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!
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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.
Singū (新宮) shinto shrine in Hiroshima city. Go up the stairs of long stone in the shrine's precinct. Stone torii and wooden building are traditional Japanese shrines. At Singū shinto shrine,Japanese festivals are held in autumn. There was a large sacred straw rope"Shime-Nawa".
70th Anniversary, No more war!, No more wars! / The huge atomic cloud 6 August, 1945. A Uranium bomb, the first nuclear weapon in the world, was dropped in Hiroshima City. It was estimated that its energy was equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT. Aerial photograph from the 80 kilometers away of the Inland Sea, taken about 1 hour after the dropping. Photo by US Army