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Best things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Site
“The contrast between the ruins of the dome and the scenic riverside is profound”
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Museum
“1955年に建てられた記念館。2万1000点以上もの収蔵品を見る事ができ、修学旅行や外国からの旅行者が最も良く訪れる場所である。 The museum was opened in 1955, displaying over 21,000 items. It's the most popular visiting spot in Hiroshima for school trips, with visitors coming from all over Japan as well as from around the world”
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Castle
“It's said that the design of Hiroshima Castle, built, was based on the Jurakudai palace in Kyoto. It is known as a representative example of early modern japanese castle design. The view of the beautiful main tower from across the moat is a popular subject for photographers. the first floor of the main tower has exhibits of models and materials related to the construction of the castle, an area where visitors can try on the clothes worn by samurai, and a gift shop. The [hiroshima Castle Collection] is a permanent exhibit on the second floor. Samurai swords, armor, and helmets related to Hiroshima are on display on the third floor. Special exhibitions are held on the fourth floor.”
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Garden
“A large and beautiful Japanese garden! It attracts the people from all over the countries. You may enjoy Japanese culture and atmosphere!”
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Food Court
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“Located at Naka Ward, Hiroshima Prefecture, 730-0034 Known for Restaurant OKONOMIYAKI”
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Park
“平和を願う記念公園として、爆心地に近い場所に作られた。原爆が投下された8月6日、毎年式典が開催される。 The park was made after the war as a memorial. It is close to the atomic bomb's center detonation point. A yearly ceremony is held on the day the atomic bomb hit (August 6th) to pray for peace.”
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Tram Station
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Art Museum
“Self-taught, Hiroshima-born artist Tadashi Tonoshiki (1942-1992) was heralded for meticulously executed paintings and prints in which he dealt with his and his parents’ experiences of the atomic bomb. In later years, based on a critical view of contemporary consumer society, Tonoshiki created dynamic installations using waste and flotsam as materials. Then, just as anticipation was running high for his work, he suddenly died at the age of 50. Looking back on Tonoshiki’s career on the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death, this exhibition attempts to determine his significance in the present day.”
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Stadium
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“Features of the Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium 1. The ground achieves a feeling of openness, excellent ventilation, and a sense of unity with the town through its unique shape. It is particularly open on its north side where the JR station is located; as a result, passengers on the shinkansen (bullet train) and other JR trains are able to enjoy the baseball from their carriage windows. 2. At the rear of the spectator seats on the stadium’s first floor is a wide, stepless concourse (circumference of about 600m, infield of 12m, and outfield of 8m). It enables spectators to watch the action while making a circuit of the baseball stadium. 3. Spectators have a variety of seating choices that provide t”
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Neighborhood
Okonomiyaki Restaurant
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Department Store
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“The biggest department store POKEMON shop is located at 6th floor 百貨店、デパート 6階にポケモンセンターがあります。”
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Shopping Mall
“There is a shopping mall named FujiGran Hiroshima for a 3-minute walk. You can find fresh vegetables, fish and imported cheese, wine, ham on the first floor. The shopping mall may have everything you need. Please enjoy your shopping. ”
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Art Gallery
“広島城の近くに位置する。日本近代美術と印象派を中心としたフランス近代美術のコレクション約400点を所蔵している。特別展も開催している。 It is located to near the Hiroshima castle. It has about 400 items featuring into Japanese modern art and French impressionism modern art. It also has temporary exhibitions, too”
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Store
“I have plenty of interesting «Don Quijote ドン・キホーテ" products for the foreign tourists. It takes only 10 minutes to get there. ”
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