Things to see and do - Hiroshima
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Hiroshima Travel guide
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It was a clear day in Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, when, at 8.14am, the atomic bomb was dropped on the city and the horror known to Mankind reached unthinkable heights. Estimates put the death toll at 140 000, including survivors of the initial blast who soon died from radiation. A city wiped off the face of the earth – with only a few exceptions, such as the chamber of commerce recognisable by its steel dome. Its vestiges have been left as a testament and memorial. Hiroshima's wounds have healed over and today it is a dynamic university and industrial city, which is constantly retrieving land from the sea. Life has resumed.
Tourist attractions Hiroshima : Things to see and do
R 331 - Itoman
Designed in the 1960s by the architect Tange Kenzo, this park planted with camphor trees and oleander stretches over 12ha in the centre of the city. It is at the northern tip of an island between the Ota and Motoyatsu rivers, on the site of a distric..
The Peace Memorial Museum has much to commend it, not least its objectivity, showing the horror caused by the American bomb without skipping over the atrocities committed by the Japanese army during the war. This well-executed informative angle is co..
Thousands of paper cranes are piled high in a multi-coloured and joyful mass, despite evoking Sasaki Sadako, a girl who died at the age of 12 from leukaemia caused by the atomic fallout. When she learned of her illness, she decided to make 1 000 orig..
Naka-ku Kokutaijimachi 1-3-20 J - Hiroshima 730-0042
Conveniently located in Hiroshima's main commercial district, just a 1-minute walk from Chudenmae Tram Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima offers a Japanese restaurant and rooms with a 26-inch LCD TV and free WiFi access. Hiroshima Peace Memorial P..
Naka-ku Naka-machi 7-20 J - Hiroshima 730-0037
Just a 5-minute walk from Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, ANA Crowne Plaza features a 22nd-floor French restaurant and a health club with a pool. Rooms have free wired internet and a flat-screen TV. Rooms at ANA Crowne Plaza have wood furnishings, ..
Naka-ku, Hagoromo-cho, 6-5 J - Hiroshima 730-0814
Located a 20-minute walk from Peace Memorial Park, Hotel Hagoromo offers guest rooms featuring a romantic ambience. It is a 10-minute walk from Takanobashi Tram Station, which is a 20-minute tram ride from JR Hiroshima Station. Free Wi-Fi is availabl..