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 considered one of the best three views in Japan. The A-Bomb Dome is the most symbolic building in Hiroshima City, where the first atomic bomb was dropped, and has been representing people's prayers for lasting peace. These two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima are both very unique, therefore many people from all over the world visit Hiroshima to see them. Please visit Hiroshima to see these world heritage sites. You will definitely be impressed by how precious they are.

Itsukushima  Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine

The name Itsukushima literally means 'island of worship' and from ancient times the island itself was worshipped as a god. The mystical Itsukushima Shrine built on the water....

Atomic Bomb Dome
Atomic Bomb Dome

At 8:15am on 6th August 1945, the first atomic bomb in human history was dropped on Hiroshima. Although, the Atomic Bomb Dome was located almost directly underneath the explosion, ....

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