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The following is a suggested half day itinerary that starts in nearby Miyajima and takes you on a walking tour around Hiroshima's main attractions. Those not starting in Miyajima are advised to take a tram from Hiroshima Station to the peace park and join the itinerary from there instead.

Start
Start at Miyajima
Boat
45 minutes
Peace Memorial Park
Commemorating the drop of the atomic bomb 30 minutes
The cenotaph is marked by a large arch and is dedicated to those who lost their lives due to the nuclear bomb. The Peace Flame lies beyond and is kept burning until the last of nuclear weapons have been dismantled. Not far from the Cenotaph is the Children's Peace Monument with thousands of origami cranes.
Peace Memorial Museum
Museum about the atomic bombing 60-90 minutes
The sobering Peace Memorial Museum exhibit personal details, artefacts and stories of the victims of the nuclear bombing.
Walk
5 minutes
Atomic Bomb Dome
Remains of a building that did not collapse 15 minutes
The structure known as the A-Bomb Dome used to be the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. It was one of the few buildings to remain standing after the explosion despite having stood only a hundred meters from the hypocenter. Today it stands as a memorial and reminder of the painful past.
Walk
25 minutes
Hiroshima Castle
Reconstructed castle 45 minutes
Hiroshima Castle is an example of a castle built on a plain as opposed to one built on hills or mountaintops. The original castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb and the current reconstruction was completed 1958. The main keep exhibits Hiroshima's and the castle's history, and visitors can enjoy walking on the castle walls around the keep.
Walk
10 minutes
Shukkeien Garden
Japanese landscape garden 45 minutes
Shukkeien Garden is a Japanese landscape garden that has a history dating back to 1620. The garden offers a number of scenic views and walking trails that wind around the pond in the middle of the garden. Seasonal flora can also be seen at Shukkeien, and there are also tea houses to enjoy a break with a view.
Walk
15 minutes
Finish
Hiroshima Station

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    • Roku Hostel Hiroshima
      Budget-friendly
      Roku Hostel Hiroshima, a property with a garden and a terrace, is set in Hiroshima, 2.5 km from Myoei-ji Temple, 2.6 km from Atomic Bomb Dome, as well as 2.9 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.7 km from Hiroshima Station. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. With a shared bathroom, units at the guest house also have free WiFi. There is a coffee shop and bar. Chosho-in Temple is 2.9 km from the guest house, while Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from Roku Hostel Hiroshima.
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    • NAGI Hiroshima Hotel and Lounge
      Mid-range
      Ideally set in the Hiroshima City Centre district of Hiroshima, NAGI Hiroshima Hotel and Lounge is set less than 1 km from Chosho-in Temple, a 6-minute walk from Hiroshima Station and 1.3 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. Featuring a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is 600 metres from Myoei-ji Temple, and within 1.3 km of the city centre. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Every room includes a kettle, while selected rooms also feature a balcony and others also feature city views. At NAGI Hiroshima Hotel and Lounge the rooms come with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue, Hiroshima University Institute of Medical History and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from NAGI Hiroshima Hotel and Lounge.
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    • Randor Hotel Hiroshima Prestige
      Luxury
      Attractively set in the Hiroshima City Centre district of Hiroshima, Randor Hotel Hiroshima Prestige is situated 1 km from Chosho-in Temple, 500 metres from Hiroshima Station and 1.2 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. Featuring a terrace, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is 1.5 km from the city centre and 700 metres from Myoei-ji Temple. Rooms come with a kettle, while certain rooms are equipped with a balcony and others also boast city views. The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. Popular points of interest near Randor Hotel Hiroshima Prestige include Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue, Hiroshima University Institute of Medical History and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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    • HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-TOKAICHI
      Luxury
      Situated in the Hiroshima City Centre district in Hiroshima, HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-TOKAICHI offers 4-star rooms with free WiFi. The property is set 1.4 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, 3 km from Myoei-ji Temple and 3.2 km from Hiroshima Station. The property is less than 1 km from Atomic Bomb Dome, and within 1.2 km of the city centre. The units in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and free toiletries, the rooms at HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-TOKAICHI have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms include a balcony. At the accommodation rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Chosho-in Temple is 3.4 km from HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-TOKAICHI, while Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre is 3.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from the hotel.
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    • HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA
      Luxury
      Well located in Hiroshima, HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA provides 4-star accommodation close to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. The property is located 2.9 km from Myoei-ji Temple, 3.3 km from Chosho-in Temple and 3.5 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. The hotel features a hot tub, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, each room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms at HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA include air conditioning and a wardrobe. Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center is 3.5 km from the accommodation, while Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 43 km from HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA.
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    • FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Heiwa Odori
      Luxury
      Well located in Hiroshima, FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Heiwa Odori provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a restaurant. The property is close to Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Station. The property is non-smoking and is located 600 metres from Myoei-ji Temple. At the hotel, each room has a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Popular points of interest near FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Heiwa Odori include Chosho-in Temple, Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hilton Hiroshima
      Luxury
      Well set in the centre of Hiroshima, Hilton Hiroshima offers 4-star accommodation close to Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. Providing a restaurant, the property also has a bar, as well as an indoor pool and a sauna. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hilton Hiroshima include Chosho-in Temple, Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hiroshima no Yado Aioi
      Mid-range
      Conveniently situated in Hiroshima, Hiroshima no Yado Aioi provides an Asian breakfast and free WiFi. This 3-star ryokan offers a 24-hour front desk and a lift. The ryokan features family rooms as well as facilities for disabled guests. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a tatami, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At the ryokan, all units are soundproof. Popular points of interest near the ryokan include Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Myoei-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from Hiroshima no Yado Aioi.
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    • Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
      Mid-range
      Ideally situated in Hiroshima, Hotel Intergate Hiroshima features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Chosho-in Temple, 1.3 km from Hiroshima Station and 1.9 km from Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The accommodation provides a shared lounge, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Hotel Intergate Hiroshima each room is equipped with bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers buffet, Full English/Irish or American options. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Atomic Bomb Dome, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from Hotel Intergate Hiroshima.
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    • FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM
      Luxury
      Conveniently set in the centre of Hiroshima, FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. Less than 1 km from Myoei-ji Temple and a 12-minute walk from Chosho-in Temple, the property offers a restaurant and a bar. Private parking is available on site. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Each room includes a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM every room comes with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 46 km from FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM.
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