Hiroshima, Our Top Recommendations!

We welcomed a huge number of tourists in Hiroshima again this spring!
Here’s our best recommendations for your tours to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island.


Eat Momiji Manju, a baked sweet shaped like a leaf of maple

1) Momiji Manju
The name of Momiji Manju comes from Momijidani Valley which is a famous place for viewing red, yellow leaves (=momiji in Japanese). When you come over to Miyajima Island, don’t miss a chance to taste one of them!


The Great Torii in front of the Itsukushima Shrine


2) Great Trii
This a gate to a shrine, which is the only shrine in the world built on the sea. As the tide in Seto Inland Sea rises and falls, you will be able to see different views of the Great Torii.


Traditional dance in Itsukushima Shrine

3) Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine is one of World Cultural Heritage Sites, located in the sacred Miyajima Island, where people and gods live together.


Cherry blossom trees in Miyajima Island

4) Flowers in Miyajima Island
In spring, you can see about 1,900 cherry blossom trees around Miyajima Island. It has been the same as Heian Era, the aristocratic period in Japan more than 1,000 years ago.


Listen to Gagaku, traditional Japanese music

5) Traditional Performances
Gagaku is ancient religious music. It remains only in Japan and it has been preserved by Imperial Court of Japan since the 10th century. It is occasionally performed  in the Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima.


Hiroshima Castle surrounded by green

6) Hiroshima Castle
Another name is Carp Castle, since carp is one of the symbols of Hiroshima. It was destroyed by atomic bomb during the World War II and renewed as a historical museum which theme is Samurai culture.

Hiroshima is the best place to enjoy Japan in spring with beautiful cherry blossom trees, traditional buildings and music! Please find your favorite places in Hiroshima!

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