What to See in Hiroshima

Japan, Hiroshima Guide (B): What to See in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is one of the modern Japanese cities located on Japan’s Honshu Island. It is a very interesting city to explore for the sake of its tragic history – it was largely destroyed by an American atomic bomb during World War II in 1945.

Hiroshima is a small city that can be explored by a red streetcar called “Hiroden” or Hiroshima Sighseeing Loop Bus. All you need for a free ride is your JR Pass. This useful and cheap transportation in Hiroshima city has eight routes and it will take you directly from one sightseeing spot to another. There are of course other options, find and book popular activities here.

*The Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus runs every 15 minutes and leaves from Hiroshima Station. If you don’t have JR pass one ride is 200yen and a one-day pass is 400 yen.

This city has a lot of spots to discover – from compulsory Peace Memorial Museum to stunning Hiroshima castle. All depends on your interest, time and of course curiosity.

We were hoping to visit this Museum and it was hard to believe the size of the damage the nuclear weapons can do. The place could be a bit crowded because everyone who visits spends hours in front of exhibits, but it’s definitely the highlight of your visit. After walking through the exhibitions, you will never again visualize the nuclear explosion and its aftermath in the same way. What it did to the city and its inhabitants was just brutal. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to See in Hiroshima
Guide Location: Japan » Hiroshima
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Cezary Krol
Read it on Author's Website: http://etramping.com/what-to-see-in-hiroshima/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • A-Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Mitaki Temple
  • Children’s Peace Monument