Hiroshima

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Hiroshima (広島) is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants.

When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a two kilometer radius.

After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.

What To See

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Peace Park

Commemorating the drop of the atomic bomb.

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Mazda Museum

Museum and factory tours of the car maker.

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Side Trips from Hiroshima

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Miyajima

Island known for its shrine and large torii gate.

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Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.

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Onomichi

Port town with many slopes and temples.

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Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

Its location adjacent to JR Hiroshima Station makes it a very convenient base.

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Kurayado Iroha Hotel

Modern ryokan along the waterfront of Miyajima, just a short walk from Itsukushima Shrine.

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Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel

Spacious four star hotel conveniently located next to JR Hiroshima Station

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