Hiroshima is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Hiroshima.
Area is 3,272 sq mi. The population is 2,858,000.
Hiroshima city is the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945. Now at the center of Hiroshima city, there are a Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The purpose of that is to not only memorialize the victims, but also to establish the memory of nuclear horrors and advocate world peace.
Miyajima is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine , a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a Shinto shrine. It is known for its “floating” torii gate.
Hiroshima is known all over the world as the first city in history subjected to nuclear warfare when it was bombed during WW2. Hiroshima had large depots of military supplies and it was a key center for shipping.
It is estimated that this site was founded in 593. The original door that looks as if it were floating in the water called “O-Torii”, is the best-known symbol of the sanctuary. It is 16m high, was made of camphor that are 500-600 years old.
Okunoshima Rabbit Island
In the prefecture of Hiroshima, in the Takehara area, there is a very peculiar and mysterious island that attracts thousands of tourists a year who want to see its small and tender inhabitants. Its name is "Okunoshima" and is colloquially known as "The Island of rabbits."
With the aim of raising awareness about Hiroshima and its history, Hiroshima Castle was erected from the ruins in 1958, with four floors of exhibits. The castle was built in the image and likeness of the original, only now it is a museum.
Tomonoura is a small fishing town in Hiroshima Prefecture facing to the Seto Inland Sea. There conserves the old town very well. This town has become popular after Hayao Miyazaki made an anime “Ponyo” inspired by the town. Nostalgic place for your Japan tour.
Onomichi is a city in the southeastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. The most attractive part is on the hill and it symbolizes Onomichi. There are a lot of narrow slopes on the hill surrounded by the old houses, old walls and temples. Japanese people have nostalgic feeling when they walk along these streets. Many famous movies are filmed here. Please visit Onomichi for your next Japan tour.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
It is estimated that in August 1945, about 6,500 people lived in the seven 'cho' (neighborhood units) in the Nakajima district. The first atomic bomb in history exploded directly over this area.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
In September 1949, the 'Exhibition room for reference material of the atomic bomb' was founded in the Central Community Center of the city of Hiroshima. This was the beginning of the public showing of materials pertaining to the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
The Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Products Exhibition Hall was almost directly below the hypocenter of the bomb, but somehow the framework of the building survived the explosion.
Hiroshima Toro Nagashi Matsuri
Every August 6, the first atomic bombing in history is commemorated in the city of Hiroshima, where in a few minutes hundreds of thousands of souls perished under the bomb called “Fat man”
Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki
Japan is a country with one of the richest cuisines in the world, with endless dishes to choose from. One of the most famous in the Japanese archipelago is the "Okonomiyaki" of Hiroshima.