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Hiroshima, located in the Western Honshu region of Japan is a modern, cosmopolitan city enriched in history and with excellent cuisine and a bustling nightlife. With six rivers flowing through the city, Hiroshima is known as the "The City of Water".
Shuzenji: Hot Spring Ryokan
Madeleine Stratton slips into the simple, austere style of luxury that is what traditional, high-end Japanese guesthouses are all about. That, and the extraordinary food.
Atomic Bomb Dome
A must see for any visit to Hiroshima, the World Heritage Listed Atomic Bomb Dome was the only building left standing in the area after the bomb exploded on 6 August 1945.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Visit the 120,000 square metre Peace Memorial Park which commemorates the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and promotes world peace.
Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki
Try Okonomiyaki Hiroshima style: savoury pancake filled with layered ingredients like cabbage, beansprouts, shrimp, meat and egg.
Enjoy mountains, sea and red shrine buildings on the island of Miyajima, said to be one of the three most beautiful sights in Japan.
Lose yourself in the compact and beautifully landscaped Shukkei-en Garden with its valleys, bridges and islands designed in 1620, said to be modeled on the world-famous scenic beauty of Lake Xihu in Hangshou, China.