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Be entranced by Miyajima's floating torii gate

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Miyajima Oyster Festival

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Feb 8th - Feb 9th

Hiroshima's annual oyster festival is held on Miyajima island during oyster season in February.

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Kiyomori Festival on Miyajima

Kiyomori Festival on Miyajima

Tuesday - Mar 24th

Medieval Heian parade to pay thanks to the powerful Heike clan leader, Taira no Kiyomori, who turned Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima..

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Where to eat in Hiroshima

Nonta Sushi, Pacela

Nonta Sushi, Pacela

Paul Walsh

Centrally located conveyor belt sushi restaurant serving quality fish and seafood direct from a local market at reasonable prices...

Places to stay in Hiroshima

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..

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Sera’s Simple Life

Sera’s Simple Life

Bryan Baier

Sera is a small town in the Sera Kо̄gen Highlands of southeast Hiroshima Prefecture. The town is bursting with natural beauty,..

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Miyajima and Heaven 6

Miyajima and Heaven

Sleiman Azizi

What you see on Miyajima, close to Hiroshima in western Japan, is up to you. Itsukushima Shrine, the floating gate, Gojunoto pagoda..

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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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