Hiroshima (広 島）
Hiroshima is located in southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago and face to the Seto Inland Sea.
It has two World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine, both of which attract
Where to explore
A Shinto shrine dedicated to the three daughter of the deity of seas and storms on the sacred Miyajima
Island in Seto Inland Sea, where gods are believe.
The vermillion-painted buildings connected by corridors and its symbolic great torii gate appear as if
floating on the sea at high tides. more …
It is the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on August 6 1945.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is the ruin of the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall that
was destroyed when the first nuclear weapon, atomic bomb, in human history was dropped by an
American Air Force bomber in 1945. more …
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located adjacent to the world heritage-listed Atomic Bomb
Dome, is a war memorial museum that reminds the world of the first atomic bombing.
This museum features a variety of exhibits bits such as belongings left by the victims and photos
that portray the horror of nuclear devastation. more …
Hiroshima Castle is was constructed in 1589. The donjon, which was once designated as National
Treasure, was completely destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945.
The present five-layered donjon was reconstructed in 1958 and the interior of the donjon is used
as Museum of Historical Materials, which introduces the culture of warriors. more …
Grilled eel on rice (アナゴ飯）
Charcoal grilled eel seasoned with soy sauce and mirin served on boiled rice.
The aroma that rises the cooking eel is mouthwatering.
|Hiroshima is Japan’s leading oyster producing area and the oyster that come out of Hiroshima are popular for their delicious flavor. They are generally eaten raw or grilled but we also recommend you try the Oyster Dote hotpot, in which a sweet miso paste is gradually blended in to the stock.|