"Hiroshima" Top 5 Page for this destination Hiroshima by Ines28

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The first thing that comes in mind when hearing the name "Hiroshima" is of course the atomic bomb that was dropped on the city on 6 August 1945. But although the Peace Memorial Park is the place every visitor goes to, Hiroshima is far from being a depressive place. On the contrary, it has become a thriving new city whose optimistic inhabitants seldom mention the bomb.
Therefore it's a pity that obviously most tourist groups don't go any further than the A-Bomb Dome as Hiroshima has a lot more to offer: beautiful and peaceful parks, the impressive Castle or the busy shopping arcade, for example.
For us, it was the very first destination in Japan, and it was a good choice. We were amazed to read that Hiroshima has more than a million inhabitants, to us it seemed smaller, the atmosphere was relaxed and it's easy to navigate the city on foot or by streetcar.

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  • Pros:Okonomiyaki!! Location near the Inland Sea
  • In a nutshell:More than the memory of war
  • Last visit to Hiroshima: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RoseAmano's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    There were very useful comments for us, so we are going to Hiroshima end of this month. Thank you for your great tips! I prefer Hiroshima's "Okonomi-yaki" to Osaka's. Especially "Otafuku" sause flavour is best one.

  • snuggie's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2007 at 6:15 PM

    great page on Hiroshima.I was hoping to visit it soon.Take care :D

  • Carmanah's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2006 at 10:08 AM

    Thanks for sharing your experiences in Hiroshima. I too am a fan of okonomiyaki. I'm curious how it would taste with soba!

  • Oct 15, 2006 at 7:21 PM

    lovely page and pictures!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 12:06 PM

    What a nice page, of a place that has suffered so much but survived, thanks for sharing with us Ines

  • BarryAir's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 8:52 AM

    any museums or stuff pertaining to the Bomb?


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