw oysters are also popular choices. The interior is decorated in a modern, Japanese style.

    This area is famous for the oyster. You could see oyster farms when you cross the sea by ferry. There are various menu of them. My favorite is the barbecued one.

  • Reichan
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    424 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Matsubarachou 2-37 Hiroshima Station Bill Esteh 2F
    Reichan is an okonomiyaki restaurant located on the second floor of the ASSE shopping mall directly connected to Hiroshima Station. The restaurant is so popular that there’ll often be a queue of people waiting outside during peak times. The long established store was founded as a street stall back in 1957 and only fully trained staff are allowed to make their prized okonomiyaki. The compacted okonomiyaki, made with fresh cabbage, meat, eggs and fresh noodles is a Hiroshima food tasting just as great now as it ever has. They have seating at tables or at the counter and individual customers or groups are more than welcome.

    This fantastic little restaurant at Hiroshima railway station was a lucky find. After a short wait in a lunchtime queue, we were seated at the counter in front of action at the cooking plate...

  • Hiroshima Museum of Art
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 3-2 In the central park
    An art museum focusing on modern art located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture which was opened in 1978 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hiroshima Bank. The museum has a large collection of modern art with a focus on Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and other Impressionist artists. Including its modern Japanese art, the museum’s collection consists of some 300 works. In addition to a standing exhibition of some 90 modern French artworks, the museum also holds special exhibitions several times a year. There’s also a museum shop and fashionable café with a view of the museum’s inner garden.

    Last year I was so impressed by this museum without the time to really go through it, I had to return to see a very nice French impressionist collection containing famous artists including van Gogh...

  • Miyajima Public Aquarium
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 10-3
    An aquarium located close to Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, on the island of Miyajima in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Notable for its Japanese exterior designed to fit in with the surrounding scenery, the aquarium, locally known as “Miyaji Marine,” was remodeled and reopened in 2011. The aquarium exhibits over 13,000 fish and marine mammals spanning 350 species with a focus on the creatures living in the Seto Inland Sea. Some of the aquarium’s most popular exhibits include cute animals such as rare finless porpoises, penguins, Stellar sea lions, and Japanese river otters. Daily sea lion shows are held at the aquarium’s Live Pool.

    But worth it when you are in Miyajima. Quite a big variety to see. And in winter, a good indoor place to warm yourself up!

  • Caffe Ponte
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    323 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-9-21
    This is an open café on the bank in a green area across the river from the Peace Memorial Park. You can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine made from local Hiroshima produce including local brand Hiroshima oysters “kaki komachi” that are available to eat all year round. There is a large choice of sommelier selected wines. The inside of the cafe or seats on the terrace are fashionable—perfect for a date, get togethers, or anniversaries.

    Went there late with two rambunctious kiddos. The staff was so incredible and accommodating. Letting our children touch the lobsters, while my husband and I got to sit and relax and have a drink. My...

  • Micchan Sohonten Hacchobori Branch
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Hacchoubori 6-7 Turris Hatchobori 1F
    This is the oldest Okonomiyaki restaurant in Hiroshima. The decisive factor of the taste is the original sauce which took the store half a century to perfect. Many people visit from out of the prefecture wanting to try the traditional taste of the famous store also introduced in the media and featured on television. The interior of the shop is Japanese-style, with a sense of cleanliness. The nearest station is Hatchobori Station.

    Nice restaurant to have your hiroshima style okonomiyaki. There is a english menu, so even if you dont speak japanese you dont have to go home hungry. You can see how the cook prepare your meal...

  • MAZDA Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Akigunfuchuchou Shinchi 3-1
    A museum in Fuchu City, Aki County, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come explore the history of automobile manufacturer MAZDA and enjoy some of the famous vehicles they created. Exhibits include history of the 1920s as well as engines and manufacturing technology. Reservations are required, so please contact in advance to make reservations before visiting.

    Part of my to visit places in Hiroshima is the Mazda Museum. There is a day tour conducted in English (10am-11:30am), and you need to make a reservation at their website before your visit. The tour...

  • Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 21-2
    A Shinto shrine honoring those who have died in while fighting wars located inside Hiroshima Castle Park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The shrine was built in 1868 as Suisho Reisha Shrine to enshrine the souls of the samurai of Hiroshima Domain who died in the Boshin War. Today, the shrine enshrines the spirits of 92 thousand who fell in battle thereafter. The main shrine building was lost during the atomic bombing of 1945 and was rebuilt in 1956. In addition to being one of the most prominent shrines in the prefecture, it is also a popular destination for local citizens to visit and pray for the victory of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp professional baseball team. A “Naki-zumo” event is held here each year on May 5 in which sumo wrestlers battle each other by holding babies and attempting to see who can get theirs to cry the loudest, a traditional ritual which seeks to ensure the healthy growth of the children involved.

    A beautiful shrine located inside the grounds of Hiroshima Castle. It has a beautiful entrance with a circle made out of woven plants that worshippers pass through, I presume in some sort of...

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1 Otemachi 1-10
    The park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture was established to mourn those who lost their lives due to the dropping of the atomic bomb and to pray for eternal peace in the world. The park was completed in 1954 after maintenance of the hypocenter of the atomic bomb, dropped by the US Army on August 6, 1945. In the park, there is the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, cenotaph for atomic bomb victims, and numerous monuments wishing for peace. Entry is free.
  • Mitaki Temple
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinishiku Mitakiyama 411
    A Buddhist temple in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City located halfway up Mt. Mitaki is part of the Koyasan Shingon-shu grouping of temples. Said to have been founded in 809 by Kukai, there are three waterfalls with different streams located on the grounds. The two-story pagoda erected as a memorial to victims of the atomic bombs was transferred from Wakayama’s Hirohachiman-Jinja shrine and has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Inside the pagoda is another Important Cultural Property of Japan, a wooden statue depicted the seated form of the Amitabha (Amidanyorai) Buddha. The temple is well known as a place to see cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn colors in the fall, and there is always a great turn out of visitors.

    We had a choice of Miyajima or Mitaki and went for Mitaki. I suspect the two are opposites and we made the right call. We took the train and the short walk up the hill - 10-20 minutes. The temple...

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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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