Hiroshima-ken Things to Do

  • View from Mount Misen
    View from Mount Misen
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  • Shukkeien Garden
    Shukkeien Garden
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  • Kusado Sengen in History Museum
    Kusado Sengen in History Museum
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Hiroshima-ken Things to Do

  • Peace Park and Memorial Museum

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    The A-Bomb Dome is nowadays a potent symbol of world peace. The original building was designed by a Czech architect in 1915. It was used as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall before the war. The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was located about 160 meters from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast which...

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  • Itsukushima Shrine

    Miyajima Things to Do

    If you are in the Hiroshima city, you must visit Itsukushima-Jinjya in Miyajima. It's the shrine (not a temple) with famous red torii (gate) in the water, but has lots more than just the torii. Unfortunately, the building including the gate is not the original one. Since it was originally built in 593, it has been damaged by fires and tyhoons...

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  • Miyajima

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    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 telling myself. Of course, Mt. Misen soon showed me just how small-minded I was since the ride felt like forever. At least, the amount of time I spent in...

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  • Mount Misen

    Miyajima Things to Do

    Mount Misen is a historic holy mountain on Miyajima established by the Priest Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. There are religious sites on the mountain and those wanting to experience it as a spiritual site should consider taking the hiking trails, but there is also a ropeway that can take you to the...

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  • Hiroshima Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    Hiroshima Castle is also called the Carp Castle, because there were large numbers of carp in its surrounding moat. It is located near the banks of Hiroshima's river. It has a main keep which is five stories tall. The grounds of the castle are surrounded by a moat. Hiroshima Castle was constructed in 1589 by Mori Terumoto, a powerful feudal...

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  • Five-Tiered Pagoda

    Miyajima Things to Do

    The beautiful curved roofs of the Goju-no-to Pagoda and strinking vermilion colouring are a familiar sight on the island of Miyajima. Standing on a hill overlooking the bay and Itsukushima Shrine, the pagoda was built in 1407 and is a curious mix of Chinese and Japanese architectural styles. The curved roofs show the Chinese influences while the...

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  • Shukkeien Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    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 the years. Like most of the other historic sites in the city, Shukkeien was completely destroyed by the atomic bomb dropping in 1945. Obviously the...

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  • Daisho-in Temple

    Miyajima Things to Do

    Being located on Miyajima, Daisho-in Temple tends to get overlooked in favor of Itsukushima Shrine, but it's a very worthwhile place to visit. It was founded in the 12th century and Emperor Meiji stayed here in 1885. The complex is large with a lot to explore. The Kannon-do Hall is the main building housing the temple's Kannon statue. There's also...

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  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hiroshima Things to Do

    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 welcome card).

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  • Fukuyama Castle

    Fukuyama Castle is located in Fukuyama Park, you can see it from JR Fukuyama Station when you travel by a bullet train.

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  • Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle, sometimes called Carp Castle( Rijo in Japanese), is a Japanese Castle in Hiroshima city, which was originally constructed in the 1590s, the castle was destroyed in the atomic bombing in1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original which now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history prior to World War 2.(( Admission fee...

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  • Genbaku Dome, World Heritage

    Genbaku Dome called Japanese, Atomic Bomb Dome at the at Hiroshima Memorial Park in Hiroshima-ken, a remnant of the city at ground zero of its nuclear bombardmentIt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed in 1996.The building was originally designed by Czech architect Jan Letzet.It was completed in April 1915, and the new building was named the...

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  • Itukushima Shirine, World Heritage

    Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shirine on Itsukushima Island in the town of Miyajima.The sites registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1996 as a cultural heritageThe dramatic gate ("Torii" in Japanese) of Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan's most popular tourist attractions, and the view of the gate in front of the island's Mount Misen...

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  • Senkouji, in Onomichi

    Senkoji, is a temple located in Onomichi-city, which was built by a priest, Gyoki.Go through a Deva gate hung (with) giant straw sandals which are over two meters long, and up the long flight of stone steps, then you will reach the main hall. Another flight of stone steps leads you to a three-storied red pagoda standing in green leaves of pine...

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  • Miyajima

    Miyajima is an island shrine near Hiroshima. When the tide is in, the shrine's gate is out in the water. When the tide is low, the gate is in the sand and you can walk around it, touch it, or just walk on the sand. The shrine itself is very beautiful up close and from afar. Miyajima also has a pagoda, many shops, and a large rice scooper.

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  • Places You Must Go in Hiroshima-ken!

    Anyone who goes to Hiroshima-ken absolutely must visit the Hiroshima Peace Museum and Peace Park! It shows the Japanese side to WWII, but it also gives human faces and real accounts of the horrific atomic bomb dropping and shows the affects it had on those who were there. As an American, I was definitely moved by it, but I believe these feelings...

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  • Visit Miyajima Island

    Miyajima Island is very close to Hiroshima. It is home to one of the World Heritage sites and houses many shrines and temples. Also, deer make this island a home and you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of friendly deer. Be sure to climb to the top of the mountain for a chance to see monkeys and to see the view of the surrounding islands,...

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Hiroshima-ken Hotels

  • Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

    (last date stayed - Aug. 24, 2007) Rihga Royal Hotel single room - JPY 13,000 5% consumption tax...

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  • Castle Inn Fukuyama

    1-2-1 Marunochi, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, 720-0061, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Bella Vista Sakaigahama

    1344-2 Urasaki-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, 720-0551, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Comfort Hotel Kure

    2-38 Takara-machi, Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, 737-0029, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto

    364 Minami-machi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, 739-0522, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hiroshima Airport Hotel

    64-25 Zennyuji, Hongo-cho, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, 729-0416, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • New Grand Hotel

    10 Yamashira Cho Naka Ku, Yokohama, 231 8520

  • Hiroshima Tokyu Inn

    10-1 Mikawa-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshim 7

  • Imazu Sunbridge Hotel

    1689-2 Imazu, Imazu-Cho, Imazu, 520-1621, jp

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