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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Courbet and the Sea

Courbet and the Sea

Dec 19th - Feb 21st

A special exhibition taking place at the Fukuyama Art Museum in Hiroshima looks at the works of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), a French..

1 ¥1,000
Japanese Medieval Manufacturing

Japanese Medieval Manufacturing

Jan 2nd - Mar 14th

A special event at the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History looks into Japanese medieval manufacturing, with a specific focus..

5 ¥290
Hiroshima Kanzake Festival

Hiroshima Kanzake Festival

Late Mar

The Hiroshima Kanzake Festival brings the delights of warmed sake to the world. Warming the beverage is said to bring out a depth..

4 ¥300

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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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