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Hiroshima

Japan Travel Guide

Practical information about Hiroshima

  • Family
  • Museums
  • Place or Historical Monument
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour and forty minutes by train from Kyoto
When to go
From March to October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Hiroshima

michael mamane Travel writer
76 travel articles

With its sad legacy, Hiroshima is a city located in the southern part of the main island of Honshu and which is a highly interesting destination for any person making a trip to Japan.

My suggestion:
Two days and one night there are sufficient to visit the city of Hiroshima. But I recommend staying a second night to have a whole day available to visit the island of Miyajima.
Summary:

I was certainly among the many travellers who apprehend visiting the city of Hiroshima but who are overcome by their natural curiosity to visit a place that is so significant in the history of humanity. Looking back, I really have no regrets about my visit and would encourage any future traveller to Japan to set aside a day to visit the city.

The main interest of Hiroshima is the visit of the great Peace Memorial Museum, which is particularly well-organised and incredibly moving, with numerous testimonials, photos and reconstructions that really help you understand what the population underwent after the explosion of the A-bomb.
Outside, I shall always remember the building called the dome, the last visual testimony of the effects of the bomb.

After this trying day, I highly recommend you offer yourself a pleasant culinary treat with the local speciality, "okonomiyaki", a sort of pancake prepared in front of you on a hotplate.