Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is an amazing place to visit and despite being almost wiped off the map by the atomic bomb of 1945, the city has a rich history. Millions of people visit Hiroshima each year to check out some of Hiroshima’s attractions.

The city is a more laid back and relaxing city to visit than cities like Tokyo or Osaka. When Hiroshima was rebuilt following world war two many city streets were widened while several blocks of once urban district were set aside for parks making Hiroshima one of the more beautiful cities in Japan.

Hiroshima has its own international airport and is only 4 hours from Tokyo or 2.5 hours from Osaka by the high speed shinkensen bullet train.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima City

About Hiroshima

Hiroshima is probably best known for the horrific events of August 6th 1945 when an Atomic bomb was exploded over the city destroying the entire…


Hiroshima zoo

Asa Zoo

Hiroshima’s Asa Zoological Park is one of Japan’s better zoo’s and is really worth a visit.


Hiroden Streetcars

Hiroden Streetcars

Hiroshima is the only Japanese city with an extensively large streetcar system, known as the Hiroden streetcars they remains to this day as not only…


Hiroshima Bank Building

Hiroshima Art Museums

Hiroshima has several art museums that are well worth a visit with art ranging from the French impressions to modern contemporary.


Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle is a 5 story castle originally built in 1592 and named a National Treasure in 1931 it was destroyed by the atomic bomb…


Hiroshima Transport Museum

Numaji Transport Museum

The Numaji Transportation Museum (formerly the Hiroshima City Transportation Museum) is an interesting museum for all ages, not only are there plenty of exhibits of…


Hiroshima Mazda Museum

Mazda Museum

The Mazda Museum and factory tour is another one of Japan’s great attractions that is not only entertaining but free to visit.


Miyajima

Miyajima

Miyajima is an island near Hiroshima and is described as one of the 3 most beautiful spots in Japan.


Hiroshima Nagarekawa

Nagarekawa

Nagarekawa is Hiroshima’s answer to Osaka’s Doutonbori, once it was the hip centre for artists and writers, now it is the party district with hundreds of bars…


Hiroshima peace memorial park

Peace Memorial Park

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is located at the fork of the Honkawa and Motoyasu rivers right next to the city centre and is the…


Hiroshima A Bomb Dome

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (often called the Atomic Bomb or A-Bomb Dome) is probably the most recognised building of Hiroshima and has become a symbol…


Hiroshima Taxis

Getting around Hiroshima

Hiroshima Station is serviced by JR West’s Shinkasen bullet train as well as a few other JR rail lines across the city. Hiroshima Station is…


Hiroshima Airport

Hiroshima Airport

The Hiroshima Airport is the largest airport in the Chūgoku region, despite this it’s probably not the preferred entry point for an international visitor to…