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Hiroshima is especially known for the fact an atomic bomb fell on the city in August 1945. Tourists who come to the city will have the chance to learn more about the city’s sad history and its rebuilding. But this is by far not all there is to do in Hiroshima prefecture. Here is a travel guide for the area to help you plan your trip!

Miyajima is one of the most beautiful sights in Japan, and a picture of the ‘floating torii gate’ will look very good in your holiday photo album. Animal lovers will be very happy in Okunoshima, better known as the ‘rabbit island’. Cyclists will want to experience the Shimanami Kaido road.

  • Shimanami Kaido Bicycle Road | Travel Guide

    Shimanami Kaido Bicycle Road | Travel Guide

    The Shimanami Kaido is a must-do for nature and cycling lovers who travel to Japan. Let us give you an overview of a 3 day/2 night route of this beautiful bicycle tour!

  • Hiroshima


    Hiroshima is known all over the world as the first city that was subjected to the horrors of an atomic bomb. Learn more about Hiroshima’s history, and the legacy you can still see today.

  • Miyajima


    Near Hiroshima, you can find the famous floating torii gate in Miyajima. Just this vision makes it worth a trip, but what else is there to do in Miyajima?

  • Okunoshima Rabbit Island

    Okunoshima Rabbit Island

    Okunoshima is better known as ‘rabbit island’ for its many cute furry inhabitants. Learn more about this animal-lovers paradise near Hiroshima!

  • Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle

    While Hiroshima Castle isn’t the original castle, it is still worth a visit because of the interesting museum and beautiful reconstructed building. See what to expect of a visit!

  • Tomonoura


    Tomonoura is a nostalgic small fishing town in Hiroshima Prefecture that preserved its old area very well. It was also the inspiration for a Ghibli movie. Discover Tomonoura!

  • Onomichi | Hiroshima Travel Guide

    Onomichi | Hiroshima Travel Guide

    Many movies were shot in Onomichi, as it easily evokes nostalgic feelings with its winding slopes and traditional architecture. Find out what else makes this town worth a visit!

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    It is estimated that in August 1945, about 6,500 people lived in the seven ‘cho’ (neighborhood units) in the Nakajima district. The first atomic bomb in history exploded directly over this area.

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

    The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum lets its visitors learn about the devastation that followed after the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima. But the museum also wants to bring forth a message of peace.

  • Atomic Bomb Dome | Hiroshima Travel Guide

    Atomic Bomb Dome | Hiroshima Travel Guide

    The Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Products Exhibition Hall was almost directly below the hypocenter of the bomb, but somehow the framework of the building survived the explosion.