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Hiroshima the city of Peace

August 02, 2015 // : Travellerse // IN: Culture

Hiroshima

Hiroshima the city of Peace


Travellerse | August 02, 2015      Culture 



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Hiroshima


     

Most people know Hiroshima because of the atomic bomb that was dropped on the city in World War II by the Americans. But after World War II, the city is completely rebuilt and it is now a very modern city. Hiroshima has received a great tram network and infrastructure reconstruction. A fun fact is that the Japanese Parliament has named Hiroshima as the "City of Peace". Hiroshima is also a city with beautiful scenery and pleasant temperatures in summer.

Must See

The biggest tourist attraction is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. That is one of the few buildings that survived the atomic bomb and still stands. It is mainly the steel structure and the striking dome that still stands. In addition, it is advisable to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. This is a real 'must visit' if you want to know more about the history of the city and the impact the atomic bomb had. Volunteers (sometimes war veterans) will guide you around the museum. This way you can hear a lot of information and interesting stories about the old days. World War II had a major impact on the city and the people, this is reflected everywhere in memorials. Another amazing tourist attraction is the Itsukushima Shrine (shrine) on the island of Miyajima. This shrine is half under water at high tide and therefore seems to float. 



 

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Sander Jonkheijm
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