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About Hiroshima: A Place to Feel History

Hiroshima Prefecture contains vast mountains to the north and pristine coastline to the south along the Seto Inland Sea. Perhaps most famously known for being home to Hiroshima City, numerous small islands also dot the shores of this prefecture, among them Miyajima, home to Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular destination among both locals and tourists throughout each season.

When many people over the world here the name “Hiroshima,” they recall the city that was the target of the very first atomic bomb in 1945, the effects of which are still tangible to this day. Perhaps what is most spectacular about Hiroshima is its resilience and reinvention, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. It is now a major focal point in the global movement against nuclear weapons. The guiding principle in Hiroshima is “peace” -- between people, nations, and cultures. In fact, the Japanese government officially named Hiroshima a City of Peace in 1949, not long after the end of World War II.

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What To Eat

Hiroshima is now a bustling city of over 1 million people with a rich cuisine.

Where To Stay

Hiroshima has many comfortable places to stay. Here are just some of the hotels you can stay at during your visit to Hiroshima.



Hiroshima, whose name means "Broad Island" in Japanese, was the first city targeted by a nuclear weapon during World War II. At the time of its bombing, it was a city of both industrial and military significance. Visiting Peace Museum in Hiroshima will remind you how important the peace is.

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