Heading off to Japan? Well, if Hiroshima is one your list of spots to go to, and it definitely should be, then here are the best tourist hot spots that this city has to provide. So read on and make positive to put these at the top of your to do list.
Peace Memorial Park
You are definitely going to end up in the Peace Memorial Park one way or another. This park is huge. You will have about 120,000 square meters to explore. This is also where the Peace Memorial Museum is located. Being made of two buildings, you will get to have a closer look at the history of the city along with the terrible bomb dropping that took place. So just a warning, some of the pieces may be rather disturbing, so if you have the children along, you might want to censor some of portions, or just skip it altogether and keep to the beauty of the park or maybe just head on to the A bomb dome which is actually the ruins of what once was the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.
A great way to really see ancient Japan is to head on down to the Hiroshima Castle. Some folks call this 5 story castle the Carp Castle. Just about everyone may enjoy this spot. There is one main gate to enter and you will even find a shrine on the grounds. Since there is a museum, instead of just mindless wandering, you could actually learn a thing or two about the area.
From the architectural marvels, why not take some time to enjoy some of the Japanese landscape? That is why you really should definitely make some time to visit the Shukkeien Garden. Shukkeien, translated in English is shrunken scenery garden. So get read to see tiny valleys, small mountains, little forests, and the like. So take your time and take a slow relaxing stroll while enjoying the scenery.
Anyone who loves a car will certainly love this spot. This factory that in fact doubles as a museum is located right where the company was founded- Hiroshima. If you are a real car enthusiast, then you will definitely enjoy the 90 minute tour. You should really know that if you want to get in, you will have to make an appointment in advance.
If you are looking to go shopping or if you want to sit down and have a bite, then you really should definitely go to Hiroshima Downtown. This city is alive from day to night as you will find pubs, bars, clubs, and other forms of evening entertainment.
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July 04 2012 09:15 pm | Destinations