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Sightseeing Destinations and Popular Attractions in Hiroshima

This video, titled "LOVE HIROSHIMA Promotional Video|Full Ver|English Edit" (LOVE HIROSHIMA プロモーションビデオ Full Ver 英語編), was uploaded by the "Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation."

The video gives aerial drone footage of sightseeing destinations around Hiroshima Prefecture.
Just watching the video will have you feeling like you're on a full blown trip to Hiroshima!
Most people start their trips from Hiroshima Station or Hiroshima Airport.
Enjoy an amazing trip full of history, culture, and the unique food of Hiroshima!

Sightseeing Destinations in Hiroshima

Image of the Torii Gate at Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Prefecture
Photo:The Torii Gate at Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Prefecture

At the beginning of the video we're introduced to Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja), a popular sightseeing destination in Miyajima, Hiroshima, and from 0:21 in the video, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome are introduced.
Itsukushima Shrine and the Atomic Bomb Dome have both been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
If you're traveling in Hiroshima Prefecture, be sure to stop by Yamato Museum in Kure and see the white walls of Joge, Fuchu as well.

Going to Bayside Beach, Mikumarikyo Forest Park, Bungo Channel, and Sandan-kyo is popular too.
We also recommend outdoor activities, such as driving around the islands of the Setouchi area and Shimanami cycling.
You can watch the Hiroshima Toyo Carp play baseball at Hiroshima Stadium as well!
If you're into sports, check out a game at the Hiroshima Green Arena.

Delicious Hiroshima Cuisine!

Image of Hiroshimayaki

Hiroshima is also popular as a city where you can eat delicious food.
Many travelers return to get a sweet taste of Hiroshimayaki, a type of okonomiyaki.

There are other foods, such as oysters, a specialty in the Setouchi area, anagomeshi (eel rice), Onomichi ramen, navy curry from Kure, and horumon tempura.
We recommend sipping on some wine at Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery, shown at 4:19 in the video.
Many food events are held in Hiroshima throughout the year, so a lot of people come to visit and enjoy them.

Summary of Sightseeing in Hiroshima

Image of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Photo:Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

As you can see in the video, there are many famous sightseeing spots and hidden gems in Hiroshima.
Be sure to try the many different seafood dishes in Hiroshima as well!

If you're looking to relax and take your time exploring the area, consider booking a hotel.
That being said, you can of course enjoy a one day trip to Hiroshima, so be sure to check it out if you have the chance!

【Official Website】Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture|City Hall Website


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Last Updated : Aug. 10, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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There Are Many Things To See in Hiroshima! Don't Miss Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Where You Can Feel the History and Culture!
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