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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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    • 36hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 2-minute walk from Tokaichi-Machi Tram Station, 36hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi. JR Hiroshima Station is 20 minutes by tram, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an 8-minute walk. All guest rooms have air conditioning. Each bunk bed in a dormitory room is fitted with a privacy curtain, electrical socket, reading light and safety deposit box. Shared shower rooms include free toiletries. Towels can be rented for a fee. You will find a shared lounge with various books and a refrigerator. There are also an electric kettle, microwave and toaster. Hiroshima Castle is a 20-minute stroll from 36hostel, while JR Miyajima-guchi Station is 30 minute by train. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 43 km from 36hostel.
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    • Roku Hostel Hiroshima
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hiroshima, within 2.5 km of Myoei-ji Temple and 2.6 km of Atomic Bomb Dome, Roku Hostel Hiroshima offers accommodation with a bar and a garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is located 2.9 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, 3 km from Chosho-in Temple and 3.2 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. At the guest house all rooms have a shared bathroom. Guests at Roku Hostel Hiroshima can enjoy an American breakfast. The accommodation offers a terrace. Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 3.4 km from Roku Hostel Hiroshima, while Hiroshima University Institute of Medical History is 3.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 50 km from the guest house.
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    • KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS
      Mid-range
      Ideally situated in Hiroshima, KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS features air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.8 km from Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center, 1.9 km from Chosho-in Temple and 1.9 km from Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. At KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS the rooms include bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a ? la carte breakfast. Popular points of interest near KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS include Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Myoei-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from the hotel.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae
      Luxury
      A 5-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae offers rooms with air conditioning in Hiroshima. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy city views. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Chosho-in Temple is 1.9 km from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae, while Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guesthouse Akicafe Inn
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station, Guesthouse Akicafe Inn offers simple dormitory accommodation with a lounge and free-use kitchen. Itfs a 10-minute walk from Mazda Baseball Stadium and a 20-minute tram ride away from the Peace Memorial Park. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. The guesthouse is equipped with 2 shower booths with free toiletries. Towels can be borrowed with extra charge. The common lounge area is fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring, a low table. Washing machines can be used at a charge. Refurbished air-conditioned rooms come with wooden-flooring and bunk beds. Akicafe Inn Guesthouse is a 1-minute walk away from the nearest Enkoubashi-cho tram stop. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the area on their own. There are plenty of dining options nearby. No meals are served at the property.
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    • The Knot Hiroshima
      Luxury
      Well situated in Hiroshima, The Knot Hiroshima offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. The Knot Hiroshima features certain units with city views, and every room includes a kettle. The units feature a private bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a ? la carte breakfast. The Knot Hiroshima offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Myoei-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from The Knot Hiroshima.
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    • WeBase Hiroshima
      Mid-range
      Located in Hiroshima, within less than 1 km of Atomic Bomb Dome and a 12-minute walk of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, WeBase Hiroshima provides accommodation with a shared lounge, and free WiFi. The property is set 2 km from Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue, 2.1 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and 2.8 km from Hiroshima University Institute of Medical History. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. Popular points of interest near the hostel include Myoei-ji Temple, Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center and Chosho-in Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from WeBase Hiroshima.
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    • Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
      Mid-range
      Ideally situated in the Hiroshima City Centre district of Hiroshima, Hotel Intergate Hiroshima is situated 1.3 km from Myoei-ji Temple, 1.3 km from Atomic Bomb Dome and 1.6 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. All rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. Guests at Hotel Intergate Hiroshima can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Chosho-in Temple is 1.7 km from the accommodation, while Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from Hotel Intergate Hiroshima.
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    • Hiroshima Guesthouse HARU
      Budget-friendly
      Opened in February 2017, Hiroshima Guesthouse HARU is situated in Hiroshima, a 15-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station. Each bed comes with a power outlet, reading lamp and curtain to ensure privacy. For guest's comfort, there is a small fan for ventilation. A flat-screen TV, DVD player and Nintendo Wii are available for guest's use in the shared lounge. Some Japanese comic books are also available for reading. The shared kitchen is equipped with a coffee machine. Bathroom facilities are shared. For guest's comfort, guests will find slippers and free toiletries at this property. The guesthouse offers complimentary bread for breakfast. Mazda Stadium is a 3-minute walk away from Hiroshima Guesthouse HARU. Miyajima is 18 km from Hiroshima Guesthouse HARU, while Kure is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 40 km from the property.
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    • HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-OZU
      Luxury
      Situated in Hiroshima, near Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima University Institute of Medical History, HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-OZU features free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. Chosho-in Temple is 2.1 km from the apartment, while Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 47 km from HOTEL CLA-SS HIROSHIMA-OZU.
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