Activities in Hiroshima
Discover our full selection of activities for Hiroshima and Miyajima!
One of the most essential cities in Japan, Hiroshima is a bustling center for culture both old and new!
Visit Okunoshima Island, known as Rabbit Island, where you'll be greeted by a medley of these wild, cute animals. Okunoshima Island is accessible from Omishima Island and part of Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture. Due to their tame demeanor, they will approach humans in large numbers. Aside from the adorable little critters, there exists a number of unique spots and museums that are representative of the World War II connected history of the island. Engage in history while also seeing the island as the bastion of vibrant life that it has evolved into. It is a unique Hiroshima experience that will delight young and old alike.
If you want to immerse yourself in and take a tour of history, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima's Peace Park, a symbol of hope and resilience. On August 6th of every year, the Peace Memorial Ceremony is held at the park on the day of the historic dropping of the atomic bomb of the city. Take a tour and walk around the grounds then visit the famous Atomic Bomb Dome, a building that initially survived the attack and whose damaged silhouette remains as a memorial to commemorate the historic event and the city of peace that Hiroshima looks to represent for the modern day.
You can also embark on an exploration to visit Miyajima, or opt for the combined discovery of Hiroshima and Miyajima for an in-depth exploration of this region's rich culture. Also at Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine is world-known for its iconic vermillion torii gate that sits right on the water, and looks as if it is floating. Torii gates are an essential part of shinto shrines in Japan, however, this scene of the gate at Itsukushima Shrine is particularly breathtaking towards the end of the day when the sun sets and the water around Miyajima glows.
With options to suit all tastes and budgets, a visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima promises a memorable and rewarding adventure that are essential to understanding the history of Japan!