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Did you know 1,100,000 people call this place home? You're sure to have some new BFFs by the time your trip comes to an end!
This destination lies 25 kilometres west of Higashihiroshima, and 680 kilometres west of Tokyo, the national capital.
If you know of Hiroshima, you've heard of Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Why not make the most of this chance to check them out?
There's plenty of family fun to be found here. From the Hiroshima Children's Museum and Library to Miroku no sato, the kids definitely won't be disappointed!
Take a journey below the ocean's surface and uncover some of the mesmerising creatures that reside there at Miyajima Aquarium. The best bit? You won't even have to get wet!
Take your kids to the Asa Zoological Park or the Fukuyama City Zoo and watch their faces light up! They can get up close to some fascinating animals and learn about the importance of conservation and wildlife care while they're at it.
If figuring out quantities of yeast and malt is something you're into, then this destination more than has you covered. Put your skills to the test with the latest drop as you learn all about the brewing techniques they use at the Kamoizumi Sake Brewery. Afterwards, when you're keen to trial the next style, head over to the Kamotsuru Sake Brewery.
This region takes its plant conservation seriously, so there are plenty of locations where you can go and see botanic specimens from both regional and international environments. A wander through the magnificent gardens at the Innoshima Flower Center and the Fukuyama Gardening Center is not to be missed. For those travellers who are more committed, the Hiroshima Shokubutsu Park and Fukuyama Rose Park also have some unique floral displays.
When you want to escape from the concrete jungle, retreat to one of the city's green spaces like the Shukkeien or Momijidani Park. There's also a good deal of fun to be had at Hijiyama Garden and Senkoji Park.
Seek out the best vantage points to admire the shimmering waters of Imosenotaki Falls and Shiraito Falls.
If you're hoping to recharge your batteries, you'll uncover heaps of nature reserves and parks to explore. Start with a breath of fresh air in the invigorating surroundings at Mount Noro or Sensui-jima. For those who haven't quite had their fill, Mt. Shirataki and Mt. Fudekage Observatory are a couple more worth checking out.
Walk the calm halls, study the captivating displays and talk to the helpful staff. The Mazda Museum and the Hiroshima's Transportation Museum are peaceful places to reflect and learn something new. The Fukuyama Auto and Clock Museum and the Onomichi Literature Museum are also top choices for museum buffs.
Ship construction and navigation techniques have played a massive part in shaping many nations throughout the globe. To learn more about the maritime past of the area, head to the JMSDF Kure Museum.
In a place that's filled with marvellous art exhibitions, the Hiroshima Museum of Art and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art somehow manage to stand out from the bunch. If you're hungry for more artistic inspiration, also feast your eyes on the displays at the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art and the Woodone Museum of Art.
Calling all history fans! You can explore the rich and captivating past of this area at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Museum of History and Folklore. The Miyajima History Folk Museum and the Irohamaru Exhibition Building are also worth a peek for a better understanding of the past.
Enjoy a better understanding of the past when you discover Hiroshima's historic sights. Though you've got many to choose from, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims are ideal places to start. Why not also swing by the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims and Nagasako Park?
Thick stone walls, beautiful grounds and a majestic ambience — what more could you possibly need for that perfect postcard snap? Head out on an inspiring photo shoot at Fukuyama Castle or Innoshima Suigun Castle.
No matter your beliefs, you're sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine and Memorial Cathedral for World Peace. If you're eager to discover more, head on to the Fudoin Temple and the Daisho-in.
They might not be on the front cover of the inflight magazine, but the Manga Library-Museum and the Mt. Senkoji Ropeway are still worth a look. Kagura Monzen Tojimura and Machiya Street are some other choices.
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If you'd rather spend money on adventures than on accommodations, the Kasuga Ryokan and the Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima are a couple of places you should check out. But that said — you are on holiday. If you'd rather live the good life while you're here, we don't blame you! The experienced staff at the Sheraton Grand Hiroshima Hotel and the Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima are masters of luxury.
During your stay in Hiroshima, you won't want to miss Hiroshima Castle. Want to stay nearby so you can discover this one‐of‐a‐kind attraction at your leisure? The RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima is approximately 0.6 kilometres away and the Mielparque Hiroshima Hotel is 0.8 kilometres away.
13 Jan. - 14 Jan.
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
2 night stay, great location, very flash hotel, rack rate height but book via Internet site to get a good deal.
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
excellent location &staff& clean and have 4 beds in a room
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
Located right in the centre near the main shopping area and great eating options with a fantastic view over the city to the mountains. Room was small but comfortable- loved the onsen-style bathroom. Lots of western and Japanese options at breakfast.
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
1) The room had several HISTORY THEORY books endorsed by the Hotel chain owner and it commented on atrocity committed by Japanese military during WWII. Also it contained a line it said 'Japan should abandon democracy and adopt imperialism.' The idea expressed is against Japanese constitution. This ...
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.