Hiroshima Things to Do

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  • 1. Peace Park and Memorial Museum

    The Peace Memorial Park is about a 15 minute streetcar ride from the train station. There are actually two train stations . Hiroshima and Shin-Hiroshima, which are connected. The Shinkansen trains...

  • 2. Miyajima

    I was skeptical about the appeal of Mt. Misen since one round trip ticket costed me 1800 yen, which was by far the most expensive ropeway I had ever used. "No view is worth this much, " I remember...

  • 3. Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589 by Mori Terumoto where he ruled over much of the Chugoku region. The castle survived through the years, even when other castles were torn down in the Meiji Period,...

  • 4. Shukkeien Garden

    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...

  • 5. Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

    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...

  • 6. Genbaku Dōmu: the Atomic Bomb Dome

    There’s nothing like a sucker punch for bringing you up short and reminding you just why a place is as notorious as Hiroshima, and if, like most people, you...

  • 7. Memorial Tower to the Mobilised Students

    The Second World War caused a major labour shortage in Japan, so the government brought in the Student Labour Service Act in August 1944 which required students...

  • 8. 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...

  • 9. 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...

  • 10. Nobori-Cho Middle 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...

  • 11. Shopping

    Its a good idea to come to this lively shopping street "Hondori Douri" (Hondori Street) especially after visiting the atomic bomb site as normal persons become...

  • 12. Hondori Street

    For shopping and food options, Hondori Street is a lively spot. It is a pedestrian arcade closed to traffic. It is fun to watch people going in and out of the...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

  • 15. 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...

  • 16. 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...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. Setoda town a small island in...

    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...

  • 19. 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...

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. 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...

  • 22. Shopping

    Most plazas, shops, department stores are easily found from the HONDORI. It's covered over which is handy in summer and winter in Japan and it is busy which...

  • 23. Taishakyo Gorge

    Gorgeous scenery is the only reason for coming here unless you are into monkeys which I haven't seen but supposedly there are many. This is fairly touristy at...

  • 24. Tile Path

    There is the 'Tile Path' in the old town street, Onomichi city. It's inside the personal house! But it's setting free to enter, you can leave your message if...

  • 25. 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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