Hiroshima

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For many visitors to Hiroshima, the startling first impressions of this historically tarnished city are far from expectations, linked to the tragic history of this now blooming centre. It cannot be forgotten that Hiroshima is famous for one moment in history: On 6 August 1945 it became the first target of an atomic bomb. However fast forward to the current day and Hiroshima has not only risen phoenix-like from the ashes, but has rebuilt itself as one of Japan's most laid back, vibrant cities full of wide boulevards, great food and friendly, welcoming people.Naturally some visitors to Hiroshima may have some hesitations about what to expect, what questions to ask and the sensitivities of the subject of the A-bomb. However Hiroshima's residents, many of whose families lived through the event in 1945, are united in the quest to ensure that such a tragic event never happens again. Around the Peace Park it is not uncommon for a friendly local to strike up a conversation, and if the topic arises, feel free to continue it as you consider appropriate. Miyajima Island is a small wooded island located in the Inland Sea. Here can be found perhaps Japan's most photographed site - The Floating Torii Gate. Designated as one of Japan's '3 Most Beautiful Views', the shrine it belongs to dates back to the 6th century and is designed in a pier like structure. 


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Explore the rarely visited Ryukyu Islands, as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong, accompanied by an award-winning expedition team on L’Austral. Find out more

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Classic Japan 2016

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture on this 10 night journey where you'll experience religious rituals, sample Kyoto's cuisine and learn the art of Zen... Find out more

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Classic Japan

Nights: 11 | from £5,100pp

Journey through the heart of Japan, mixing its pulsating cit-ies with its ancient temples, age-old traditions, sacred is-lands, sake breweries, 20th-century... Find out more

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Sushi and Sashimi

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Food, culture and history are intertwined in this unique destination: not for nothing has Washoku – traditional Japanese cuisine – been inscribed on UNESCO’s... Find out more

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Okinawa Beach Break

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For an extraordinary beach getaway, journey to the powdery white sands and azure waters of Okinawa, home to some of the world’s most beautiful marine... Find out more

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Iwaso Miyajima

Rooms are in the traditional Japanese style, emphasising clean lines and a sense of space. There tend to be few furnishings and soft Japanese futon mattresses... Find out more

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Sheraton Hiroshima

The Sheraton sits behind Hiroshima station with good access for onwards travel and also for the city tram lines. The hotel offers 238 guest rooms including... Find out more

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Best time to be there

Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.

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Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)

flying time

12 hours 30 minutes from London

time difference

GMT +9 hours

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Not required for UK passport holders

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