Discover Hiroshima: Special Hotel Selection

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Discover Hiroshima:
A Precious Heritage

Discover Hiroshima: A Precious Heritage

  • Map of Hiroshima

    Discover Hiroshima with Rakuten Travel's special selection of hotels in Hiroshima City, Onomichi, and Miyajima. We have chosen these hotels for you based on their proximity to points of interest in Hiroshima prefecture, such as Hiroshima Castle and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima city, Shimanami Kaido, the cycling road that takes you through the sea starting from Onomichi, and Itsukushima Shrine, one of the "Three Views of Japan". Learn more about Hiroshima's precious heritage below and enjoy your stay at one of our featured hotels.

Discover Hiroshima City

The settlement which would become the city of Hiroshima was first founded in the late 16th-century by a powerful warlord. Today, Hiroshima is the biggest city in the Chugoku region with a thriving population. Although famed for its gourmet specialties such as okonomiyaki as well as its convenient access to a variety of places of interest nearby, Hiroshima City is perhaps best known as the first place to suffer near total devastation due to atomic bombing, occurring on August 6, 1945--a day remembered annually during the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, site of the A-Bomb Dome, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list, often ranks at number one for places to visit in Japan, with over a million people stopping by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum each year--to learn about Hiroshima's tragic history but also to renew hopes for world peace.

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial

    Located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, these skeletal ruins will forever remain a poignant reminder of the horrors of nuclear war. The A-Bomb Dome is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Hiroshima Castle

    Hiroshima Castle

    Although the original complex was built in the late 16th century, it did not survive the atomic bombing. This reconstruction now provides a link to Hiroshima's older history as a museum.

  • Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki

    A savory pancake-like dish prepared the special Hiroshima way with plenty of cabbage and noodles, along with a variety of other toppings to choose from.

  • Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium

    Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium

    Many baseball aficionados can be found in Hiroshima at this stadium built in 2009, cheering for the home-town heroes, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

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Discover Onomichi

Although at a first unsuspecting glance Onomichi may seem like just a small town by the sea, this cozy and prosperous locale is bestowed with a unique charm, exemplified in its narrow streets leading up and down slopes past an array of beautifully-preserved buildings hearking back to much older times. Onomichi is home to many historic temples that are conveniently located on the easily-traversed "Temple Walk". In addition, Onomichi is well-known for its literature link, having been either home or inspiration to many famous Japanese authors. Cyclists also know Onomichi as the starting pointof a highly-regarded cycling route that stretches from bridge to bridge through multiple islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

  • Senkoji

    Senkoji

    Onomichi boasts many temples, 25 of which are connected via a pleasant walking trail, including the historic Senkoji Temple. First built in the 9th century, the temple is situated on top of hill, offering splendid views of the Seto Inland Sea.

  • Shimanami Kaido

    Shimanami Kaido

    A 70 km-long cycling route starting in Onomichi that tours through various islands from bridge to bridge in the Seto Inland Sea. Rental bicycles are available for those looking for a breathtakingly scenic adventure.

  • Old Town Charm

    Old Town Charm

    Onomichi was spared from the air raids of the Pacific War. As a result, much traditional architecture remains, allowing Onomichi to retain the charm of bygone eras not easily found in other areas.

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Discover Miyajima

Miyajima is a small island easily accessible from Hiroshima City. While it is perhaps best known as the location of the giant floating torii gate, a sight immortalized as one the the "Three Views of Japan", Miyajima is also a haven for avid hikers seeking tranquility on one of its three trails leading to the peak of Mt. Misen. There is plenty of nature and fresh air to be enjoyed, not to mention fantastic views of the Seto Inland Sea. In addition to structures of religious significance such as the legendary Daisho-in temple and a multitude of shrines, Momijidani Park, with its famous maple trees, is another Miyajima highlight. Wild deer have roamed the vicinity since ancient times, lending to the island's mystique.

  • Itsukushima Shrine

    Itsukushima Shrine

    Its iconic red torii appears to float on the water at high-tide. A Shinto shrine with a long and significant history, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Momiji Manju

    Momiji Manju

    Little cakes filled with sweet red bean paste in the shape of maple leaves, a local specialty of Momijidani Park, where maple trees can be admired.

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Stay in Hiroshima City


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Stay in Onomichi


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Stay in Miyajima


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*Prices listed above are per person per night based on double occupancy and reflect the lowest available room rates as of July 28th, 2014. Prices may vary at the time of booking.