The Best Places To Visit In Hiroshima

One of the most touristic cities in Japan is Hiroshima. Its name is infamous because it is the first city that was hit by an atomic bomb but it’s also the reason many foreign tourists visit.

The Japanese rail system is great and allows you to come and go throughout the archipelago quickly and safely which makes visiting Hiroshima quite convenient.

Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region and has a million inhabitants. Its history changed forever on August 6, 1945 when it was destroyed by the atomic bomb.

It has since been rebuilt but the Peace Memorial Park serves as a reminder of that tragic moment.

Peace Memorial Park
Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima The Dome
Hiroshima The Dome
Lantern Floating Ceremony
Lantern Floating Ceremony

The truth is that it is an interesting city, with surroundings that are worth a visit so let’s take a look at the most popular places.

In the city itself the urgent appointment is the Peace Memorial Park. There’s also a┬ámuseum which has two buildings and tells the story of the bomb and the days in the city.

Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle

Other tourist attractions in the city are the Hiroshima Castle, a noble black colored reconstruction of five floors surrounded by a moat that is only 15 minutes from the Memorial Park.

Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

As for the city of Hiroshima, it has grown over time and the main area to walk, eat and shop, is Hondori Street. It is a pedestrian street that begins near the Peace Park. To test the Hiroshima okonomiyaki, the specialty of the city, it is best to walk to the end of Hondori. There are many restaurants.

Hiroshima City
Hiroshima City

Photos: Freedom Andres, Ken, Miquel Leixa Mora, Al Case, Xiquinho Silva, Sal.

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