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Explore World Heritage Sites, experience the beauty of nature, and pray for peace. 3 recommended sightseeing spots in Hiroshima

Explore World Heritage Sites, experience the beauty of nature, and pray for peace. 3 recommended sightseeing spots in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Prefecture borders the tranquil Seto Inland Sea. The Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island and the Atomic Bomb Dome are two World Heritage Sites located here, and these famous sightseeing spots are visited by numerous tourists every year. This post proposes a trip to Hiroshima that will enable you to think on the importance of peace while exploring World Heritage Sites and beautiful seaside locations.

One of Japan’s top 3 sites of scenic beauty: “Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine”

Itsukushima Shrine is a World Heritage Site which has been considerd to enshrine gods since ancient times, and Miyajima Island, where it is located, is a picturesque spot chosen as one of Japan’s top 3 views. The red lacquer Torii gate that rises up from the sea is sacred, and it’s also an extremely popular photo spot.
Also, many of the buildings in the Itsukushima Shrine complex such as the main shrine, cloister, and Noh performance stage are designated national treasures and important cultural assets. The Noh performance stage is especially unique, as this is the only place in Japan where one is built over the water, and Noh performances and tea ceremony events continue to be held here.

Learn about why there should never be another Hiroshima at the “Atomic Bomb Dome”

The Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1996. It was originally a facility for exhibiting and selling local Hiroshima products, but now it is carefully preserved as a monument to the tragedies of atomic bombs and war.
In the surrounding area, there are various related facilities such as the “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park” built near the epicenter of the explosion, and the “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum,” which houses belongings, photographs, and other materials of the victims. Many people come here both from within Japan and from overseas to pray for peace.

A sacred path for cyclists over the sea: “Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido”

The Seto Inland Sea Shimanami Kaido is a road which connects Onomichi, Hiroshima with Imabari, Ehime. This road was made by connected numerous bridges and islands together, and it features a dedicated path for cycling which is approximately 70 km long. There are few places where you can ride a bike across the sea, so this road has attracted attention and is becoming increasingly popular among foreign cyclists.
The environment is well-suited to enjoying cycling, and there are hotels designed with cyclists in mind as well as rental shops for people without their own bikes, so it’s definitely worth trying out for yourself if you’re interested.

Also be sure to stop by a nearby Yamada Denki whenever you visit Hiroshima Prefecture.
We offer the latest electronics and a variety of products that make great souvenirs.

*Information in this article is current as of its publication. For details, please contact the related facilities directly.