Chugoku

Hiroshima

Recommended
Hiroshima
The Essential
Recommended
It was a clear day in Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, when the atomic bomb exploded at 8.15am, taking mankind to a new, unimaginable level of horror. Estimates put the death toll at 140,000 and most of the survivors died later from radiation. A city wiped off the face of the earth - with the exception of the prefectural hall, recognisable by its charred, steel dome, left as a testimonial and memorial. Time has passed and Hiroshima's wounds have healed over; today it is a dynamic university, industrial and cultural city.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Hiroshima

Koraku-en Garden  Koraku-en Garden
Koraku-en Garden
Koralu Garden occupies a sandbank in
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Miyajima  Miyajima
Miyajima
The huge redtorii emerging from the
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Itsukushima Shrine  Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine (12C) is preceded by
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Peace Memorial Museum  Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Museum
The Peace Memorial Museum has much to
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Ohara Museum of Art
Ohara Museum of Art
Ohara Museum of Art, which is named
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Uragami Museum
Uragami Museum
In a modern and spacious building
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