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Hiroshima

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Historic Sites · History Museums · Monuments
City of Peace
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth. First established in the 16th century, Hiroshima became famous during World War II, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city to arrest Japan's war operations with the Axis Powers. A tour of Hiroshima is incomplete without a visit to the memorial museum and park that detail and commemorate the horror of the bombing, as well as the flourishing city that had stood prior to it. However, today's Hiroshima also buzzes with modern cosmopolitanism and commercial success, as this coastal city thrives once again. Hiroshima's attractions include lush landscaped gardens, a burgeoning nightlife, and excellent cuisine. Add Hiroshima and other Japan destinations to your travel plans using our Japan tour planner.
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Popular things to do in Hiroshima

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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
History Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Hiroshima Castle ©
Castle
Hiroshima Castle
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Hiroshima

Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine Hatsukaichi
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Miyajima
Island
Miyajima Hatsukaichi
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Garden
Okayama Korakuen Garden Okayama
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kintaikyo Bridge
Bridge
Kintaikyo Bridge Iwakuni
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Hiroshima Museum of Art
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Peace Bell ©
Monument
Peace Bell
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Okonomimura ©
Landmark
Okonomimura
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Mitaki Temple ©
Religious Site
Mitaki Temple
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Hiroshima

Shukkei-en Garden ©
Garden
Shukkei-en Garden
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Motoujina Park ©
Park
Motoujina Park
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiroshima Yugaku no Mori
Park
Hiroshima Yugaku no Mori
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cocoro Seifu Baien
Garden
Cocoro Seifu Baien
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Hiroshima

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Asahiyama Shrine ©
Religious Site
Asahiyama Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima ©
Historic Site
Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Saizoji Temple ©
Religious Site
Saizoji Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Fudoin Temple ©
Historic Site
Fudoin Temple
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Hiroshima

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Monokoto Store
Gift & Specialty Shop
Monokoto Store
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Ekie ©
Shopping Mall
Ekie
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Ebissu Dori Shopping Street
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ebissu Dori Shopping Street
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Fukuya Hiroshima Ekimae
Department Store
Fukuya Hiroshima Ekimae
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Where to stay in Hiroshima

The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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