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Hoozuki Matsuri

Hoozuki Matsuri

JJ Walsh

Small, local festival with great, friendly atmosphere that is fun for kids and families held every July in Ushita

Jul 14th - Jul 15th 2 Free
Kure Fireworks Festival

Kure Fireworks Festival

Virginia Gonzalez

The Kure Fireworks Festival takes place every August by the city port. Spectators here will enjoy an hour of pyrotechnics over the..

Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture,.. Saturday - Jul 27th Free
Miyajima Fireworks Festival

Miyajima Fireworks Festival

JJ Walsh

Hiroshima's most famous fireworks display. 60 minutes of amazing, colorful bursts shot from the water in front of the huge red..

Itsukushima Saturday - Aug 24th 1 Free

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The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

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Coming to Japan to cycle the Shimanami Kaido? Hotel Cycle is situated in Onomichi, and is the perfect spot to base yourself if you're..

The Secret Spots of Setouchi

The Secret Spots of Setouchi

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Not to far from Hiroshima City there are several towns rich in tradition and niche culture that offer a more local experience. Make..

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About Hiroshima

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Hiroshima
Population 2,860,750
Area 8,479.38 sq. km

Located in western Honshu and just above Shikoku, perhaps the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they hear the word “Hiroshima” is that it was the target of the first atomic bomb in history.

Claiming the lives of over 100,000 civilians, its catastrophic effects can be seen at the Atomic Bomb (Genbaku) Dome, which miraculously survived the bombing and is a World Heritage Site, and the moving Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum; both serve as moving reminders of the necessity of world peace.

But Hiroshima Prefecture (広島県, Hiroshima-ken) has so much more to offer – Miyajima island is the magical location of yet another World Heritage Site – Itsukushima Shrine and its “floating” torii gate at high tide, which is classified as one of the Three Views of Japan. Don’t forget to try Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki and the local oysters while you're there.

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