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Hiroshima | City For World Peace

Hiroshima | City For World Peace

Hiroshima City, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is one of the most prominent cities in the Chugoku region, and a center of the administration and economy of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is often called the "City of Water" for the six rivers that flow through the city. The city was devastated by the atomic bomb in World War II. All of the buildings in the surrounding area were destroyed. From this terrible historic event the city is known internationally known as the "City of Peace." Even through the attacks on the city, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), formerly the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, miraculously remained standing. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima's unique past. Hiroshima also offers a number of gastronomical pleasures, including oysters that are said to have been cultured there since the 16th century and accounts for approximately 60-70% of Japan's oyster production. The most popular dish you can't miss when in the city is the Hiroshima-style 'okonomi-yaki,' unique flour crepes fried with vegetables and yakisoba noodles. These Hiroshima style okonomiyaki is different from the okonomiyaki available in Tokyo and other parts of Japan, and the people are sure proud of their unique styles okonomiyaki. Numerous okonomiyaki restaurants can be found in Okonomimura and around the Hiroshima station.


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Peace Memorial Park

Peace Memorial Park

Dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack

A-Bomb Dome

A-Bomb Dome

Symbolizes Hiroshima's wishes for everlasting peace after the atomic bomb attack

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki with a thin crepe and noodles

Hiroshima Airport (HIJ)

Hiroshima Airport (HIJ)

Largest airport in the Chūgoku region; formerly New Hiroshima Airport

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