Travel Guide to Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace memorial

Hiroshima is a city well known for its tragic WWII history, as being the first city to suffer a nuclear attack. It’s globally recognized for the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, UNESCO World Heritage sites that commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing in 1945.

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Thankfully, now fully recovered, Hiroshima has plenty of stunning places worth visiting, including the Shukkeien Garden and Miyajima Island, famous for the iconic Itsukushima Shrine.

Prefecture: Hiroshima Prefecture
Region: Chugoku region, western Honshu
Climate: Humid subtropical with hot summers and cool to mild winters
Major Festivals: Hiroshima Flower Festival, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Local Food & Drinks: Okonomiyaki, oysters, and momiji manjū

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