Hiroshima travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hiroshima

Hiroshima, located in the southwest of Japan, is one of the main tourist hubs in the country, and is a destination steeped in history, culture, and outstanding natural beauty.

August 6 1945 is a day that changed Hiroshima forever. The atomic bomb completely devastated the city, but Hiroshima is truly a city reborn. It was not only rebuilt; it has retained its traditional Japanese spirit and charm while balancing it seamlessly with the vibrancy and modernity of today's society.

This city is in itself a symbol of peace, rebirth, and culture. See the countless shrines and temples that dot the city, visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and indulge in some of the most delicious cuisine Japan has to offer.

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When to Visit Hiroshima

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Spring time (March - May) heralds the opening of the beautiful cherry blossoms. The days tend to be warm but sometimes showery, and it can get chilly in the evenings. The first week of May is Golden Week, preceded by a collection of national holidays at the end of April: this is the busiest travel season. June is the wettest month and best avoided by those who don't like rain. July and August are hot and humid between 75 - 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall (September - November) is still pleasant and perfect to see the colors changing. Winters can see snow and cold temperatures but seldom does it drop below freezing.

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How to Get to Hiroshima

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Where to Stay in Hiroshima

Those on a budget will find many affordable hotels, such as the Hotel Active Hiroshima, to meet all of your basic needs. The Urbain Hiroshima Executive is a popular choice near the main station, and Sansui Ryokan Hiroshima is for those seeking a more traditional Japanese experience. For a touch of luxury, the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima has a range of premium rooms, seven delicious restaurants, and exceptional views.

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Shopping Streets

Hondori is a huge, covered shopping street with an abundance of shops and cafes downtown: go down one of the small side streets to discover a host of boutiques. The Fuji Grand Hiroshima is a popular shopping mall with a mix of smaller shops and big brand names as well as lots of dining options. Those seeking a vintage twist should head to Moto Ujina Guchi Flea Market; with 100-150 stalls you'll find a treasure trove of traditional Japanese wares, vinyl records, clothes, and jewelry.

Groceries and Other

There is a variety of small family-run grocers, convenience stores, as well as a few larger supermarkets, such as MaxValu, dotted throughout town. A dozen eggs should cost you around ¥269 and a quart of milk around ¥363.

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Where to Eat in Hiroshima

No trip to Hiroshima is complete without visiting Okonomi-mura for okonomiyaki, a local delicacy. Translated it means 'what you like', typically made of batter, cabbage, pork, and optional items such as squid, octopus, and cheese. Enjoy a cozy meal of Shabu Shabu at Yakumo Nagarekawa or if you're a fish lover, head to Guttsuri-an for some of the best oysters Hiroshima has to offer. A two-three course dinner in a mid-range restaurant should cost you somewhere in the region of ¥3,000.