Top Historical Places in Hiroshima

Are you looking to explore the history of Hiroshima through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Hiroshima including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Hiroshima. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Hiroshima ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Hiroshima, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Hiroshima for a great trip!

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

  1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Memorial

    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 park is a reminder of the horrific past of the city. 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...Read more
  2. Hiroshima Castle

    4.1 (2382 Votes)
    Hiroshima Castle

    Castle, Architecture

    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 keep of the castle in 5 stories tall. Surrounded by a moat, the castle was destroyed in 1945 during the atomic bombing. Thirteen years later, its main keep was rebuilt with an attractive wooden exte...Read more
  3. Shukkei-en

    4.4 (2138 Votes)

    Forest, Garden, Historical Site

    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 miniature valleys, mountains, forests, ponds and small islands in these ponds! The Shukkei-en has a history dating back to 1620. However, during the atomic bombings, all the buildings within the gar...Read more
  4. Ground Zero

    Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Memorial

    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 a side street behind the A-bomb dome. A humble site, it will make you question the necessity of war.
  5. Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    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 teachers. Since then the building has been renovated and it was opened as a peace museum in the year 1988. Visitors get to see exhibits collected from the bombed site.
  6. Mitaki-dera

    4.6 (1733 Votes)

    Religious Site, Temple, Walking Area, Statue

    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 statues. A hike of about 15 minutes from the train station takes you up to the shady temple paths. The temple premises look like a fairytale with an enchanted feeling to them. A hidden gem in Hirosh...Read more