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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.
Come explore the "City of Peace" and sample authentic Hiroshima Okonomiyaki with any of our Japan Tour Packages with Hiroshima like our Southern Japan Tours or Grand Tour packages available during Spring Cherry Blossom season or year-round!
Dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack
Symbolizes Hiroshima's wishes for everlasting peace after the atomic bomb attack
Hiroshima style okonomiyaki with a thin crepe and noodles
Japanese transportation company in Hiroshima
Japanese style chow mein made with wheat flour noodles, vegetables, meat
Popular seafood delicacy in Miyajima & Hiroshima
Popular name of Itsukushima Island; Iconic Floating Red Shrine
Flower park with interactive play area for golfing, lawn sledding, canoeing and more