Hiroshima-ken Travel Guide

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Hiroshima

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  • 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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  • Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Hotels

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

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  • Getting To Hiroshima

    Hiroshima Transportation

    We travelled to Hiroshima by bullet train on a day trip from Osaka. There are several trains an hour from Shin-Osaka station, and the journey takes about 90 minutes. The trip was covered by our JR passes. As this was an independent day out, rather than part of our tour, we had no pre-booked seat reservations. We could have queued for some at the...

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Miyajima

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Onomichi

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  • Mt Senkoji Ropeway

    Onomichi Things to Do

    When in Onomichi, I definitely recommend taking the ropeway up the hill to Senkoji temple. From there you get a great view of the Seto Inland sea, and neighbouring Mukaijima Island. There is an observation building at the top as well as the various buildings that make up Senkoji.Mind you though, it is possible to walk up as well, although most...

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  • Bella Vista Sakaigahama

    Onomichi Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Ramen Noodles

    Onomichi Restaurants

    Onomichi Ramen seems to be very popular as evidenced by the queues waiting to eat at the various noodle shops in town. There is even a 'ramen map' which shows were the various shops are located.We waited for around 20 minutes to get into this one, and it was worth the wait. Not expensive either, good value. This one in particular is right near the...

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Fukuyama

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  • Fukuyama Castle

    Fukuyama Things to Do

    Fukuyama Castle was built in 1622. The castle almost survived World War II but was destroyed on August 8, 1945, two days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and one day before Nagasaki. The current castle was rebuilt in 1956.Inside the keep there are many artifacts, and the view from the top is nice, especially the view of the cathedral, which is...

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  • Castle Inn Fukuyama

    Fukuyama Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Fukuyama Things to Do

    The Holocaust Memorial Museum (also called the Holocaust Education Center) is an interesting museum filled with artifacts from the Holocaust collected by Makoto Otsuka after meeting Otto Frank (father of Anne Frank) in 1971. The two men became friends and eventually inspired Makoto to try and educate Japanese people about the Holocaust, because in...

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Kure

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  • Yamato Museum

    Kure Things to Do

    The Yamato Museum is dedicated to educating people about the famous Battleship Yamato, although the museum has a wide variety of exhibits.The Yamato was the most advanced ship built in its time and even today it is said to rival modern ships however, by the time it was completed in WWII fighter planes had made the battleships less useful and the...

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  • Comfort Hotel Kure

    Kure Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Irifuneyama Park and Memorial Museum

    Kure Things to Do

    Irifuneyama Park is really not a park; it's where the former Naval Headquarters is located along with related buildings that have been moved here. Two of the sites are just outside the entrance to the memorial park, the home of Admiral Togo during his time as the Naval commander and the clock tower from the Navy's engineering department built in...

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Innoshima

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    by salisbury3933 Written May 6, 2006

    It's not impossible to get around Innoshima via public transportation, but it's far easier if you have a car.

    There are ferries to and from Imabari throughout the day, and buses going between destinations in Hiroshima and Ehime prefectures that stop there, but local buses are not especially frequent.

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