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11 Best Places to Visit in Hiroshima City

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About Hiroshima City

Hiroshima from the sky

The urban area stretching from Hiroshima Station is the central part of Hiroshima prefecture. It is located about 45 minutes away from Hiroshima Airport. The convenient transportation system makes it possible to easily tour around the city by train and on foot. For souvenir shopping and okonomiyaki, Hiroshima’s famous gourmet food, you will find a variety of excellent restaurants in the area around Hiroshima Station. Large-scale facilities such as hotels and department stores are also available.

With good access to all parts of the prefecture, it will be convenient to secure a place to stay in Hiroshima city, the central area, as a base for sightseeing in Hiroshima. In recent years, the increase in the number of tourists has led to the construction of new hotels and an increase in the number of stylish guesthouses.

Hiroshima is also home to one of the largest streetcar transportation networks in Japan, with streetcars running everywhere in the city. The streetcars running on the streets and the station platforms right next to passing cars are also typical landscape of Hiroshima.

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In this page, we will introduce 11 such recommended sightseeing spots in Hiroshima City!

11 Sightseeing Spots

Atomic Bomb Dome/Peace Memorial Park (原爆ドーム/平和記念公園)

Atomic Bomb Dome

One of the places you must stop by when you visit Hiroshima is the Atomic Bomb Dome. You can feel the scars of the 1945 bombing up close, the place where former President Barack Obama gave his speech, the museum, and many other places where you can learn.

Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

Hiroshima Castle

This castle was built by Mōri Terumoto in the 16th century. There are permanent exhibits, etc. Visitors can also climb up to the observatory of the castle tower for a panoramic view of the city of Hiroshima.

Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima (Mazda Zoom-Zoom スタジアム広島)

Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima

Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima is home to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a Japanese professional baseball team, and a beloved place for their fans. The stadium offers a wide variety of seating options for watching a sports game, and the unique seats, such as those for lying down or enjoying a BBQ while watching the game, have become very popular. It is no exaggeration to say that this is the most hybrid stadium in Japan, with terrace facilities that can be reserved for private use also available.

Orizuru Tower (おりづるタワー)

Orizuru Tower

A new landmark opened in 2016 adjacent to Peace Memorial Park. It is a complex facility consisting of cafes, offices, a product center, and an observatory. The observatory offers a panoramic view of Hiroshima City and the Atomic Bomb Dome can also be seen from above.

At the “Orizuru Hiroba” on the 12th floor of the building, visitors can fold an origami paper crane and drop it along the building’s glass wall, adding to a romantic display that becomes part of the wall. This facility encapsulates the past, present, and future of Hiroshima and serves as a place to pray for peace.

Shukkeien Garden (縮景園)

Shukkeien Garden

This Japanese garden was built as a garden for the villa of the historical lord of the Hiroshima domain. The garden has long been a favorite sightseeing spot in Hiroshima, and is a great spot in Hiroshima City where one can experience the beauty of nature, flowers, and trees in each of the four seasons.

In the park’s verdant surroundings, “Sensui-tei” offers matcha green tea, udon noodles, and other refreshments. The small bridge and teahouses form an atmospheric landscape, making it a relaxing spot. The park is adjacent to the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, making it a great place for sightseeing as well.

Sensuitei (泉水亭)

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (広島市現代美術館)

Hiroshima MOCA

It is the first public contemporary art museum in Japan. It also holds special exhibitions and other events where visitors can view the works of contemporary artists from Japan and abroad.

Hiroshima Museum of Art (ひろしま美術館)

Hiroshima Museum of Art

It is one of the leading art museums in Hiroshima and is said to have one of the best collections of Impressionist art in Japan. Visitors can appreciate masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, and others, as well as modern French art.

IROHA village (いろはビレッジ)

IROHA village

A new tourist spot consisting of a factory, store, and restaurant facility operated by FUJIIYA, a nearly 100-year-old manufacturer of momiji manju, a traditional sweets souvenir of Hiroshima.

In addition to tasting freshly baked momiji-manjyu and other sweets on the spot, visitors can observe the confectionery making process. Through the glass windows, visitors can closely observe the process of making various flavors of momiji-manjyu and the packaging of the products.

ekie(エキエ)

ekie

This spot was opened in 2017 in the station building inside Hiroshima Station. The restaurant and souvenir store area has many stores for tourists to enjoy the full personality of Hiroshima. From okonomiyaki to oysters, anago meshi (conger eel on top of rice) to momiji manju, most Hiroshima specialties are available, so you can catch up on what you missed out on during your trip or buy souvenirs you couldn’t afford to buy here. There are also popular restaurants in Hiroshima Prefecture, so you can enjoy the delicious gourmet food of Hiroshima until just before you get on the train!

THE OUTLETS HIROSHIMA

THE OUTLETS HIROSHIMA

It is a full-fledged outlet with over 200 stores, featuring popular brands from Japan and abroad. With a movie theater, bowling alley, and ice rink, it is an entertainment spot for both children and adults.

LECT

LECT

This is a large shopping mall located in Hiroshima City. With a variety of stores inside, from general merchandise, fashion, bookstores, and cafes to food supermarkets and food courts, you will never get tired of shopping and eating, and enjoy a fulfilling time.

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