Hiroshima Japan – Tips For Travellers Podcast #232

Hiroshima Japan

In this episode Gary Bembridge of TipsForTravellers.com, provides a historical overview, need-to-know facts as well as inspiration, advice and tips for visiting Hiroshima in Japan. The city is best known as the city that the first atomic bomb was dropped on by the United States at 8:15 on 6 August 1945. While this is a focus for tourists visiting there is much more to see in this pretty city.

 

The podcast covers the following must-see and must-do sights:

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, including the damaged Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (closest surviving building to the epicentre) known as the “Atomic Dome” and Museum.
  • Hiroshima-jo Castle.
  • Museums including:
    • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (1968)
    • Hiroshima Museum of Art opened (1978)
    • Hiroshima City Museum of Modern Art (1989)
    • Mazda Museum
    • Hiroshima City Transport Museum
    • JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force) Kure Museum
    • The Kure Maritime Museum (The Yamato Museum)
  • Shukkei-en Gardens.
  • Miyajima.
  • Bullet train to Kintai Bridge at Shin Iwakuni.

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This episode is supported by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (USA listeners) (UK listeners)

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Hiroshima Japan

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 2 million video views per month.

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