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Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.Make the most of your holiday in Hiroshima Prefecture by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Japan attractions planner.
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Top Hiroshima Prefecture tours
$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide
Duration: 2 hours
$134 BOOK WITH VIATOR 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Hiroshima) 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Hiroshima)
Duration: 8 hours
$141 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Duration: 7 hours
$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR Japanese traditional archery experience Unlimited shooting Hiroshima Japanese traditional archery experience Unlimited shooting Hiroshima
Duration: 1 hour
$72 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima Bar Hopping Food Tour Hiroshima Bar Hopping Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half day - Oku-yuki River Trekking! Half day - Oku-yuki River Trekking!
Duration: 3 hours
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima Peace (Heiwa) Walking Tour at World Heritage Sites Hiroshima Peace (Heiwa) Walking Tour at World Heritage Sites
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$63 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hiroshima in a Nutshell: Morning Bike Adventure Hiroshima in a Nutshell: Morning Bike Adventure
Duration: 3 hours
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