Hiroshima is a vibrant and bustling modern city that grew out of tragedy and today offers gardens, shopping and dining, and a famous castle from the 1590s. Hiroshima Castle, with its towering walls and the surrounding moat, contains a museum that explores the long history of the city. At the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park and Museum, you can explore the history of World War II in Japan and how the city sprang like a phoenix from its ashes after the war ended.

    Hiroshima is also a city of festivals, from the May Mantou Mitama Festival to Culture Day every November. Various festivals take place roughly every 2 months (sometimes more than once a month) and are marked with dancing, music, live entertainment, food and interactive activities. A trip here during a festival is sure to inspire memories you'll never forget.

    What to see & do in Hiroshima

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    Things to do in Hiroshima include taking in culture, parks, zoos and museums. Here you can visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to learn about the first use of the atomic bomb. You can visit Hiroshima Castle to explore the ancient history of this city. At Momijidani Park and Mitaki-dera temple, you can get back to nature and enjoy peace and serenity. At Kure... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Hiroshima

    Food and dining in Hiroshima highlights a culinary tradition that's unlike anywhere else, with plenty of famous local delicacies and outstanding restaurants ranging from street food to 5-star dining. Okonomiyaki is a famous dish across Japan, but in Hiroshima, you'll experience a unique take that's layered with cheese, noodles and pork. Head for Okonomimura near Peace Memorial Park to try it. Momiji manju is a bean paste-filled cake... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Hiroshima

    Shopping in Hiroshima runs the gamut from department stores to speciality shops, gigantic shopping complexes, haute couture fashion, souvenir shops and locally made arts and crafts. The city centre of Hiroshima never goes to sleep, and it's all built around Hondori Street, which features a gigantic shopping arcade covered in glass with hundreds of big-name and indie retailers. A few blocks away, you can find exclusive department stores and... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Hiroshima

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Hiroshima

      After sightseeing during the day and going somewhere for dinner, make sure you stick around in Hiroshima for other things to do and experience the vibrant nightlife. Hiroshima has the best entertainment district in the Chugoku-Shikoku region, with many excellent places to spend the evening. From hidden bars and pubs stocked with rare beverages to lively nightclubs and traditional...

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    • Hiroshima Travel Essentials

      Here we present a selection of Hiroshima travel essentials. There are endless sightseeing spots that will appeal to all kinds of visitors. From historical sights to seasonal events, Hiroshima has plenty of variety. Getting around the city is a breeze, with tours and routes that can easily be managed on foot, making Hiroshima ideal even for a day trip.

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