Hiroshima is the largest city both geographically and economically in the Chugoku region in western Japan. The city enjoys the coexisting of outstanding nature and modern architectures while remembering the drop of the atomic bomb on the 6th of August 1945. It will also be a great stay for foodies as cuisines unique to Hiroshima can be found here and there.

Pay a visit to Peace Memorial Park, the city’s most prominent feature, where we will be reminded that peace should not be taken granted. The A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum are also located in the park. Enjoy a short ferry ride to reach the awe-inspiring Itsukushima Shrine, a Hiroshima’s proud UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend a luxurious night at a ryokan inn in front of the shrine. Make sure to eat the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki (savory pancake) and momiji manju (maple shaped bean-paste bun).

hiroshima map
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
itukushimajinja shrine