A name known by everyone due to its famous and tragic history, the modern day Hiroshima is a vibrant modern city that somehow maintains a laid back feel. On a weekend trip from Takamatsu we spent the first day aimlessly wandering the streets of Hiroshima’s centre and we were never far away from excellent food, shops and entertainment. The city has a really friendly feel that instantly makes you feel relaxed and at ease whilst traveling there.
When you’re ready to snap out of the easy life and get back onto the tourist trail then you’ll find the trams, buses and trains are simple to navigate. First on the list for a lot of people is Peace Park, where you will find the unmissable Peace Memorial Museum and the remaining Dome Building.
The museum is difficult to put into words. I went in with confidence that my own knowledge was up to scratch and that perhaps the whole trip would be like a review of what I’d learnt in high school. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The museum is one of the best that I’ve ever visited with expertly translated Japanese into English, very detailed information and a lot of artifacts to examine. Although it’s not an easy or cheerful experience in the museum, this is one of those places where you come out the other side assured that you’ve just experienced something important and something that will stay with you for time to come.
If you’re in need of a boost or something to cheer you up after this experience then luckily for you there is help at hand just an hour or so away. You can check out what to do with my Miyajima snapshot here.