Hiroshima Prefecture | Travel Guide
Hiroshima is especially known for the fact an atomic bomb fell on the city in August 1945. Tourists who come to the city will have the chance to learn more about the city’s sad history and its rebuilding. But this is by far not all there is to do in Hiroshima prefecture. Here is a travel guide for the area to help you plan your trip!
Miyajima is one of the most beautiful sights in Japan, and a picture of the ‘floating torii gate’ will look very good in your holiday photo album. Animal lovers will be very happy in Okunoshima, better known as the ‘rabbit island’. Cyclists will want to experience the Shimanami Kaido road.
Shimanami Kaido Bicycle Road
The Shimanami Kaido is a must-do for nature and cycling lovers who travel to Japan. Let us give you an overview of a 3 day/2 night route of this beautiful bicycle tour!
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.
Many movies were shot in Onomichi, as it easily evokes nostalgic feelings with its winding slopes and traditional architecture. Find out what else makes this town worth a visit!
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 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.