Modern industrialisation meets traditional Japanese culture in Hiroshima, a city reborn from the rubble of the first atomic bomb attack in 1945. Located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan’s largest island has plenty to offer tourists: from picturesque old towns, to wide boulevards and a bustling nightlife. Don’t forget your camera as you explore a city that has been through the worst and flourished with aspirations of peace.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
A visit to Hiroshima isn’t complete without a stop at Peace Memorial Park. Once part of the Nakajima district, this area was destroyed by the attack and today holds more than fifty memorials, statues, museums and structures. See the skeletal remains of the A-Bomb Dome, originally designed by Czech architect Jan Letzel in 1915, as the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall. Now, a symbol of that fateful day, the walls are all that remain of the once beautiful structure.
Sample the culinary culture of Hiroshima with their soul food ‘Okonomiyaki,’ a healthy crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage and vegetables. Flock to ‘Okonomimura’ food theme park, Hiroshima’s local hot spots for savoury dishes or walk down Omote-Sando high street and experience old town charm while having a bite of Momiji manju or grilled oysters.
The official currency when travelling to Hiroshima is the Yen (JPY).
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