Hiroshima City Centre

Hiroshima
Hiroshima City Centre

Memorials to the World War II atomic bomb tragedies dominate this downtown district. Visit pretty parks, tour a castle and shrines, and sample okonomiyaki pancakes.

Visit Hiroshima City Centre to experience a captivating combination of bomb-damaged relics, beautiful green spaces, glitzy skyscrapers and neon-lit entertainment zones. Pause for thought at monuments and museums commemorating the devastating bombings of August 1945. Relax in elegant gardens, feast on local delicacies and browse excellent art exhibitions.

The Gates of Peace lead to Hiroshima’s sobering Peace Memorial Park. Sights such as the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims and Children’s Peace Monument honor the fallen soldiers and bystanders. Learn about the event and its aftermath via exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Across the Motoyasu River is the ruined shell of the Atomic Bomb Dome.

A visit to the reconstructed 16th-century Hiroshima Castle offers a journey revealing Japanese feudal history and Samurai traditions. Within the complex, the Shinto Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is a popular venue for Japanese New Year celebrations. See more Shinto culture at the Shirakami Shrine.

Head to the Kamiyacho area for contemporary fashion and kimono stores, cocktail bars, izakaya pubs and sushi joints. Hiroshima Hondori Street is a great place to try savory okonomiyaki pancakes. Find brand-name outlets and lifestyle shops at Sunmall. Sake bars and karaoke rooms attract a lively crowd to Nagarekawa. Pursue masterpieces by regional artists at Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art.

Follow locals to Central Park, home to cherry blossom-shaded pathways, a children’s playground and outdoor swimming pool. Nearby is the Hiroshima Children’s Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Fukuromachi Park is another notable location for admiring cherry blossoms. The bridges, ponds, teahouses and landscape gardens of Shukkeien are a delight for the senses.

Hiroshima City Centre is a quick tram ride or 30-minute walk from Hiroshima Station. Travel between the sights by tram and the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus, which stops at eight major attractions. Alternatively, get active by using the city’s paid bike-sharing system.


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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-0051
The price is HK$245 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 coffee shops/cafes and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (341 reviews)
"Location is great!"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

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APA Hotel Hiroshima Station Ohashi
APA Hotel Hiroshima Station Ohashi
3 out of 5
2-26, Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 732-0828
The price is HK$286 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, hot springs on site and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2022

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken, 730-0011
The price is HK$459 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,449 reviews)
"This is a large hotel. It was very busy on the weekend for breakfast. The staff was incredibly friendly. The property shows some signs of age; however, our room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was nicely appointed, with one of the best shower heads I have ever experienced! The hotel is located ..."

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2022

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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hiroshima
3 out of 5
5-2 Enkobashicho, Minami, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 732-0823
The price is HK$328 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (81 reviews)
"Clean and good location."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

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Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
3 out of 5
13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-0016
The price is HK$272 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (776 reviews)
"It’s clean, but no space for breakfast."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

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Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
1-5 Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken, 732-0822
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$510 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Hiroshima. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (970 reviews)
"Excellent hotel and very convenient to Hiroshima downtown."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2022

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