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Hiroshima 
# 6   of 178 destinations
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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.

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Attractions
 1  Peace Park
Commemorating the drop of the atomic bomb.
User rating: 93/100 (1460 votes)
Visited by: 2736 users
 2  Mazda Museum
Museum and factory tours of the car maker.
User rating: 85/100 (110 votes)
Visited by: 242 users
 3  Shukkeien Garden
Japanese landscape garden.
User rating: 83/100 (288 votes)
Visited by: 565 users
 4  Hiroshima Downtown
About Hiroshima's downtown area.
User rating: 76/100 (764 votes)
Visited by: 1562 users
 5  Hiroshima Castle
Reconstruction of the former castle.
User rating: 74/100 (607 votes)
Visited by: 1254 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Hiroshima Food Guide
  Guide to Hiroshima's local cuisine.
  Hiroshima Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Hiroshima.
Side Trips from Hiroshima
 1  Miyajima
Island known for its shrine and large torii gate.
User rating: 96/100 (1161 votes)
Visited by: 2187 users
 2  Iwakuni
Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.
User rating: 79/100 (178 votes)
Visited by: 407 users
 3  Onomichi
Port town with many slopes and temples.
User rating: 78/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 291 users

Access and Orientation
Access and Orientation
How to get to and around Hiroshima.

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Hotels and Ryokan
Hiroshima offers many business and tourist hotels especially around Hiroshima Station and along the Heiwa-Odori Street near the Peace Park. Staying overnight at a ryokan on nearby Miyajima Island is a highly recommended experience.
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
25-story hotel in central Hiroshima. Enjoy great views from our top floor restaurant, and our breakfast menu with over 50 items using local ingredients.
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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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Tours and Packages
Hiroshima City Sightseeing Bus
Just add 100 yen when reserving a WILLER highway bus bound for Hiroshima from Tokyo/Osaka, and get unlimited bus travel within Hiroshima City!
Hiroshima and Miyajima Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Hiroshima and surroundings.

User Ratings
Ratings for Hiroshima:
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User Rating (by 1637 users):
89/100
  recommended

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19.  Inujima Island   90/100
20.  Shiretoko   90/100
21.  Dewa Sanzan   89/100
22.  Hiroshima   89/100
23.  Kiso Valley   89/100
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25.  Kurokawa Onsen   87/100
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1.  Tokyo   9023
2.  Kyoto   6958
3.  Osaka   5402
4.  Nara   4305
5.  Yokohama   3691
6.  Hiroshima   3400
7.  Kamakura   3148
8.  Kobe   2689
9.  Nagoya   2679
10.  Hakone   2478

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English Links
Hiroshima City
Official website.
Hiroshima Navigator
Useful website by the Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau (English).
Nagomi Visit
Meet locals all over Japan in their own home to eat and cook.

Japanese Links
Hiroshima City
Official website.

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