Well-known throughout #Japan as being home to some of the country’s warmest – and most passionate – people, #Hiroshima gets kind of a bum rap in the outside world. Of course, being the first city in the history of mankind to be destroyed by an atomic bomb is quite a grim legacy. But Hiroshima is so much more than that. Quietly and consistently voted as one of the most livable cities in the country, Hiroshima is still an under-appreciated destination spot on a first-timer’s Japan bucket list!

Well-known throughout #Japan as being home to some of the country’s warmest – and most passionate – people, #Hiroshima gets kind of a bum rap in the outside world. Of course, being the first city in the history of mankind to be destroyed by an atomic bomb is quite a grim legacy. But Hiroshima is so much more than that. Quietly and consistently voted as one of the most livable cities in the country, Hiroshima is still an under-appreciated destination spot on a first-timer’s Japan bucket list!

Hiroshima is a symbol of hope and peace. Pay your respects in Peace Park and museum. There are many things to do within the city and then you can unwind in Miyajima. Plan your time here with my Hiroshima travel tips and guide.

Hiroshima is a symbol of hope and peace. Pay your respects in Peace Park and museum. There are many things to do within the city and then you can unwind in Miyajima. Plan your time here with my Hiroshima travel tips and guide.

The "shadow" of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb

The "shadow" of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb

In Hiroshima city, it’s spring. The sun is warm and the air is fresh. Smells somewhat green. Birds are singing. In the city center, a tram pulls off and the street vibrates. Men in pressed pi…

In Hiroshima city, it’s spring. The sun is warm and the air is fresh. Smells somewhat green. Birds are singing. In the city center, a tram pulls off and the street vibrates. Men in pressed pi…

#Tokio, megalópolis fascinante de día y de noche #Japón #OneTwoTrip

#Tokio, megalópolis fascinante de día y de noche #Japón #OneTwoTrip

Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.

Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.

File:Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 01.jpg

File:Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 01.jpg

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