Attractions

Attractions

There is so much to see in Hiroshima. Be it World Heritage sites, famous shrines and temples, museums, local culture and entertainment - Hiroshima has it all. See our recommendations in each of the sections below and experience all that Hiroshima has to offer.

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. Constructed in the Edo period, the garden draws thousands of visitors, especially in spring and autumn. There are other wonderful parks and gardens in Hiroshima Prefecture. The “Rekishi-no-mieru-oka-koen” park on the island of Osaki Shimojima has one of the best vie...

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

Hiroshima is a treasure-trove of historical buildings and locations. Whether it is the old Edo period towns and dwellings in Mitarai, Tomonoura and Takehara, or the surviving remains from the atomic bomb in 1945, you can trace every aspect of Hiroshima’s history through its buildings. In this section, you can see some of th...

Experiences
Experiences

Whether it’s being awestruck by a dynamic kagura theater performance, or becoming one with Japanese culture by wearing a traditional kimono, there’s plenty to experience during your trip to Hiroshima. See below for more recommendations....

Islands
Islands

The Seto Inland Sea is sometimes called the “Japanese Agean Sea”. With a similar climate and scattered with islands, the sea is often as calm as a lake with crystal-clear waters. Because of the warm climate and low rainfall, the area is famous for growing some of the finest citrus in Japan. Along with Miyajima and the p...

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