Hiroshima

Best Japanese Gardens - Tokyo Imperial Palace

10 Top Japanese gardens to visit

Japanese gardens aren’t just beautiful and relaxing spaces. They’re full of history, culture and tradition. These are 10 of the top gardens in Japan, they feature traditional Japanese garden design techniques and an all-season appeal that makes them well worth a visit.

Miyajima Island

A Visitors Guide to Miyajima Island

A day trip to Miyajima Island is a must-do while in Hiroshima. It’s one of Japans top 3 scenic spots, easy to get to and there’s so much to see and do here If you’re staying in Hiroshima then we’d recommend spending a full day…

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Exploring the Hiroshima Peace Park

The Hiroshima Peace Park (known as Heiwakinen in Japanese) is the first place most visitors to the city aim for when they arrive.  Whether you’re making an intercity day trip or intend to base yourself in Hiroshima for a few days you’re unlikely to come to town…

The Rakan of Daisho-in Temple

Daisho-in temple on Miyajima Island

If you’re planning a visit to Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture you will probably have Itsukushima Shrine at the top of your list of things to see.  The waterfront shine is famous for its ‘floating’ tori gate and shrine buildings and is especially dramatic at…

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The stunning Mt Misen, Miyajima

Goal for the day?  The top of Mt Misen! I enthusiastically parted the curtains of our room high up in the Hiroshima Granvia Hotel to watch the daylight creeping into the sky across over the city.  The weather was grey and more hazy then would…

Hiroshima A-dome

Hiroshima Self Guided Walking Tour

Our first stay in Hiroshima was planned mostly to give us a full day to explore Miyajima Island, it wasn’t until we were sitting on the Shinkansen from Tokyo that I started wondering how I would actually feel wandering around Hiroshima.  It’s a city with…