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Hiroshima was the first site of an atomic bomb attack during World War II and has developed into one of the world’s most moving destinations due to its commitment, hope and resilience. The city has since been rebuilt and is filled with friendly locals, excellent art, delicious food including the famous Okonomiyaki pancakes and beautiful Japanese gardens. Receive an interesting insight into Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, a beautiful tribute to the city’s awful attack.
Hiroshima boasts lots of incredible and immersive attractions. If you’re a foodie then you just have to visit Okonomimura, an entire building dedicated to Okonomiyaki pancakes with around 25 shops selling this delicious savoury snack in various unique forms. The Saihoji temple is also one of Hiroshima’s top landmarks offering panoramic vistas, as is the Hiroshima Museum of Art which boasts art masterpieces created by leading Japanese artists and famous European artists.
Set in the Eastern Hiroshima Prefecture is the quaint little town of Onomichi, which is home to the famous mile-long Temple Walk. This is a must visit with 25 glistening temples to discover. Hiroshima is also the gateway to Miyajima; a beautiful island home to the UNESCO listed Itsukushima Shrine and its famous floating tori gate. Browse and book holiday packages to Hiroshima with Brightsun and enjoy a charming getaway to this Japanese city.