Hiroshima (広島) is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants.
When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a two kilometer radius.
After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.
Side Trips from Hiroshima
Hiroshima and Miyajima ToursVarious tours and travel packages for Hiroshima and surroundings.
Hiroshima Small-Group Local ToursRecipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019. Get away from tourist spots and travel deeper with English-speaking local guides. Go barhopping, take a Hiroshima peace tour, and more!