66. Hiroshima, Japan

Why Hiroshima, Japan

In 1945 the city of Hiroshima, Japan was bombed. A lot has changed since then, but one stark memoriam remains. It’s worth seeing. I can’t explain the feeling you have when you visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, so you have to visit to experience that for yourself. Plus its a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hiroshima, Japan - Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima, Japan – Atomic Bomb Dome

Where

Hiroshima, Japan is located in the Hiroshima Prefecture in south west Japan, northeast of Fukuoka.

How To Get Here

By Train

Japan has an extensive network of trains and the Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train services this city.

Hiroshima, Japan - Shinkansen

Hiroshima, Japan – Shinkansen

By Plane

The nearest airport Hiroshima, Japan (HIJ). The following airlines serve the airport:

Air China (CA), Air Seoul (RS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), China Airlines (CI) , China Eastern Airlines (MU), Hokkaido International Airlines/Air Do (HD), Hong Kong Express Airways (UO), Ibex Airlines (FW) and Japan Airlines (JL).

Hiroshima, Japan - Airport (HIJ)

Hiroshima, Japan – Airport (HIJ)




By Bus

Japan Bus Lines and Willer Travel and provides service from Tokyo and other cities in Japan.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can drive to the area. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Hiroshima, Japan - Street

Hiroshima, Japan – Street

Where To Stay

I stayed at the Comfort Hotel, but there are plenty of other places to stay in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima, Japan - Comfort Suites Hotel

Hiroshima, Japan – Comfort Suites Hotel

 

Hiroshima, Japan - Green Hotel

Hiroshima, Japan – Green Hotel


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You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

You can find local food all over the place, so not to worry. Most places will have photos of the food so not to worry just point if you don’t know the language. You can also go to the many food stores that you will see. Note, beer is actually cheaper at the 7-11s.

Hiroshima, Japan - Grocery Store

Hiroshima, Japan – Grocery Store

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

The main thing to do here is to visit the Hiroshima Peace Monument and the Peace Tower as well as the Itsukushima Shrine. Of course there is also shopping and enjoying the Japanese architecture.

Hiroshima, Japan - Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima, Japan – Atomic Bomb Dome

 

Hiroshima, Japan - Peace Tower

Hiroshima, Japan – Peace Tower

 

Hiroshima, Japan - Mall

Hiroshima, Japan – Mall

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here are some tours from Viator.

Additional Information

Language: Japanese

Currency: Yen (YEN)

Japan National Tourism Organization

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Hiroshima, Japan - Tiny House

Hiroshima, Japan – Tiny House

 

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  1. June 20, 2017

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