Itineraries 2days

Complete Tour of Hiroshima City

Complete Tour of Hiroshima City

A packed full Itinerary for those bold enough to experience as much of Hiroshima City as possible in one night and two days. Visit both the major attractions and also the lesser know ones off the beaten track.

Day 1

01 Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

Hiroshima Station is the bustling transportation hub of our peaceful city, and one of the principal entertainment hubs as well. All JR lines in the city stop here, and from here, people can take numerous buses and streetcars anywhere in the city, or even out of town. The ekie shopping complex located inside the station building also has no shortage of restaurants and souvenir shops to keep visitors busy for hours.

Address
2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: Bus (Koiki Koen-mae), Astram Line Kamiyasu Station, Hiroden Bus

02 Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium (マツダズームズームスタジアム)

The Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium is the home of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Hiroshima’s professional baseball team. Famous Carp players include former team member Hiroki Kuroda, who played for the New York Yankees, and Kenta Maeda, who is currently playing for the Minnesota Twins. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary since the team was founded. The Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium opened in 2009 and is the second generation of the original stadium. It is a place where you can watch baseball games and enjoy great food and shopping at the team’s original souvenir stores.


[Admission fee (unreserved
seating)]
High School students and
above – ¥1,900
Elementary/Junior High School
students – ¥900
※ Depending on the game, it
is possible that tickets will sell
out.

Address
2-3-1 Minamikaniya, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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03 Okonomimura

Address
5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture

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04 RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima (リーガロイヤルホテル広島)

The RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima is attached to the Pacela shopping center downtown, and also well renowned by Hiroshimarians. There is a plethora of eateries to be found within the hotel itself, so even those who don’t stay overnight have a good reason to visit. In addition, the hotel is right across the street from the Hiroshima Museum of Art and near the Hiroshima Bus Center, making it a near-perfect choice of accommodation for tourists.

Address
6-78 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Day 2

01 Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム)

On August 6, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. To this day, the Atomic Bomb Dome conveys the horror of the bomb’s destructive power and the extent of the damage it caused. The Atomic Bomb Dome avoided total destruction, although it was only about 160 meters from the blast’s hypocenter. However, all the people inside the building died instantly, and the beautiful Western-style exterior and interior were utterly destroyed, with only the building’s steel frame remaining intact. In 1996, the Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a World Heritage Site to be an architectural reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons.

Address
1-10 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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02 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (広島平和記念資料館)

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a facility that exhibits materials related to the atomic bombings. Such items include artifacts of A-bomb survivors as well as photographs and drawings that illustrate the devastation of the bombing. More than 400,000 foreign visitors have visited the museum to date, and overseas visitors account for 20-30% of the total number of visitors. The exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are divided into five areas in total and appeal to the world for peace from two main perspectives: “What happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and how the city was rebuilt,” and “How terrible and destructive nuclear weapons really are.” Audioguides (400 yen per unit) are also available for rent to help visitors learn more about the exhibits. The audio guides are available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, and Thai.

 


 

(Exhibition admission fee)
18+ – ¥200
High School student – ¥100
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception when
purchasing your ticket.

Address
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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03 Orizuru Tower (おりづるタワー)

HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER is a tourist attraction located next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. The north walls of the building are decorated with illustrations of ‘Orizuru’ paper cranes, which symbolize peace. The building also occasionally plays host to seasonal events. The first floor has a café and souvenir shop, and the 12th floor is “ORIZURU SQUARE,” where visitors can try their hand at making paper cranes. On the rooftop, there is an observation deck called “HIROSHIMA HILLS,” where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Hiroshima City and spend time relaxing.
The most attractive part of HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER is the spectacular view of Hiroshima from the rooftop observation deck, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the the Wolrd Heritage A-bomb Dome Site, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and other parts of the city. The observation deck is covered, so you can enjoy the view even in the rain. Also, at the “ORIZURU SQUARE” on the 12th floor, you can enjoy making ‘Orizuru’ paper cranes. You can then throw your ‘Orizuru’ into the “ORIZURU WALL.”- a distinct glass display filled with paper cranes and the hopes and wishes that accompany them from all around the world!

