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Where to stay in Hiroshima, Japan

Although Hiroshima can be visited as a day trip from, for instance, Kyoto or Osaka, it’s worth spending a night or two here to fully explore the city and its surroundings. Our guide on where to stay in Hiroshima is filled with all the little hotel gems that we have discovered over the years coming here. Read on to learn what we think are the best hotels and areas to stay in Hiroshima and why.

Last updated Oct 5, 2022 2 Comments

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Guide to Miyajima Ropeway Mount Misen

A Journey To The Sacred Mount Misen – Miyajima Ropeway

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 29, 2021

The sacred mountain Mount Misen on Miyajima Island is an excellent day-trip from Hiroshima. No matter whether you choose to take the Miyajima Ropeway or walk up to the mountain top, the amazing view, fantastic landscape, and beautiful temples are well worth the trip!

Guide to Miyajima Island Japan

What To Do In Miyajima – A 1-Day Miyajima Itinerary

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 29, 2021

Miyajima is a small island outside of Hiroshima. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and one of Japan’s most visited tourist attractions. It`s number one attraction is the red shrine gate of Itsukushima-jinja which is standing out in the sea. It is often photographed, and you will see pictures and posters of it all over Japan. The scene of the “floating shrine gate” is ranked as one of the three best views in Japan!

Peace Memorial Ceremony Hiroshima Japan

10 000 Lanterns At The Peace Memorial Ceremony – Hiroshima Japan

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 29, 2021

We had even before we went to Japan decided that Hiroshima would be on our itinerary on our Japan journey. It is a city which name is famous all over the world because of it`s sad history.

When we found out that we would actually be in Japan on the anniversary of the atomic bombing, the Peace Memorial Ceremony, we decided to schedule it in so that we would be in Hiroshima on that exact date. And we did not regret it!