Hiroshima is a port city in southwestern Japan. The city gained notoriety by the atomic bombardment on August 6, 1945, which cost the lives of thousands of people and destroyed the city almost completely. A few days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, with similar catastrophic consequences for the city and its inhabitants, leading to the immediate surrender of the Japanese in World War II.
Today, Hiroshima is a modern and vibrant city. Great efforts were made to rebuild the city. Thus, historical monuments such as the castle and the Shukkeien Garden were rebuilt. Apart from that, of course, the visit to the Peace Park and the Peace Museum is an absolute must. With 120,000 square meters, the park is huge and houses well-known monuments such as the ‘A-Bomb Dome‘, the Peace Flame and the Children’s Peace Monument.