Hiroshima is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese islands, in the Setouchi region. The Hiroshima Prefecture is rich and vibrant, surrounded by the natural beauty of the inland sea and the Chugoku Mountains. Despite its tragic past, modern-day Hiroshima is a popular spot for local and international tourists alike, with plenty of things to do. Whether you visit Hiroshima for food, the sights, activities or all of the above, this small corner of Japan will deliver an experience you won’t forget.
Hiroshima is a culturally rich and distinctive destination, boasting many beautiful parks, gardens and museums to be explored. The city is also home to the stunning Hiroshima Castle, (also known as Carp Castle) which harks back to Hiroshima’s early development as a castle town.
Japan invested great effort into rebuilding the city after the war. Reconstructing brick by brick Hiroshima’s historical heritage, including Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden. In the center of the city a large park was built, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which serves as a memorial to the bombing.
Hiroshima was proclaimed a City of Peace in 1949, and saw international attention grow for Hiroshima as a desirable location for holding international conferences on peace and global social issues.