Hiroshima is a vibrant modern city, having risen from its ashes of the past. It is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, located in the southwest of Japan’s Honshu Island. Every year, thousands of tourists make their way to Hiroshima mainly for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which is a grim reminder of war and a focus for prayers for world peace. Whilst this should be a “must do” itinerary for any tourists, one should also make time to take in the natural beauty of its impressive Chugoku Mountains to the north, the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea in the south and the beauty of historical Miyajima Island.
Hiroshima is a modern city and a popular tourist attraction. It is easily accessible by trains, the Shinkansen and by bus as well as by air. If you are visiting Japan for 7-days or more, I would suggest that you look into the option of purchasing Japan Rail Pass for a period of 7-days, 14-days… Continue reading Getting to Hiroshima