Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Hiroshima one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Hiroshima is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Hiroshima or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Hiroshima. Explore the historical monuments of Hiroshima with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Hiroshima guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Hiroshima page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Hiroshima with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    #1 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Tags: Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Memorial

    Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0811, Japan

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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. The p...Read more

  2. Hiroshima Castle

    #2 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Hiroshima Castle

    Tags: Castle, Architecture

    Address: 21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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. The main k...Read more

  3. Shukkei-en

    #3 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Shukkei-en

    Tags: Forest, Mountain, Garden, Historical Site

    Address: 2-11 Kaminoboricho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Boasting of an annual footfall of 1,80,000, the Shukkei-en is a beautiful, fairy tale like garden situated in Hiroshima. Translated to English as ‘shrunken-scenery garden’, the place has m...Read more

  4. Ground Zero

    #4 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Ground Zero

    Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial

    Address: 1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. It is situated...Read more

  5. Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

    #5 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    Address: 1-5-39 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0802

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Honkawa National School was constructed in the year 1928. At 410 metres, this school stood closest to ground zero. On that unfaithful day of the bombing, the school lost around 400 students and 10...Read more

  6. Mitaki-dera

    #6 of 6 Historical Places in Hiroshima
    Mitaki-dera

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Waterfall, Walking Area

    Address: 411 Mitakiyama, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0805, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A scenic and serene walk along waterfalls and greenery takes you to the ancient temple of Mitaki-dera. Established in the year 809, the Shingon Buddhist temple has many Buddhist images and Jizo s...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Hiroshima

  • Japanese Cultural Experience set of 3
    Japanese Cultural Experience set of 3

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Experience the spirit of Japanese, inherited over some hundred years, here in historical Miyajima. Zen temple "tokujuji" has ...

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  • Central Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Yakiniku or Sushi (Local Food) Tour
    Central Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Yakiniku or Sushi (Local Food) Tour

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    We will start this off by going to the Memorial Peace Park Museum and explore the history of where the first atomic bomb went...

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  • Japanese Cultural Experience set of 2
    Japanese Cultural Experience set of 2New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Experience the spirit of Japanese, inherited over some hundred years, here in historical Miyajima. Zen temple "tokujuji" has ...

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  • Akiyoshidai Lime Stone Caves
    Akiyoshidai Lime Stone CavesNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    If you are looking for a day trip for your family, then I have a deal for you. The Akiyoshi-do Cavern is the Orient's largest...

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