The principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants, Hiroshima is an industrial city of wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers, located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea.
Although many only know it for the horrific split-second on August 6, 1945, when it became the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack, it is now a modern, cosmopolitan city with great restaurants and nightlife.
The Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) that symbolizes world peace and the Peace Memorial Park, both World Cultural Heritage Sites
The Itsuku-shima-jinja shrine (at nearby Miyajima) and its symbol, the Great Torii Gate
Okonomiyaki and Oyster dishes