Hiroshima - A Natural & Spiritual Sanctuary

Less than two hours by train from the cultural city of Kyoto, Hiroshima is one of the most interesting cities in Western Japan. This city is well-known for its historical & spiritual background. Taking one of our best Hiroshima tour packages, you will have a great chance to visit the most important places in this city – from Hiroshima Castle, Shukkeien Garden, Peace Memorial Museum to the world heritage Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island.

Hiroshima travel guide information

Hiroshima Quick Facts

Hiroshima is one of the major Japanese cities and this is the largest city in the western section of Honshu Island.

This city is widely known for being one of the main targets of the 1st atomic bombing in human history. However, it was quickly reconstructed as a major cultural centre of Japan.

As of the census of 2019, Hiroshima had a population of around 1.199 million people in a total area of 906.68 km2 (350.07 sq mi).

This is home to a great number of historical museums and the art world. Hiroshima’s art collections include both contemporary and classical works.

There are some famous places that you should visit during your trip in Hiroshima are Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle & Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island.

Best time to visit Hiroshima, japan

You can visit Hiroshima any time of the year but the best time to visit Hiroshima is from March to June and late August to late October when the temperatures are comfortable and especially during March and April, you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. If you don’t mind the cold weather, you can travel to this city during winters when there are lesser travellers.

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Essential Japan

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Kyoto → Hiroshima → Osaka
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See Sumo-wrestlers from up close at a Sumo Stable’s morning training session in Tokyo

Explore the different facets of Tokyo, from ancient Sensoji temple and Meiji shrine to streets of trendy fashion and skyscrapers in Harajuku area

Wander around the sacred town Nikko’s attractions, including Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall

Travel back in time while watching a geisha’s performance in Higashi Chaya district, visiting Kanazawa Castle or Kenrokuen garden

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for thousands of red torii gates and fox statues

Be immersed in Japanese culture in Kyoto, exploring some of its 17 World Heritage sites and awesome places

Take a pleasant walk amid the green forest of Sagano lush bamboo grove

Gain insight into tragic events of the country’s past at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

Admire the giant floating torii-gate on the shrine island of Miyajima

Enjoy the tranquil landscapes and unique structures of Shitennoji Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Get great panoramic views of the city from Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building

Taste some of the best local dishes in Osaka’s downtown and market

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Kyoto → Hiroshima → Osaka
Experiences: cultural heritage history
13Days

Japan Family Adventure

Tokyo → Hakone → Hiroshima → Osaka → Kyoto
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Take your kids to a Tokyo’s Sumo Stable to see a sumo morning practice

Discover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku areas with a stop at Akihabara, the cultural home to fans of Japanese comic and cartoon

Become a seafood gourmand exploring Tsukiji Outer Market with a fresh sashimi feast

Have a fun time in Ueno Park visiting its museums, temples, Japan’s oldest zoo, and cherry-blossom garden

Experience Japanese ryokan (traditional inn) hospitality and amazing onsen culture in Hakone

Unwind with your family in some of Hakone’s famed attractions like Lake Ashinoko, Karakuri Museum, and Sengoku Pampas Grass Field

Gain insight into tragic events of the country’s past at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

Admire the giant floating torii-gate on the shrine island of Miyajima

Enjoy a free day exploring Osaka’s best food heavens

Explore some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places like Himeji Castle or Nishiki Market

Take a pleasant walk amid the green forest of Sagano lush bamboo grove

Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, the ancient Kyoto shrine of fox statues and thousands of red torii gates

Indulge in a meandering exploration of Japanese culture as joining a unique Kyoto Calligraphy class

Head to the 8th-century capital of Nara to visit the deer park, Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha shrine

Tokyo → Hakone → Hiroshima → Osaka → Kyoto
14Days

Hassle-free Family Tour in Japan

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Hiroshima → Miyajima → Kyoto
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Uncover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku areas, from ancient shrines to dazzling streets of skyscrapers

