1 day itinerary

Travel plan for first timers in Hiroshima

In addition to the historic sites of war in Hiroshima, the city which suffered the atomic bomb, this course also entails a visit to a Daimyo Teien (feudal lord’s garden) and a castle which have been preserved since the Edo Era where you can enjoy the scenery there throughout all four seasons. You can also partake in the famous Hiroshima dish of okonomiyaki.



Day 1

The Atomic Bomb Dome ( 09:30 AM ~ 09:50 AM )
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:30 AM )
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ( 10:40 AM ~ 11:40 AM )
Okonomimura ( 12:00 PM ~ 01:30 PM )
Shukkei-en ( 02:00 PM ~ 03:00 PM )
Hiroshima Castle ( 03:10 PM ~ 04:30 PM )

Day 1 - Hiroshima

09:30 AM 09:50 AM   -   The Atomic Bomb Dome


Tour the A-Bomb Dome which has been spoken of as the Legacy of Tragedy. Its appearance hasn’t changed since the bomb struck the area and has become a symbol of Hiroshima praying for world peace.


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Business Hours Everyday
Price FREE
Address 原爆ドーム 1-10 Otemachi Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-242-7831
Website http://honyaku.j-server.com/LUCHRSMC/ns/tl.cgi/http%3a//www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/www/dome/index.html?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XCHARSET=utf-8&XJSID=0

10:00 AM 10:30 AM   -   Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park


Close to ground zero of the atomic explosion, this is a memorial park built as a prayer for a permanent peace in the world. Walk through the large park and tour the memorial cenotaph for the victims of the atom bomb, the Children’s Peace Monument, and the Peace Bells.


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Price FREE
Address 1 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-504-2390
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_Peace_Memorial_Park

10:40 AM 11:40 AM   -   Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


A museum displaying articles left by the deceased when the bomb fell. The valuable pieces of evidence include objects destroyed from the heat generated by the bomb and stone steps retaining the shadows of the people vaporized.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 50 JPY
Address 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-241-4004
Website http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/index_e2.html

12:00 PM 01:30 PM   -   Okonomimura


Return to the Genbaku Dome-mae (Atomic Bomb Dome) bus stop and board the Meipuru-pu Bus (Green Route) to head for Okonomimura. Take a look through the building filled with okonomiyaki shops and then have lunch at the one place you like.


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Business Hours Varies depending on the restaurant
Many of the establishments are open from 11am to late at night but take note that there are also places which only open from dusk.

There are many restaurants which stay open every day throughout the year but any closing days will vary depending on restaurants having irregular holidays.
Address 5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-241-2210
Website http://www.okonomimura.jp/foreign/english.html

02:00 PM 03:00 PM   -   Shukkei-en


Stroll through the Daimyo Teien of the Edo Era. Admire the garden which is beautiful throughout all four seasons and then take a break enjoying matcha tea or coffee. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is next to the garden, so if you have time, drop by there as well.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 260 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
High school and university students 150 yen
Address Shukkeien, 2-11 Kaminoboricho Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-221-3620

03:10 PM 04:30 PM   -   Hiroshima Castle


Tour Hiroshima Castle, a National Treasure. You can get a full view of the city of Hiroshima from the observation room in the highest floor of the castle. At the experience corner, getting into samurai wear and taking the commemorative photo is popular.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 370 JPY
Address 21-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima See map
Telephone 082-221-7512
Website http://www.rijo-castle.jp/rijo/pdf/english.pdf

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