Address
1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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04 Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

Hiroshima Castle was built in the year 1599 by Hiroshima’s most powerful warrior and leader at the time, Mori Terumoto. The castle featured a five-story Castle Tower, a Honmaru Palace, and a moat that flows like a river. Unfortunately, both the Castle Tower and the Honmaru Palace were destroyed by the atomic bombing in 1945, and only the Castle Tower has been reconstructed. The castle tower now houses the Hiroshima Castle Museum, which exhibits materials related to Hiroshima’s history, the Mori family, local folklore, and natural history.


(Entry fee)
18+ – ¥370
Senior citizen – ¥180
High School student – ¥180
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ For students and senior
citizens, please present
identification to verify your age
such as your passport, or
school ID, at reception when
purchasing your ticket.

Address
21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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05 Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine (広島護国神社)

The Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is located on the site of Hiroshima Castle, and is the largest shrine in the city center. Various festivals are held at the shrine, including the Especially 600,000 people visit the shrine in January As Hatsumoude (first visit of the new year) . Another popular festival is the Tondomatsuri. Held on January 15, every year it attracts many people who come to see the huge bonfires to pray for good health and family safety. If you are lucky, you might also see a wedding ceremony in the traditional Japanese kimono style, however you will have to watch from a distance.

Address
21-2 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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06 Musashibō

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07 Shukkeien (縮景園)

Shukkeien is a Japanese garden located next to the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. The garden was ordered to be built during the Edo Period in the year 1620 by the the Feudal Lord of Hiroshima at the time, Asano Nagaakira. The design of this historic Japanese garden was made by Ueda Soko, the famous tea ceremony master. In 2020, the garden celebrated its 400th anniversary. The garden is filled with a variety of flowers and trees that bloom in every season of the year, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of Japan’s four seasons. If you visit the park in combination with the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, you can get a discount on both admission fees.


(Entry fee)
[Garden only]
General admission – ¥260
High School/University student
¥150
Elementary/Junior High School
student – ¥100
(Garden & Museum set)
General admission – ¥610
High School/University student
¥350
※ For students and senior
citizens, please present
identification to verify your age
such as your passport, or
school ID, at reception before
entering the garden.

Address
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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08 Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Located in the center of Hiroshima City, the museum is adjacent to the Shukkeien Garden, a national scenic beauty with abundant greenery.
From the lobby and rest rooms, you can enjoy the seasonal scenery of the Shukkeien Garden, which was built as a feudal garden for the Asano family, lords of the Hiroshima domain.
The museum is also home to a wide variety of artworks, including the “Imari Bowl with Design of Flowers and Plants in Color” and “Itsukushima” (Important Cultural Property), “Art Works Related to Hiroshima” by Ay Mitsu, Entsuba Shozo, Hirayama Ikuo, etc., “Japanese and Asian Crafts” including folk art works by Kawai Takujiro and Hamada Shoji, Central Asian dyeing and weaving, and metalwork, as well as The collection includes over 5,000 works (including those deposited) under the theme of “Art of the 1920s and 1930s,” such as Salvador Dali’s “Dream of Venus” and Isamu Noguchi’s “Reminiscence. The collection is changed four times a year and introduced in exhibitions. Volunteer guides from the Tomo no Kai provide easy-to-understand information about the works.
In addition, the Special Exhibition Room holds about six special exhibitions a year. Many events such as lectures and concerts are held in conjunction with the special exhibitions.

Address
2-22 Kaminobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima

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09 Namiki street

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10 Hiroshima Kinzagai Shop Street

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11 Hondori-Street

The bustling downtown area is called Hondori, named after the pedestrian-only arcade shopping street that symbolizes the city. This shopping street is lined with clothing stores representing Japan and countries around the world. At night, the neon lights of izakaya (Japanese pubs) and pubs come on all at once. Ramen specialty stores and sushi restaurants with counter seating are open until midnight. Nearby, Okonomimura is a collection of restaurants specializing in Hiroshima’s special okonomiyaki.

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Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium (マツダズームズームスタジアム)

2-3-1 Minamikaniya, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Okonomimura

5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture

RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima (リーガロイヤルホテル広島)

6-78 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム)

1-10 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (広島平和記念資料館)

1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Orizuru Tower (おりづるタワー)

1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine (広島護国神社)

21-2 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Shukkeien (縮景園)

2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

2-22 Kaminobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima

Hondori-Street