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Hiroshima is the name
of a city and prefecture in Japan. Hiroshima city is the capital of Hiroshima
prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Japan.
About a million people live in Hiroshima.
In the late Sengoku period
and Edo period, Hiroshima was the capital of local daimyos. A big and beautiful
castle, Hiroshima-jo was built. Its nickname is Rijo, meaning Castle of
Hiroshima was the site of
a nuclear bombing near the end of World War II. The bomb exploded over
Hiroshima at 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945. Much of the city was
destroyed. About 75,000 people were killed instantly. About 60,000 people
died soon after because of radiation sickness. More people died later because
of cancer or other illnesses caused by the radiation, but no one knows
how many. A building near the blast center still remains and is called
the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Near to Hiroshima, there
is a small island. An old shrine named Itukushima shrine is here. It is
said that Itukushima shrine was built at the end of the 5th century. Today
Itsukushima shrine and the Atomic Bomb Dome are registered as World Heritage
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It's more than a mushroom cloud by Barry Hooper
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The name "Hiroshima" usually
conjures up a picture of the mushroom cloud that rose from the devastated
city on August 6, 1945. It was the first time an atomic bomb had been employed
over a populated area, and it hastened the end of World War II. But today's
Hiroshima is a bustling city of a million people that boasts some of Japan's
most well-known tourist attractions for both the history buff and the casual
|The city's first must-see
site, of course, is the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, located in the
area around the atomic bomb explosion's epicenter. The focal point of the
Park is the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the few buildings that partially survived
the blast, and the one building that has been allowed to remain standing
as evidence of the devastation caused by the blast. In 1996, the Dome was
registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The second must-see site
is the island of Miyajima, located 40 minutes from the center of the city
by train and ferry. Miyajima houses the Itsukushima Shrine, which sits
on the water like a pier and is regarded as one of Japan's three most beautiful
sights. You've probably seen post card pictures of the shrine's graceful
vermillion-colored torii gate, which looks like a Japanese alphabet character
rising out of the shimmering sea. A national treasure that is thought to
date back to the sixth century, the shrine has been designated a UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage Site. If you go to Miyajima on August 14, you can
see a brilliant display of 3,000 fireworks that takes place on the sea
in front of the shrine, lighting up the night sky and the torii gate.
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|You'll also enjoy colorful
autumn foliage, clear skies and cool breezes.
The spring is also a beautiful
time to visit here. You'll see the cherry blossoms for which Japan is famous,
and from May 3-5 a parade of flower floats and other events draws over
a million visitors to the Hiroshima Flower Festival.
So where is Hiroshima, and
how do you get here? It's about 550 miles west of Tokyo, in the Chugoku
Region, the westernmost region on Japan's main island of Honshu. To get
there, take your choice - air, bus, local train or bus. If you're in a
hurry, the flight from Tokyo's Haneda Airport takes about 90 minutes. A
trip on the direct nozomi train, Japan's famous bullet train, will take
about four hours from Tokyo. If you want to experience some of Japan's
countryside, take the local train, which takes about 15 hours and typically
involves about six transfers. Or, you can take a night bus, which takes
about 12 hours.
However you choose to get
to Hiroshima, it's an experience that will make your visit to Japan truly
special and historic.
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APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae
is located in Hiroshima, close to Shukkeien, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary
Art, and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Nearby points of interest also include
Hiroshiima Castle and Hiroshima Municipal Stadium. There are 96 rooms
in this 7-story hotel, all equipped with the most up-to-date amenities.
Every room in the hotel offers guests non smoking rooms, air conditioning,
hair dryer, television, television LCD/plasma screen, bathtub. Also to
be found at the hotel are elevator, laundry service/dry cleaning, restaurant,
smoking room. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities
make this hotel a favorite among travelers.
Featuring excellent service,
high standards of comfort and a friendly atmosphere, this property is a
good choice for budget travellers. Situated in the centre of Hiroshima
on Kyobashi River, Central Hotel is just a kilometre away from the train
station and 60 kilometres from the airport. This property offers
136 bedrooms that are elegantly decorated and facilitated with an array
of modern amenities. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that
serves delectable Japanese cuisine. This hotel offers well-appointed
conference room for organising your business meetings. Guests can also
relax at the lobby, which is an ideal place to meet friends.
Royal Hotel Hiroshima
Offering the highest level
of service and comfort, this property prides itself as an ideal location
for business and leisure travellers. Located in the heart of Hiroshima,
the Rihga Royal Hotel is 2 kilometres from the Hiroshima Train Station.
This property is only a short distance from Hiroshima Castle, the Hiroshima
Peace Memorial Park and Shukkeien Garden. Specially adapted rooms
are available for physically challenged guests. The Corbeil Restaurant
serves delicious Western cuisine for you to feast on. The Naniwa Restaurant
offers delicious Japanese cuisine for you to enjoy. Recreational
facilities such as the gymnasium or the swimming pool can be utilised to
enhance your physical and mental well-being.
Being an ideal place in
the city of Hiroshima, this hotel offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience
and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. Offering
beautiful views of the Peace Park, the Sunroute Hotel is in front of the
Motoyasu River and 7 minutes drive from the JR Hiroshima Train Station.
This property is a kilometre from the city centre and 40 kilometres from
the airport. The Viale Restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine
for you to feast on. The Kissui Restaurant serves delectable Japanese for
you to enjoy. The property also offers well-appointed meeting rooms
that cater to your important business and private events. During leisure,
you can explore the surroundings or visit the city attractions.
Hiroshima Executive Hotel
Boasting a massage service
and sauna, Urbain Hiroshima Executive is just a 5-minute walk from JR Hiroshima
Train Station. The cosy rooms have a satellite flat-screen TV and free
internet. Rooms at Urbain Executive Hotel Hiroshima include a fridge and
attached bathroom. All are air-conditioned. Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium is
just a 10-minute walk away. Hiroshima Castle is 2 km from the hotel, and
Peace Memorial Park is 2.5 km away. Free-use laundry machines and a hot
public bath are provided by Hiroshima Hotel Urbain. Urbain Hiroshima's
guest lounge provides a continental breakfast daily. Freshly ground coffee
and a variety of other beverages are offered 24 hours a day in the lobby.
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