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- 98%History Buffs
- 80%Local Culture
- 62%Spiritual Seekers
- 55%Luxury Travelers
- 55%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- HiroshimaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
At once a pleasantly relaxed and quiet city, and a potent symbol of the destructive horrors of the modern age, Hiroshima is practically an expected visit for anyone with a JR pass and an extra day or two. Still, some things are popular for a reason, and a morning spent in quiet reflection in the Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum and surrounding Peace Park should probably be a required experience for citizens of 21st-century Planet Earth. However, after this sobering meditation is over, Hiroshima's still a pretty great place. They've got a lovely old-style tramline, some nifty shopping arcades, and plenty of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki: a savory local pancake that's out of this world. Also, the people are some of the nicest in Japan.
- HiroshimaOct 18, 2013
I spent time here as a foreign-exchange student, and it's a very memorable place to visit, whether you're interested in traditional or modern Japan. Must-dos include the peace museum and the eerie skeleton of the Genbaku Dome, a memorial to the nuclear bomb dropped here by the USA during WWII. Take a day trip out to Miyajima Island, with its landmark red torii gates floating in the water. Don't forget to search out a restaurant that serves Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancakes topped with a BBQ sauce).
- HiroshimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Mar 28, 2013
The Peace Memorial is certainly somber but Hiroshima has its charm. Nearby Miyajima is stunning and this is THE place to try okonomiyaki. Definitely lower priority than Tokyo, Kyoto, Nikko, or Kamakura but well worth a visit and doable as a day trip from Kyoto if you are on a JR pass.
- HiroshimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 22, 2012
Hiroshima... How can I describe it? I've read so many books about it. I know the whole history of Hiroshima. I have tried to imagine all that horror with knowing that it's something you're never able to know for real. Every text, every photo, every memorial... Those are only a tiny bit of the history and story you'll be able to see in Hiroshima. It would have been a big mistake not to visit Hiroshima during my three month trip.