Hiroshima (広島) is home to over a million inhabitants. When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a two-kilometer radius.
After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima’s historical heritage, like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.
Travel Time: 1.5 Hours
With JR Rail Pass: ¥32,756 USD per person
Single Supplement: ¥5,459 USD
Without JR Rail Pass: ¥54,593 USD per person
Single Supplement: ¥0 USD
Roundtrip train tickets from Kyoto to Hiroshima (If not using a rail pass, we will pre-purchase the tickets.)
Overnight stay at Daiwa Roynet Hiroshima or similar
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