Although infamous for its destruction in World War II, Hiroshima has emerged from its nuclear past as a thriving and internationally minded community.
Great efforts that were taken to rebuild this large and prosperous city with the careful reconstruction of important historical monuments such as Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden. At the centre of the city you’ll find Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, both a poignant reminder of the tragic event and a symbol of Hiroshima’s commitment to a bright future.
A trip to Miyajima Island makes a perfect compliment your stay in Hiroshima. This charming and romantic isle is just an hour outside of the city. Here you’ll encounter its celebrated World Heritage Site of the floating Itsukushima Shrine, the virgin forest of Mount Misen and the island’s wild but friendly deer population.
When to go
October and November are ideal months to visit, with less rain and cool, refreshing temperatures. The winter months are also dry with very little rain or snow, and the temperatures are rarely cold enough to keep you indoors. April and May have excellent weather, and the cherry blossoms tend to come out in early April.
What to do
- Take a stroll through Memorial Peace Park
- Hike Mount Misen for a gorgeous view of the island and sea
- See the deer on Miyajima Island