Hiroshima


Located in the southwestern part of the Japanese islands, Hiroshima Prefecture is famous for the natural beauty of the Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains, with rivers, valleys and plains, that characterise Japan's unique landscape.

The natural and historical beauty of Japan is encapsulated in Miyajima’s most famous place, Itsukushima Shrine, floating on the sea in the middle of Hiroshima Bay. Once you see this world heritage site in person, you’ll understand why this National Treasure is celebrated as one of the “Three Sights of Japan”.

Now a symbol of peace in the world, Hiroshima welcomes visitors to its Peace Park Memorial and Museum, to teach people about what happened in the city at 8:15am on August 6th 1945, and to show Hiroshima’s dedication to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world, for the better of mankind. The Atomic Bomb dome, the only building not demolished after the bomb, remains on the bank of the Motoyasu River as a reminder of the devastation war can bring.Now, Hiroshima is a bustling and thriving city, surrounded by natural and beautiful landscapes. This beauty can also be found in the centre of the city, in places like Shukkei-en Garden.

Now Hiroshima is a bustlingand thriving city surrounded by natural and beautiful landscapes. This beautycan also be found in the centre of the city, in places such as Shukkei-en Garden.

Hiroshima highlights
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • The Island Shrine of Itsukushima
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • Shukkei-en Garden
  • The Mitaki-dera and Fudoin Temples


  • Accommodation:
    Osaka has a variety of western style hotels and traditional Japanese inns (ryokans). Contact us for the best offer.

    Transportation:
    Hiroshima is served by Hiroshima Airport, JR and other local trains. In the city you can find plenty of busses, trams and taxis.

    The busiest times to visit:
    Cherry Blossom, Golden week (Japanese holiday in the beginning of May), Obon (Japanese national holiday in mid-August), Momiji season (when the leaves start changing colours). During these days, the streets will be overcrowded and the hotels fully-booked. July and August are very hot and humid months.

    Local food specialities:
    Oysters
    Hiroshima Okonomiyaki
    Momiji-Manju
    Tsukemen is a “soupless ramen”
    Anago - conger eel

    Suggested itinerary:
    1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour

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     1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour
    [Public transport tour]After a visit to the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, you will be taken to the Peace Memorial Park, once the political and commercial centre of the ..
    from £ 124
    2019 Golden Route Autumn Assisted Tour
    [Assisted] 10 daysJoin our assisted autumn tour and visit Japan's most iconic sites and locations in Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. You can experience the authentic apirit of Ja..
    from £ 2,080
    Okunoshima "Rabbit Island" & Saijo Sake Breweries Tour
    [Private taxi]An English speaking driver will take you to an island of 'Pabbit Paradise' located in the Seto Inland Sea and the sake town of Saijo which is one of the best known as sake brewery in the..
    from £ 240
    World Heritage Sites of Japan [Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Hiroshima, Kagoshima]
    [Self-Guided] 15 days Visit the most beautiful World Heritage Sites of Japan and enjoy delicious cuisine, futon bedding and onsen bathing. Experience the austere life of Buddhist monks in Koyasan a..
    from £ 2,700
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