The Sanyo Shinkansen from Osaka to Fukuoka (Hakata) runs down the coast of Hiroshima prefecture, stopping at all major cities including Hiroshima and Onomichi. Direct Nozomi trains from Tokyo take about four hours to reach Hiroshima and cost ¥18,500 one-way.
Bingo Kokubunji Temple
Human Rights and Peace Museum
Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History
Kannabe Town Historical Folklore Museum
Fukuyama Municipal Zoo
Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum and Peace Park A visit to Hiroshima naturally brings people to the Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum and Peace Park to see the real affects of atomic warfare. Genbaku Dome is the famous symbol of Hiroshima, as it one of the only structures that remained standing after the bomb hit. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hiroshima Castle (広島城, Hiroshima-jō) - The original castle was built in the 1590s however, it did not survive the atomic bomb. The present-day castle is a reconstruction built in 1958. Only a picture was used in the reconstruction of the castle, so it is not exactly the same as the original castle.
Shukkeien Garden (縮景園 Shukkeien) - The garden was originally constructed in 1620 by the daimyo Asano Nagaakira. The gardens suffered extensive damage in the atomic bombing in 1945 however, it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 1951.
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Mitsuki Hachimangu Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine As the most photographed shrine in Japan, Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most beautiful Shinto Shrines in the nation.