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 is located in the Hiroshima Prefecture in south west Japan, northeast of Fukuoka.
How To Get Here
Japan has an extensive network of trains and the Shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train services this city.
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).
Japan Bus Lines and Willer Travel and provides service from Tokyo and other cities in Japan.
If you are already in the region you can drive to the area. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
I stayed at the Comfort Hotel, but there are plenty of other places to stay in Hiroshima.
==>> 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.
==>> 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.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some tours from Viator.
Currency: Yen (YEN)
Japan National Tourism Organization
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