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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
"Miyajima (literally 'shrine island') has been celebrated as a sacred island and one of Japan's three most scenic views. It is most famous for Itsukushima Shrine which together with its large wooden torii (gate) stands in the ocean during high tide. Deer move around the island freely and so do monkeys on top of Misen the island's highest mountain. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima on August 6 1945 and to promote a peaceful world. It is located in the area around the atomic explosion's epicenter
From JPY15,400.00
 
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto
"This 12-hour tour begins with morning pickup at the New Miyako Hotel. Transfer to Kyoto Station where you’ll board the bullet train for a scenic ride to Hiroshima Station. Your guide will explain some of Hiroshima’s most fascinating historic sites as you zip along the railway. When you arrive at the station switch to another train or board a coach vehicle to travel to Miyajimaguchi where you’ll transfer to a boat bound for Miyajima known since ancient times as the Sacred Island and one of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes. Explore the island for 45 minutes
From JPY38,500.00
 
Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka
"Your tour begins with morning pickup at one of the selected hotels in Osaka and transfer to Shin-Osaka Station where you will board the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Hiroshima Station which take approximately 2 hours. When you arrive at the station switch to another train or board a coach vehicle to travel to Miyajimaguchi where you’ll transfer to a boat bound for Miyajima known since ancient times as the Sacred Island
From JPY38,500.00

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Some history

This is of course not my "favourite thing" about Hiroshima, but until VT provides a tip category for general information about a destination I see no alternative but to place this one here. Before you...
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Hiroshima Cola

Hiroshima Cola is produced by Hiroshima's Saito Drink Industry Co. This cola drink is unique due to the inclusion of the slightly bitter hassaku citrus fruit. The hassaku...
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Doppo White Beer for Oyster

Okayama Doppo Beer's "White Beer for Oyster" is made in Okayama, but it is a natural fit in Hiroshima, where oysters are so common. The uniquely and specifically named beer comes in a brown bottle...
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Miyajima Beer Itsukushima Ginger Beer

Miyajima Beer Itsukushima Ginger Beer is , according to Untappd,brewed by Miyajima Beer. During a visit to Miyajima in November 2014, I found and tasted this unique beer. Itsukushima Ginger comes in a...
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Miyajima Beer Pilsner

During a recent visit to Miyajima, I found Miyajima Brewery's Pilsner. The beer comes in a bottle featuring the fall leaves of Miyajma over an orange flash where the beer style is printed. I drank...
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Miyajima Beer Pale Ale

During a recent visit to Miyajima, I found Miyajima Brewery's Pale Ale, a rather bland, unimpressive beer. The beer comes in a bottle with the standard label of the Miyajima Shrine's torii gate. I...
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Miyajima Beer Caramel Blond

Miyajima Beer Caramel Blond is a smooth easy drinking beer from Miyajima Brewery. The Miyajima label beers are contracted to two other Japanese breweries to produce: the Chitei Ryoko Brewery in Osaka...
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Kure Beer's Alt

Kure Beer, also called Kaigun Bakushu (kaigun means "navy" and bakushu, or 麦酒, is kanji for "beer"). All of this company's beers feature a bold black label with a red and white rising...
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Kure Beer's Pilsner

Kure Beer, also called Kaigun Bakushu (kagun means "navy" and bakushu, or 麦酒, is kanji for "beer"). All of this company's beers feature a bold black label with a red and white rising sun...
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Kure Beer's Kolsch

Kure Beer, also called Kaigun Bakushu (kagun means "navy" and bakushu, or 麦酒, is kanji for "beer"). All of this company's beers feature a bold black label with a red and white rising sun...
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Kure Beer's Weizen

Kure Beer, also called Kaigun Bakushu (kagun means "navy" and bakushu, or 麦酒, is kanji for "beer"). All of this company's beers feature a bold black label with a red and white rising sun...
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Local Specialty

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki is a real specialty of this region, and restaurants are everywhere in Hiroshima, with one area 'okonomiyaki mura' being devoted to this particular food. Definitely worth a...
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Meeting Japanese children

Unsurprisingly, the story of what happened in Hiroshima seems to be on the curriculum in every Japanese school, and the children are taught through this story, and in particular that of Sadako Sasaki,...
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Christmas Time lights along the parkway

This was a bonus we weren't planning on. The key to it had been the location of our hotel along the parkway. We stayed there on December 27 and were surprised to find it illuminated all along the...
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Top Hotels in Hiroshima

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6-78 Motomachi, Naka-Ku
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14-9 Osuga-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 732-0821, Japan
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9-12 Naka-machi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 730-0037, Japan
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23-1 Motoujina-Machi Hiroshima 734
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4-17 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 730-0812, Japan
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2-6-25 Hikari-machi Higashi-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 732-0052, Japan
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Top Things to Do in Hiroshima

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Peace Park and Memorial Museum

This memorial was designed by Kenzo Tange and it is from 1952. The shape resembles an ancient arch-shaped house and it is said to give shelter to the lost souls. Here in a stone chest in the middle...
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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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Hiroshima Castle

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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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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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...
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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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Top 5 Hiroshima Writers

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globetrott

"Hiroshima - a sad part of history"
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toonsarah

"A yearning for peace"
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GenkiMac

"There's more to Hiroshima than radiation!"
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Ines28

"Hiroshima"
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pure1942

"Hiroshima - City of Peace"
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