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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Cosquerade at Fushigi-Ichi

Cosquerade at Fushigi-Ichi

JJ Walsh

The Fushigi-ichi matsuri held in front of Yokogawa station every April includes many festival-goers in elaborate cosplay costumes...

Yokogawacho Sunday - Apr 28th Free
Yokogawa Fushigi Festival

Yokogawa Fushigi Festival

JJ Walsh

Old, charming Hiroshima suburb of Yokogawa, transformed for a day into a bustling, "mysterious" festival

Yokogawa shotengai Sunday - Apr 28th Free
Hiroshima Flower Festival

Hiroshima Flower Festival

Paul Walsh

Over a million people pour into Hiroshima city over the "Golden Week" holiday for 3 days of parades, shows, food and fun!

Peace Boulevard May 3rd - May 5th 1 Free

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The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

The Perfect Stay at Hotel Cycle

Kim B

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..

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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 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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