Attractions

Attractions

There are lots of places for sightseeing in Hiroshima prefecture. Two world heritages, famous shrines and temples, the historical places and parks charm visitors, and then several museums have each good distinctive feature. Moreover you would notice more attraction of Hiroshima if you experience particular cultures and hot springs in Hiroshima prefecture, and visiting the islands in the picturesque Seto Inland Sea is also pleasant. Staying in Hiroshima prefecture is very attractive through four seasons.

World Heritage
World Heritage

There are two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. One is Itsukushima Shrine and the other is the A-Bomb Dome of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most significant shrines in Japan, and the only shrine in the world which has a torii-gate and shrine building in the middle of the sea. Its view is co...

Museums
Museums

The great painters’ works, the modern arts, and historical exhibitions – when you would like to come in touch with the arts in Hiroshima, we have several museums in and out of city too. When visiting the Treasure Hall in the Miyajima Island, you can see many kinds of treasures which were made in the old times. The museum th...

Shrines & Temples
Shrines & Temples

The most famous shrine in Hiroshima is the Itsukushima shrine, and some other shrines, temples and a Five-storied Pagoda are also around there. There are some old shrines and temples in countryside of Hiroshima and some had been built by the daimyo in medieval times. When visiting the famous temples in autumn, - for example...

Parks & Gardens
Parks & Gardens

The oldest Japanese garden in Hiroshima-city is Shukkeien that was built in the Edo era, and you can feel all of seasons in this garden. Also there are nice parks out of city – the park “Rekishi-no-mieru-oka-koen” in Kure-city, which you can see the sea and the old historical towns from the height of the park, and the rose ...

Hot Springs
Hot Springs

When you would like to try the hot springs in Hiroshima, there are some spas –for example, Miharashi Hot Spring, Miyahama Hot Spring and so on- are nearby the sea or in islands. In Miyajima Island too, some Ryokan hotels supply hot springs. Also in the mountainous regions, there are some spas too –for example, Yuki Hot Spri...

Historical Places
Historical Places

There are several historical places in Hiroshima. The Hiroshima castle stands in the center of Hiroshima-city. You can see the old town which was formed in Edo era at Tomonoura in Fukuyama-city and in Takehara-city, but in Hiroshima-city there are few old buildings as lots of buildings were destroyed by the atomic bomb. But...

Experiences
Experiences

How about trying the experiences of touching the craftworks of Japanese cultures? At the Fudenosato-kobo, you can try making the high quality-Kumanofude brush. Kumanofude brush, is the most famous brush as poses the share of 50 percentages in the world, is produced in Kumano-cho. On the other hand, there is the rental shop ...

Islands
Islands

The Seto Inland Sea is very calm like as a lake and you can see a large number of islands. It is warm and dry around this aria, The Seto Inland Sea is sometimes called “the Aegean Sea in Japan”, and the products of citrus fruits prospered. Especially Hiroshima is the best harvest of lemons in Japan. As for Miyajima Island, ...

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