Hiroshima Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Hiroshima

  • 1. Peace Park and Memorial Museum

    A hypocenter is defined as the point directly below the center of the explosion of an atomic bomb, but it is also used to refer to the point in the earth where an earthquake occurs. In Hiroshima, the...

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  • 2. Miyajima

    Miyajima, or Shrine Island, is the nickname for the island formally named Itsukushima. The island is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine, which was established in the 6th Century, and it became a UNESCO...

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  • 3. Hiroshima Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    This 1958 reconstruction is less than 10 minutes walk from the peace park, and well worth taking in if you are in the area. It's far from the most spectacular castle in Japan but still well and truly...

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  • 4. Shukkeien Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Shukkeien Garden was first built in 1620. It was built to look like a miniature version of the West Lake in Hangzhou, China. It served as the local daimyo's garden for centuries and was altered over...

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  • 5. Hondori Shopping Street

    Hondori is the main shopping street in Hiroshima. This covered, pedestrian-only street stretches nearly a kilometer. Hondori, literally meaning main street, has been the main shopping area of the city...

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  • 6. Daytrips from Hiroshima

    Setoda town a small island in the Seto Inland Sea. Among others it has an original temple which is brightly coloured and has a 'tunnel of hell!', an art museum dedicated to Ikuo Hirayama, a famous...

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  • 7. Nobori-Cho Elementary School

    Everyone who travels to Hiroshima goes to Peace Park, and one of the most inspiring monuments is that of Sadako Sasaki, the little girl who folded the paper cranes in hopes of recovering from...

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  • 8. Honkawa Elementary School

    Parts of Honkawa Elementary School withstood the atomic bomb, so it served as the school for local children in the area (including those who had previously attended other schools that no longer...

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  • 9. Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    HIROSHIMA PREFECTUAL ART MUSEUM. Great collection (3400 artistic pieces) with some of Picasso's drawings & Dali's art. Exhibitions of the Collection is charged at 500 yen (discount with Hiroshima...

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  • 10. Sumiyoshi Shrine

    Sumiyoshi Shrine is a riverfront Shinto Shrine in Hiroshima, not far from the epicenter of the atomic bomb explosion in 1945. To date, two pine trees that survived the blast remain next to the shrine....

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  • 11. Fukuromachi Elementary School

    Fukuromachi Elementary School was located near the epicenter of the atomic bomb. Most of the school was made of wood, so it was all destroyed, but a small part made of concrete survived the blast....

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  • 12. Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

    The Memorial Cathedral for World Peace was built in 1954 by Reverend Hugo Lassalle, who's church was destroyed by the atomic bomb. He himself nearly died. He actually travelled to Vatican City to meet...

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  • 13. Peace Boulevard

    Peace Boulevard, or Heiwa Odori in Japanese, is a large tree-lined avenue that stretches about 3.5 kilometers through the middle of Hiroshima, including a...

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  • 14. Motoyasu River

    The Motoyasu River runs through downtown Hiroshima past the A-Bomb Dome, one of Japan's most poignant reminders of the devastation of war. Each year on August...

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  • 15. Hiroshima

    HiroshimaNowadays Hiroshima is Nr11 of the largest cities of Japan with a total of 1.100.000 inhabitants in 2014. Hiroshima was founded on the river delta...

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  • 16. The Ota River.

    From Hiroshima Castle we strolled along the banks of the Ota River to Hiroshima's Peace Park. The river was lined with flowering cherry trees during our visit...

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  • 17. Other things exist than Ground Zero and museums

    99% of tourists come to Hiroshima to see the WW2 museums of ground zero and the atomic bomb. While those are inspiring and worth the visit, few people take in...

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  • 18. Enjoy a day listening to the young artists.

    It was a sunny day and it was nice to see several musicians around the city singing some nice tunes. Often they would sing in Japanese, however you can still...

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  • 19. Anyone for oysters?

    Hiroshima is where some of the world's finest edible oysters are cultivated. Their texture and flavour is said to be unrivalled. You should see the plantations...

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  • 20. Beautiful Japanese postcards and stamps

    Found that Japan has some of the most beautiful postcards and stamps.So why not take some time and write a few postcards from Japan while you are there.Your...

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  • 21. Getting back to Nature!

    You wouldn't expect Hiroshima, Japan to be the place to go for a bush walk but it really really is!!! If you haven't seen Japan's bush in the Autumn...you are...

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  • 22. Check out the view from the...

    Check out the view from the Price Hotel in Ujina Port.It's one of the few tall buildings in this area so it's the best place to be as the sun is setting and the...

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  • 23. Take a bike ride over the...

    Take a bike ride over the cluster of inland sea islands in the south of Hiroshima Prefecture. The bridges which link the islands are lovely and the views on a...

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  • 24. New-Mazda3 in Hiroshima Station

    Hiroshima is a company town. New-Mazda3 is waiting your arrival inside of Hiroshima Station. You can also see the assembly line by visiting Mazda museum.

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