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Welcome to Hiroshima

Hiroshima’s origins can be traced to the end of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th century when the area began to prosper, during this time the area was originally divided into two regions, Aki and Bingo.

In 1959, a regional warlord during the Sengoku period, gave Hiroshima its name and built a castle in what is now Hiroshima City. In August 1945, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed instantaneously when an atomic bomb was dropped on the city, near the end of World War 2.

The closest surviving building to the bomb’s detonation was the Atomic Dome, which is now part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The park features a peace pagoda, a children’s peace monument which is a statue dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.

The statue is of a girl who died from radiation from the bomb, she believed that if she folded 1000 paper cranes she would be cured. To this day people from around the world, fold cranes and send them to Hiroshima where they are placed near the statue. Hiroshima was proclaimed a city of peace by the Japanese parliament in 1949.

Hiroshima has plenty of sites and things to explore including; Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, Gardens, Shrines, Museums, the Children’s Peace Monument and Itsukushima (Miyajima Island).

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