There are two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. One is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and the other is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial - known around the world as the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most significant shrines in Japan and the only shrine in the world built on top of the water. The view of Itsukushima Shrine has long been considered one of the three finest views in Japan.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is the most symbolic building in Hiroshima City, standing only meters away from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast. It has become a beacon for the world’s prayers for peace and an end to nuclear weapons.
Millions visit Hiroshima to experience these two World Heritage Sites every year.