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[Hiroshima ]Recommended by local residents! A model course for sightseeing in Hiroshima!

[Hiroshima ]Recommended by local residents! A model course for sightseeing in Hiroshima!

2022-07-20 Management office

Hiroshima Prefecture, the center of the Chugoku-Shikoku region, is home to numerous tourist attractions such as rich nature, beautiful islands in the Seto Inland Sea, and World Heritage sites such as the Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima. During the Golden Week vacations and long vacations, the area is crowded with tourists from both Japan and abroad. With so many attractive sightseeing spots, some people may wonder where to go and how to get around. In this issue, we will introduce a standard sightseeing model course in Hiroshima Prefecture.
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Miyajima/Hiroshima City

The first model course introduced here allows you to visit both Miyajima and the Atomic Bomb Dome, both World Heritage sites in Hiroshima.

Access to Miyajima

 There are two ways to get to Miyajima-guchi from Hiroshima Station: JR or streetcar. By streetcar, take the tram bound for Miyajima-guchi from the tram stop at the south exit of Hiroshima Station.

anago-meshiue-no Ueno (sushi wrapped in fried egg)

The best place to eat on Miyajima is Anago-meshi at "Anago-meshi Ueno's ". Founded in 1901, it is a long-established restaurant that has been in business for over 100 years. It is located just before the ferry and is popular even on weekdays when there is a long line of people waiting in line. It is also available for take-out, so it is recommended to buy anago meshi and eat it on Miyajima.

We are particular about the ingredients and cook conger eel that has passed through our chef's strict screening process. The fluffy conger eel marinated in the secret sauce that has been passed down for many years is exquisite. The rice is cooked in a broth made from conger eel bones and ara, and the combination of the soy sauce-based rice and the sweetly seasoned conger eel is exquisite.

[Store Locations
Store Name:Anago Meshi Ue
Address: 1-5-11 Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access: JR Sanyo Main Line "Miyajima-guchi "3 min. walk from the station
Phone number: 0829-56-0006
Hours: [Meals ]10:00-19:00 (Wednesday 18:00)
[Lunchbox delivery ]9:00-19:00 (Wednesday 18:00)
Regular holiday: No mid-year break
Official Website:https://www.anagomeshi.com/

Worship at the World Heritage Site "Itsukushima Shrine "

"Itsukushima Shrine "was built in 593, and in 1146, Taira no Kiyomori gave the shrine its present temple-style appearance. "Along with Matsushima in Miyagi and Amanohashidate in Kyoto, it is known as one of Japan's three most scenic spots "and was registered as a World Heritage site in 1996.
When you visit Miyajima, you should visit the main shrine floating on the sea. The atmosphere changes with the tide, and you can see many different faces.

Facility Information
Name of shop:Ishima Shrine
Address: 1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access: 3 minutes by car or 7 minutes on foot from Miyajima Pier
Phone number: 0829-44-2020 (9:00~16:00)
Hours of operation: 6:30 - 18:00 (subject to seasonal variations)
Admission: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for high school students, 100 yen for small and medium-sized students
Home Page : http://www.itsukushimajinja.jp/index.html

Even on a rainy day! "Miyajima Aquarium "

Sometimes the weather is not so good for sightseeing in Hiroshima. Even on such days, Miyajima has an aquarium for your enjoyment!

More than 13,000 creatures of 350 species can be seen, and both adults and children will get a kick out of it. In the marine animal area, you will find penguins, sea lions, seals, otters, and other aquarium favorites. Sea lion shows are also held, so if you are interested, try to go during the show time.

Facility Name: Miyajima Aquarium, Miyajima Marine
Address: 10-3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima 739-0534
Phone number: 0829-44-2010
Access: 5 min. walk from Itsukushima Shrine exit
Admission: General admission: 1,420 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 710 yen, infants: 400 yen
Hours: 9:00~17:00 (last admission 16:00)
Home Page:http://www.miyajima-aqua.jp/

Return to the city center to "Atomic Bomb Dome "

After returning to the city center from Miyajima by JR or tram, you can start sightseeing at the second World Heritage Site, "Atomic Bomb Dome ". Registered as a World Heritage Site in 1996 as an architectural reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons, the dome is a symbol of the importance of peace to the world.

Although this place is now a peaceful place, crowded with tourists from all over the world, many people have lost their lives. To be honest, some of you may find it hard to imagine. ""The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ", located in the same Peace Memorial Park as the Atomic Bomb Dome ", exhibits artifacts left behind by A-bomb survivors, as well as photographs and paintings depicting the horror of the atomic bombing. Visitors can learn about the atomic bombing and peace.

