Hiroshima Sights and Landmarks Guide, Japan
Though during World War II from 1939 to 1945 an atomic bomb killed around 70,000 people and left those who survived with nothing but destruction, it didn’t stop Hiroshima to continue living and to be a survivor.
Now, it is more than mere war, atomic bombs and death that are attached to Hiroshima’s name. With its revival, activities pave way. Everything was renewed and put into place. The area that surrounds it is mountainous. With the trees and everything that envelops the place, as you go with the speed of life in the city, you would have the chance to admire and acknowledge the presence of beauty.
Hiroshima is one great city you can cover with your bicycle accompanying you, for it has so many convenient and beautiful riverside paths. It was created particularly for cyclists and pedestrians. Tourists or locals can rent bicycles as they stroll and explore the beauty of the place at some of those car companies, bicycle shops, and backpacker’s hostel.
You can also touch the grounds of Hiroshima with a few hundred yens using their velo-taxi or a bicycle taxi, most months of the year. Velo-taxi can be eyed in Namiki-dori, a place next to Parco/Alice Garden, or on the island of Miyajima that is next to the ferry terminal. When parking a bicycle you should pay attention. Bikes that are not properly parked in designated parking areas are confiscated and brought to the area that is near Ujina port. But before retrieving your bike, you have to pay a fine.
Strolling around Hiroshima you will find that there are so many museums. There is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art that has this large collectibles of French art of the renaissance era, which was opened to the public in 1978. Than there is the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum since 1968, that is positioned not too far from Shukkei-en gardens, and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art that is located within short distance from Hijiyama Park.
As you go along the streets of Hiroshima, everything is not complete without a glimpse of how they celebrate their festivals. Some of those are the Hiroshima Flower Festival and the very astonishing Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
So why not experience to perceive this yourself? Touch the paves of Hiroshima as you enjoy everything that is ready to be given to you.
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