Have you ever heard of the history of Hiroshima being hit by a bomb during world war? The tragedy killed up to 260 people and injured more than 100,000 people. Most people believe that a few decades after the atomic blast, Hiroshima would not be human to live in.
After decades passed since 1945, Hiroshima was able to reopen. The place is a tourist destination, including the Hiroshima Peace Institute. There are many historical places there, such as museums, parks and galleries. You can even enjoy a special festival that can attract a lot of tourists. You can use the Hiroshima travel list to be able to travel to several tourist attractions there.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
The first place you can visit in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The park lists how many people died from a nuclear attack that occurred in 1945. The park is located right in the middle of the nuclear attack that took place that year. Tourists will be able to see parks, memorials, museums, and monuments commemorating the terrible events of 1945.
In the garden part there is a garden which is decorated with many cherry blossoms trees. Tourists usually come to visit the Peace Memorial Museum section. The sign of the dropping of the nuclear bomb is marked by the Atom Bomb Dome.
Every tourist who wants to see Hiroshima city clearly from a height, can see it through the Orizuru Tower. Orizuru Tower also provides a café that has distinctive seating. You can enjoy the view around the tower while sitting drinking and eating. Even visitors can see the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park from the Orizuru Tower.
The best time to come to the tower is in the afternoon. You will be able to see the sunset from the top of the tower. You can also see the lights from many buildings starting to light up one by one. The colorful light looks very beautiful from above.
The unique Shukkei-en Garden
You are tired of daily activities and prefer to come to several parks in Japan while on vacation. That is the right choice and you can come to Shukkei-en Garden. The park has lots of trees, lakes, and also bonsai. There is a bridge that tourists can cross in the middle of the lake and the park was built during the era of a daimyo named Asano Nagaakira. You can spend time in the park while enjoying some herbal brews and tea. This will become you third activity with Hiroshima travel list.
The historic place that was destroyed by the atomic bomb was Hiroshima Castle. The shape of the building that tourists can see today is the result of restoration carried out in 1958. You would not think so, because the shape is very similar to the original. The best time to come there is during the spring, because all the cherry blossoms will bloom.
The lined castle has a very beautiful view in spring. You need to take lots of photos when you come there and see that there are lots of artifacts in the museum. You will be able to learn a lot about history by entering the museum.