World Heritage

World Heritage

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.

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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