Cycling through Hiroshima Cycling through Hiroshima

Cycling through Hiroshima around Peace Memorial Park


2019.11.16

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Cycling through Hiroshima

This guide will take you through a cycling course to the best parts of Hiroshima using Bike Share. When you think of Hiroshima, you probably think of the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. But the city has a lot more to offer than just those two places. While trams run from the front of stations to the major sights, riding a bike offers you the freedom to more thoroughly explore the city. And you might even get a taste of what daily life is like in Hiroshima on your way.
Let’s grab some wheels and get started!

Book here : Japan Travel Ticket Booking Site

  • 01

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Cycling Course

    This is the cycling course.(9km)

    This is the cycling course.(9km)

  • 02

    Start: 10:00 a.m. Namiki-dori

    There’s no shortage of Cycle Ports along Namiki-dori, the street that serves as Hiroshima’s downtown area. Our course begins at 10 a.m., so there’s no need to roll out of bed super early. Have a little extra sleep time to make sure you’re rested for the day. Then stop in for breakfast at one of the many places on Namiki-dori to charge your batteries before finding a Cycle Port close by. Bike Rental has English instructions on their website to guide you through the process of using their electric-assisted bikes, so no need to worry about that part. Hop on and off we go!

    We recommend branching at “Hiroshima Andersen”, the headquarters in Hiroshima.

    We recommend branching at “Hiroshima Andersen”, the headquarters in Hiroshima.

    ・Riding Time: 8 minutes 
    ・Distance: 1 km

  • 03

    10:10 a.m. Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Atomic Bomb Dome

    Atomic Bomb Dome

    Our sightseeing tour begins here: the Atomic Bomb Dome. Witness for yourself the disastrous remains of a building caught in the blast from the atomic bomb. Cross the bridge to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and walk through the Peace Memorial Park. It’s a somber experience that will change your outlook; offering your own thoughts and hopes for peace while you move through the park connects you to the past and entrusts you with the future. Take your time here. Let it sink in. Let it move you. This is the history we are all obligated to respect.


    URL:http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    A-Bomb Dome
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-10
    opening-hour
    Free appearance tour
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    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakajimachou 1 Otemachi 1-10
    opening-hour
    Admission freedom
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    ・Riding Time: 7 minutes 
    ・Distance: 1 km

  • 04

    11:30 a.m. Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hopefully the short ride over helped you switch gears a little. Next on our list is the Hiroshima Museum of Art, a modern, circular building with an attractive courtyard surrounding the space. Inside you’ll find an impressive assortment of Impressionist works, featuring art by Monet, Cézanne, and van Gogh, as well as dozens of other masterpieces from around the world. It’s an airy space with places to sit among the galleries and ponder the paintings for a longer moment. There are also rotating exhibitions in addition to the main collection, making it worth the trip even if you’ve been before. A must-see for art lovers.

    URL:https://hiroshima-museum.jp/en/index.html

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art

    Hiroshima Museum of Art
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 3-2 In the central park
    phone
    0822232530
    opening-hour
    9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
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    ・Riding Time:4 minutes 
    ・Distance: 700 km

  • 05

    12:30 p.m. Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle has an interesting history of supporting the people of Hiroshima, even after it was caught in the blast from the atomic bomb. The materials of the castle were highly heat resistant, so the majority of the main tower didn’t burn in the heat from the explosion, but was rather pushed down by the blast. Then the wood from the castle was used as much-needed material to rebuild structures or as firewood in the aftermath.
    All of the castle you see today was reconstructed in 1958. Now it holds a museum detailing the history of the city before the bomb.

    Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 21-1
    phone
    0822217512
    opening-hour
    [Mar.--Nov.] 9:00-18:00 (Adm…
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    ・Riding Time: 12 minutes 
    ・Distance: 1.8 km

  • 06

    2:00 p.m. Okonomimura

    Okonomimura

    Okonomimura

    You’re in Hiroshima, which means it’s okonomiyaki for lunch. For the unfortunately unacquainted, okonomiyaki is a savory pancake-like dish made on a hot plate at your table and consisting of a variety of ingredients. Hiroshima is famous for its particular style of okonomiyaki, which contains soba noodles. Okonomimura has over 20 well-renowned okonomiyaki restaurants, and you’ll want to try more than just one of them. Go for at least 2 or 3 different places and share with your friends to get the full experience. This is food tourism that can’t be missed. You’ll thank us later.

    URL:http://okonomimura.jp/foreign/english.html

    Okonomimura

    Okonomimura

    Okonomimura
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Shintenchi 5-13
    phone
    0822498102
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    ・Riding Time: 13 minutes 
    ・Distance: 2 km

  • 07

    3:30 p.m. Hiroshima MOCA

    Hiroshima MOCA

    Hiroshima MOCA

    Time for an uphill ride to burn off those extra calories from your excellent lunch! The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by internationally-renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa. Even 30 years after its construction, the building still retains its original luster, and the architecture itself is worth seeing. Contemplate the inspired displays and interesting shapes of the museum’s main collection, and be sure to walk around to the art installations across the grounds. It’ll provide food for thought while you continue digesting the okonomiyaki.
    After you’ve made your way through the MOCA, it’s off to our last stop.

    URL:https://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/en/

    Hiroshima MOCA

    Hiroshima MOCA

    Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
    place
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Hijiyamakouen 1-1
    phone
    0822641121
    opening-hour
    10:00-17:00
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    ・Riding Time: 12 minutes 
    ・Distance: 1.8 km

  • 08

    Finish: 5:00 p.m. Shopping for Hiroshima Carp Goods

    Hiroshima Carp Goods

    Hiroshima Carp Goods

    The Hiroshima Toyo Carp is the city’s professional baseball team, and their fans are extremely dedicated. Head to the 9th floor of the Fukuya department store in front of Hiroshima Station to find the Official Goods Shop of the Hiroshima Carp. Pick out your uniform for your night on the town. People will go crazy to see you in their colors, and you’re certain to make at least a few new friends.
    If your travel plans line up with a Carp game, then count yourself extra lucky—professional games in Japan are an exhilarating experience.
    Return your bike to a Cycle Port in front of the station, and you’re off to root for the home team!

    Book here : Japan Travel Ticket Booking Site

    Fukuya Hiroshima Ekimae
    place
    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Minami-ku Matsubaracho 9-1
    phone
    0825683111
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