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Hiroshima Holidays

Hiroshima is most famous for one moment in history, when on the 6th August 1945 Hiroshima became the first target of an atomic bomb that destroyed the city. Today Hiroshima has rebuilt itself as one of Japan's most laid-back, vibrant cities that is teeming with friendly, welcoming people, great food, and a thriving art scene.

With its tall skyscrapers, luscious parks, museums, and winding alleys filled with shops, there is plenty of fascinating architecture, culture, history and nature during your Hiroshima holidays. Visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum to learn of this city’s moving message of peace and take a moment to appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage site of Genbaku Dome, the only structure that was left standing back in 1945. For epic views of the city, head to Hiroshima Castle, followed by a walk-through Shukkeien Garden, and enjoy some carefully-prepared matcha tea in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Hiroshima: city of peace

Just 45 minutes by boat from the city of Hiroshima lies the stunning island of Miyajima, known as one of the top three most scenic spots in Japan.

Miyajima, which translates to shrine island, is a great little getaway with its hiking trails, beaches and best of all, over one thousand friendly rabbits that will confidently approach you, nibbling anything in sight. Home to Japan’s most famous floating Torji Gate, check out this traditional piece of architecture, then take the cable car up to the peak of Mount Misen to enjoy the panoramic views. Complete your day trip by watching the sunset through the Itsukushima Shrine.

Why not twin your visit to Hiroshima with the hustle and bustle of Tokyo? Or why not explore the ancient city of Kyoto? With the high-speed bullet train, it's easy to get around and combine several cities in one holiday. Speak to one of our Destination Specialists and plan your perfect Hisroshima holiday package today.

Destination Highlights
  • Witness the serene 6th century Shinto shrines like the 'floating' Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island
  • Take the train to Nisshi-Katakami and visit the Bizen Osafune Sword Museum ,where you can witness master swordsmiths in action
  • Take a day trip to Okunoshima or Rabbit Island and prepare to be amazed by this weird and wonderful enclave home to over 1,000 friendly rabbits
  • Wander through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and learn of Hirsohima’s inspiring and humbling tales

Frequently Asked Questions

You can take a direct high speed Nozomi bullet train to Hiroshima from Tokyo and the journey takes around four hours. Indirect Hikari and Sakura trains take around five hours with a change at Osaka station.

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