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Hiroshima Prefecture

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Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.
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Places to visit in Hiroshima Prefecture

Popular things to do in Hiroshima Prefecture

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine Hatsukaichi
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Duration: 4 hours
Island
Miyajima Hatsukaichi
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Duration: 6 hours
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima Hiroshima
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome Hiroshima
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Castle
Hiroshima Castle Hiroshima
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Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Saikokuji Temple Onomichi
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kosanji Temple Onomichi
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Former Naval Academy Etajima
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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Art Museum
Hiroshima Museum of Art Hiroshima
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum Kure
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Duration: 1 hour
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Island
Okunoshima Island Takehara
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Itsukushima Shrine Torii Hatsukaichi
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Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Mountain
Mt. Misen Miyajima
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Duration: 1 hour
Waterfall
Sandandaki Falls Akiota-cho
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Duration: 4 hours
Mountain
Mt. Kurotaki Takehara
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Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Pond of Peace Hiroshima
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Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Garden
Shukkei-en Garden Hiroshima
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Senkoji & Senkoji Park Onomichi
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Duration: 30 minutes
Playground
MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku Miyoshi
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Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Momijidani Park Miyajima
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Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Michi-no-Eki Cross Road Mitsugi Onomichi
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Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Itsukushima Gekijyo Hatsukaichi
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kirei Sake Brewery Higashihiroshima
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Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Monokoto Store Hiroshima
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Duration: 30 minutes