Hiroshima Prefecture is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese islands. It is rich in the natural beauty of the Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains, with rivers, valleys and plains, that characterise Japan's landscape.
The natural and historical beauty of Japan is encapsulated on Miyajima’s 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 its celebrated as one of the “Three Sights of Japan”, making it a National Treasure.
Now a symbol of peace in the world, Hiroshima welcomes visitors to its Peace Park Memorials and Museums 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 arms free world, for the better of humanity. 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 such as Shukkei-en Garden