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WELCOME TO HIROSHIMA

 

Around Hiroshima are many activities suitable for travellers of any ability, their families and their friends, making this region the perfect destination for people who may require some extra care and assistance with their access requirements.

Hiroshima Prefecture’s population is 2.86 million, and is located in the southwestern part of the Japanese islands. It is rich in the natural beauty of the Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains, with mountains, sea, rivers, valleys, plains, basins that characterize Japan’s landscape.

 HistoryHiroshima’s origins can be traced to the end of the 6th century and beginning of the 7th century when the area began to prosper. At the time, Hiroshima was divided into two regions, Aki and Bingo. Towns prospered along transportation routes through the mountains and on the inland sea. In 1589 Mori Terumoto, 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 with the dropping of the atomic bomb. Neighboring cities also suffered damage as a result of the war. Afterwards, through the ceaseless efforts of Hiroshima citizens, the region made an impressive recovery and is now continuing to develop as a center of government, economics, and culture in the Chugoku-Shikoku Region.

Hiroshima prefecture can be roughly divided to the four areas - Aki Area of South West, Bingo Area of South East, Geihoku Area of North West, and Bihoku Area of North East. Those areas have each local cultures, food cultures, climates and so forth, so visitors can feel each individual attraction.