Are you looking for what to do in Hiroshima?
Despite its tragic past, Hiroshima tourism boasts of beautiful gardens, interesting museums and humbling peace memorials. Following are some of the Hiroshima tourist attractions:
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, also known as the Heiwakinen Park, is a park in the middle of Hiroshima city that contains several memorials dedicated to the atomic bomb victims of Hiroshima. Spread across over 120,000 square meters, the park is home to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Genbaku Dome (aka A-Bomb Dome or Hiroshima Peace Memorial), the Peace Bells and the Children’s Peace Monument.
- Hiroshima Castle: Fine example of a flatland castle, the Hiroshima Castle is also known as the Carp Castle. It was built in the year 1589 by Mori Terumoto and was an important seat of power in Western Japan.
- Shukkei-en: Boasting of an annual footfall of 1,80,000, the Shukkei-en is a beautiful, fairy tale like garden situated in Hiroshima.
- Ground Zero: The epicentre of the atomic bombing, the place where the bomb actually landed in Hiroshima is marked by a stone plaque. This marked site is the ‘ground zero’ of the bombing.
- Hiroshima Museum Of Art: The Hiroshima Museum of Art is a non profit organization which was established in the year 1978 by Hiroshima Bank. On display are paintings that comprise Modern European paintings (concentrating on French Impressionists’ art work) and Japanese oil paintings from after the Meiji Period to the current times.
- Other Hiroshima attractions include the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park, Hiroshima Children’s Museum and Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum.
Below we have a list of things to do in Hiroshima and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Hiroshima getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Hiroshima with confidence.