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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima, Japan

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Reflections of the past, present & future

While it’s impossible to forget that Hiroshima was the site of the first atomic blast on August 6, 1945, this modern city has emerged as a thriving and vibrant port in the years since that fateful day. Even still, no visit would be complete without a trip to the Peace Memorial Park. Pay your respects to Hiroshima’s difficult past by roaming around the tranquil grounds, and catch a glimpse of the Flame of Peace—said to burn until the last nuclear weapon is gone from the earth.

Step further back in time to visit Hiroshima-Jo, a grand castle that was the site of feudal squabbles hundreds of years ago and if you’re lucky enough to arrive in the springtime, walk amongst the thousands of cherry blossoms that frame the castle. And once you’ve taken in nature’s beauty, refuel with Hiroshima’s most famous dish—okonomiyaki. Literally translating to “cook it as you like it” this savory pancake is made with egg, cabbage, soba noodles, and meat, seafood, or cheese. Don’t worry about having to search high and low for a place to serve you, there are no less than 97 shops serving this tasty treat within city limits alone.

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Peace Memorial Park And Atomic Bomb Dome

Peace Memorial Park And Atomic Bomb Dome

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Peace Memorial Park And Atomic Bomb Dome

Peace Memorial Park And Atomic Bomb Dome

The Peace Memorial Park explores the causes and results of the atomic bomb, featuring cenotaphs, monuments, and the Flame of Peace. Across from the Peace Park is the Atomic Bomb Dome. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its ruins are the sole spot in the city that has not been rebuilt.

Fudoin Temple

Fudoin Temple

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Fudoin Temple

Fudoin Temple

One of the few buildings in Hiroshima to survive the atomic bomb, this temple is a Japanese National Treasure. Explore the main hall, bell tower, and the Yakushi Buddha.

Miyajima and Hiroshima Full Day

Miyajima and Hiroshima Full Day

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Miyajima and Hiroshima Full Day

Miyajima and Hiroshima Full Day

This tour includes the highlights of Hiroshima. You will explore Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At high tide, the shrine seems to float on the waves. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, where you can see the Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Hiroshima, Japan At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 34°23'6.73"N 132°27'19.05"E
Size: 905.01 KM2 (349.43 MI2)
Population: 1,200,000
Density: 1,326 Pop/KM2 (512 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +81

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