Spend time relaxing in the Odaiba man-made island, heaven of shopping and entertainment

Experience the thrill of a bullet train between Tokyo and other cities

Have a fun day out with your kids in Yokohama with a number of kid-friendly attractions

Travel back in time while visiting Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen garden

Take a sightseeing tour at Nagamachi, the former living district of samurai during the Edo period

Enjoy free time in Kanazawa exploring geisha culture in Higashi Chaya district or traditional Japanese sweet in Morihachi

Gain insight into tragic events of the country’s past at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

Admire the giant floating torii-gate on the shrine island of Miyajima

Revel in the magical natural beauty of Sagano lush bamboo grove in the morning

Savor the captivating Kyoto cuisine in Nishiki-Koji Market and Gion district

Get your kids amazed with a traditional Japanese bento making class in Kyoto

Tokyo → Kanazawa → Hiroshima → Miyajima → Kyoto
15Days

Taste of Japan

Tokyo → Hakone → Takayama → Shirakawago → Kanazawa → Hiroshima → Kyoto
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See the strongest guys practise from up close at a Sumo Stable’s morning training session in Tokyo

Discover the different allures of Tokyo in Asakusa and Harajuku, from old temple of Sensoji to trendy streets of Omotesando

Admire the masterpiece of nature and the symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji along with its Fuji Five Lakes

Embark on Hakone adventure trip with a cruise on Lake Ashi and a ropeway ride through active sulfuric hot springs

Take your time to revel in the beautiful old town vibes of Takayama with aged streets, large hot spring baths and vibrant local markets

Experience laid back rural lifestyle in the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Travel back in time while visiting the geisha’s district Higashi Chaya, admiring Kanazawa Castle or Kenrokuen garden

Enjoy a sightseeing tour at Nagamachi, the former living district of samurai during the Edo period

Journey to Hiroshima’s major attractions and pay a visit to the shrine island of Miyajima

Learn about the life and motivation of Geisha in the Gion district in Kyoto as well as enjoy the vibrant nightlife there

Soak up Japanese culture in Kyoto, exploring some of its 17 World Heritage Sites and awesome places

Take a pleasant walk through Sagano lush bamboo grove plus a visit to Tenryuji Temple

Tokyo → Hakone → Takayama → Shirakawago → Kanazawa → Hiroshima → Kyoto
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Western Wonders of Japan

Tokyo → Kiso valley → Kyoto → Iya valley → Takamatsu → Hiroshima → Takachiho → Kagoshima → Yakushima
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Walk along cobblestone streets and admire the historic sekisho, or barrier station of Kiso-Fukushima, the largest post town in Kiso valley

Experience the most popular section of Nakasendo ancient trail and explore the well-preserved post towns of Tsumago and Magome

Hop on a fun biking tour around Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, and its famed attractions

Explore the hidden gems of Iya Valley, including pristine mountain scenery, ancient vine bridges and historical farm houses

Spend a day relaxing in the pleasant atmosphere of Ritsurin Park and seeing Edo-era heritage buildings in Shikoku Village

Get an exclusive in-depth access to the unique Naoshima island with visits to its museums and artworks scattered throughout the town

Learn part of Japan’s history while visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum

Admire the impressive vermillion gate of Itsukushima Shrine and the sacred Misen Mount on Miyajima Island

Contemplate the spectacular views of Mount Aso from the vantage point of Mount Daikanbo

Enjoy watching Takachiho Kagura Dance, a nightly ceremonial dance performance at Takachiho Shrine

See a close up view of the famous Takachiho Gorge and the 1200 year-old Takachiho Shrine

Take part in a 3-day journey of hiking and exploring the ancient forest trail of Yakushima Island

Discover the volcanic island of Sakurajima and enjoy relaxing time in Nagisa Park Foot Bath

Tokyo → Kiso valley → Kyoto → Iya valley → Takamatsu → Hiroshima → Takachiho → Kagoshima → Yakushima

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