Hiroshima City Center Nightlife, Hiroshima (Self Guided)

Hiroshima has a vibrant nightlife that caters to all tastes. Whether you want to enjoy a laid-back bar, a delirious dance club or some tremendous live music, Hiroshima has you covered. As an added bonus, many of the best nightclubs and lounges are located right next to one other in the Central district of Hiroshima. Take this tour to discover the best nightlife in the city.
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Hiroshima City Center Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Hiroshima City Center Nightlife
Guide Location: Japan » Hiroshima (See other walking tours in Hiroshima)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: gene

1) 4.14

4.14 is a popular nightclub renowned for hosting some unforgettable live gigs. They often invite international DJs, having a top-notch sound system meeting the highest standards. 4.14 has opted for a rather minimalistic look in a bid to create more space for frantic performances. The club is usually open until 4 and sometimes even 5 AM. 4.14 is located opposite Tokyu Hands shopping center, in the basement.
Southern Cross

2) Southern Cross

Southern Cross is a bar and a nightclub run by two guys, one from Australia and one from New Zealand. Opened in March 2010, the place has been spinning around hosting live music shows, DJ parties, and even quiz nights. The public is mixed with a good cut of Japanese and ex-pats. Southern Cross boasts a fairly long bar counter and comfy lounge area. Another great thing about Southern Cross is that it's non-smoking. The place is tucked in the narrow Hon-dori walkway, in Five Star Building 4F.
The Quattro Club

3) The Quattro Club

One of the most famous live music venues in Hiroshima, the Quattro Club is rock’n’roll to the core. Its interior is decorated with bright lights, and the club has a state-of-the-art sound system. Over the years, the club has hosted many world-famous rock bands, including Nirvana, Oasis, Bjork, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
Mac Bar

4) Mac Bar

Mac Bar is one of the oldest nightlife landmarks of Hiroshima. Tucked away from the street, it is accessed through a narrow hallway leading into the coolest Western-style bar boasting, perhaps, one of the most complete CD collections in the world. You may simply go and ask for any CD that you ever owned and they'll surprise you! The dance floor is not big, but there are always people grooving and having their fun. Rather laid-back on weekdays, the place is usually packed on weekends, staying open until early in the morning. Overall, it is very much chill-out with a regular mix of Japanese and foreign crowd. Apart from CDs, the Mac Bar also features live music shows.
Cream Club

5) Cream Club

The Cream stands out on Hiroshima's night scene for its top-notch sound equipment and the most modern tunes played. Considered mid-size, the club has a rather spacious performance stage and a cozy bar area. It is also very sophisticated in terms of interior design, having much wood in decorations for the sake of good acoustics. This wooden music box has no problem gathering Japan's creme-ala-creme night clubbers. The Cream Club is located in Hakuba Building 2F.

Walking Tours in Hiroshima, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Hiroshima

Create Your Own Walk in Hiroshima

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hiroshima is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Peace Memorial Tour of Hiroshima

Peace Memorial Tour of Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack. Today, the city has a number of memorials and monuments, museums, and lecture halls, which draw over a million visitors annually. Take this tour to visit some of Hiroshima's most beloved monuments to peace.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Museums Tour of Hiroshima

Museums Tour of Hiroshima

There are many museums in Hiroshima, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, along with several art museums. The following museums draw many visitors from around the world every year, and most of them are conveniently located in the business district of the city. Take this tour to visit the most remarkable museums in Hiroshima.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Hiroshima is a very green and picturesque city where areas of unspoiled natural beauty dot the steel-glass-concrete urban landscape. Hiroshima has an abundance of natural, cultural and historic landmarks to explore. Take this tour to discover Hiroshima's most noteworthy sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
City Parks Tour of Hiroshima

City Parks Tour of Hiroshima

Although Hiroshima is a great industrial city, it remains very green. It has wide boulevards and many parks, and rivers criss-cross the city. Parks can be found all over Hiroshima, on the outskirts and even in the heart of the city. Take the following walking tour to visit Hiroshima's world-famous, Japanese-style parks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hiroshima for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hiroshima has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hiroshima, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.