Name: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 730-0811
Phone number: 082-241-4004
Access: 5 min. walk from Itsukushima Shrine exit
Admission: 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for high school students, free for junior high school students and younger
Opening hours: [March-July, September-November ]8:30-18:00 [August ]8:30-19:00 (Closed at 20:00 on August 5 and 6)
[December-February ]8:30-17:00
Closed: December 30 and 31
Parking: None
Home Page:https://hpmmuseum.jp/

Dinner was okonomiyaki!

Okonomiyaki is a must when you come to Hiroshima! There are many okonomiyaki restaurants in the center of Hiroshima City. If you are having trouble deciding where to go, I recommend "Okonomimura ". It is a building that contains about 25 okonomiyaki restaurants, and all of them cook on the iron plate in front of you.

The okonomiyaki is made right in front of your eyes, giving you a real sense of presence and allowing you to enjoy the waiting time. The hot okonomiyaki is superb, and the drinks go down a treat. We recommend this restaurant because you can enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere, and all the restaurants are very tasty.

Facility Information
Name: Okonomimura
Address: 5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access: 10 min. on the Hiroshima Electric Railway for Ujina, Enami, Nishi-Hiroshima, Miyajima "Hatchobori "stop, 3 min. walk
Phone number: 082-241-2210
Business hours: 11:00-22:00
Regular day off: irregular
Home Page : http://www.okonomimura.jp/index.html

building on a hillside in the precincts of a shrine or temple (esp. a pagoda finial)

Onomichi is surrounded by retro townscape and the calm Seto Inland Sea. It has been the location of many movies and stage performances, and is full of attractions. It takes about one hour from Hiroshima Station by Shinkansen bullet train and two hours by local train.

Overlooking Onomichi "Senkoji Temple "

"Senkoji Temple "is located on a small mountain north of Onomichi Station, offering a panoramic view of the city of Onomichi, Onomichi Port, Mukojima and other islands. There is a ropeway from the city center to Senkoji Park, which takes about 3 minutes from the base station to the summit station for 500 yen round trip. Of course, you can also walk up the mountain. It is recommended to take the ropeway on the way to the top and walk down while enjoying the atmosphere of Onomichi on the way back.

If you choose to walk, the path is a series of gentle slopes and stairs, and takes about 30 minutes. It is also called "Cat's Narrow Path," and you may encounter cats as you stroll along.

Senko-ji Temple also has a tea ceremony room where visitors can enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets while taking in the spectacular view.

Facility Information
Store name: Chikouji
Address: 19-1 Nishidodo-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima 722-0032
Access:3 min. by bus from JR Onomichi Stn. → "Nagae-guchi "get off→3 min. by Senkojiyama Ropeway
Phone number: 0848-38-9184
Hours of operation: 24-hour admission
Home Page : https://www.senkouji.jp/


A five-minute walk from Onomichi Station is a fashionable building on the seaside. It is a complex facility with a hotel, cafes, and select stores, and is popular as a new landmark in Onomichi.

"HOTEL CYCLE "is a perfect hotel for cyclists, as you can check in while riding your bike and there is bike storage in the room. Onomichi is the beginning of the "Shimanami Kaido "that connects Honshu and Shikoku, so many cyclists stay there.

It's a cyclist's dream come true, as there is also a specialty store for the bicycle brand "GIANT ".

Not only is the bakery popular with tourists, but also with locals. "Butti BAKERY "uses natural yeast "Levain variety "and offers a lineup of freshly baked bread. They incorporate many local ingredients, such as bread made with lemons, for which the Setouchi area is famous. It is recommended when you are hungry or as a souvenir.

Facility Information
Facility name:ONOMICHI U2
Address: 5-11 Nishi-Gosho-cho, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access: 5 min. walk from Onomichi Station on the JR Sanin Honsen Line
Telephone number: [Hotel] 0848-21-0550
[Restaurant & Bar] 0848-21-0563
[Store] 0848-21-0564
Official HP: https://onomichi-u2.com/ Official HP
Business hours: [Restaurant] 7:00-10:00 for breakfast (LO 9:30), 11:30-15:00 for lunch (LO 14:30), 15:00-16:30 for tea time (LO 16:00), 17:30-21:30 for dinner (LO 21:00)
Closed: Open every day
Rates: [Hotel] Deluxe twin 22,000 yen~/room, Standard twin 17,000 yen~/room
Parking: No parking. Paid parking available nearby (Onomichi Station Port Parking Lot: 1 hour free for purchases over 2,000 yen, 2 hours free for purchases over 5,000 yen)


In this issue, we have introduced two model courses for sightseeing in Hiroshima: the first is a model course in Hiroshima City that takes you to World Heritage sites, and the second is Onomichi, where you can spend a relaxing time. Both of these places are not to be missed when sightseeing in Hiroshima, so please make plans with your friends, family, or loved ones. There are many attractive sightseeing spots in Hiroshima, so please visit various places.

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