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The city of Hiroshima has always played an important role in Japan’s history since it was founded in 1598. Back then, Hiroshima was a castle town during Japan’s Sengoku Period. For those who don’t know, the Sengoku Period was Japan’s Feudal Period. This was the era where Shoguns and Samurai vied for control of the Land of the Rising Sun. For many years, Hiroshima was Mori Terumoto’s seat of power. It wasn’t until October 21st, 1600 that Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu would overthrow Mori and put Masanori Fukushima, one of Ieyasu’s supporters, in power. Many other Shoguns settled in Hiroshima until Emperor Meiji ended the age of the Samurai altogether via the Meiji Restoration.
Sadly, much of Hiroshima was destroyed during World War II. On August 6th, 1945, an atomic bomb struck the city, tragically ending the lives of at least 70,000 citizens. It took many years for the city and its citizens to recover from this devastation. Even though much of the city has been rebuilt, the mental, emotional, and spiritual damage incurred by this tragedy aren’t so easily mended. Nevertheless, modern-day Hiroshima is a place of progress and peace. In fact, memes of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji built a Peace Pagoda in 1966. Visiting Hiroshima can be a harrowing experience, but also an insightful one as well.
Ever since it was founded, Hiroshima has always maintained a large population. During the Sengoku Period, entire Samurai clans called the city home. After the Meiji Restoration took place, citizens of all classes moved into the city. Even Emperor Meiji moved into Hiroshima in 1895. These days, Hiroshima is the Capital City of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in Japan’s Chugoku region. As of 2019, there are more than 1,199,391 citizens that live in Hiroshima. About 2 million people visit Hiroshima each year. Guests shouldn’t have to stress about storing their luggage when the city’s busy. Instead, they should use Bounce. We’re a luggage service created to relieve you of your baggage burden. We have multiple luggage storage stations in Hiroshima that guests can use, whether for an hour after work or a day while seeing the sights.
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Food, sports, and the arts are a continuous trend in Hiroshima. Guests will find a myriad of fantastic restaurants, food stands, and pastry shops to dine at. Football, baseball, and racing are also top-rated. We’d be remiss not to shout out the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra or any of the city’s excellent museums and art galleries.
All of the significant events throughout Hiroshima’s history have been immortalized by the city’s museums, memorials, art centers, and religious buildings. Numerous museums explore Hiroshima’s distant past. However, there are just as many that offer insight into its recent history.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum isn’t just a means of commemorating the fallen - it’s also an anti-war symbol and a call for complete and total nuclear disarmament. This museum houses a collection of artifacts that will help visitors understand the horrors and long-lasting effects of war.
Orizuru Tower: Orizuru Tower is another landmark that calls for world peace and nuclear disarmament. Here, visitors can see images of what Hiroshima looked like before and after it was bombed in 1945. Visitors can also find exhibits that discuss the widespread societal benefits of nuclear disarmament.
Miyajima Municipal History and Folklore Museum: Miyajima is a small island located right next to Hiroshima. As its name implies, this museum delves deep into Miyajima’s ancient past. Guests can learn who founded the city and how it has developed over the centuries with even one visit.
Japan, as a whole, is considered one of the world’s most important centers of commerce. To us, it’s no surprise that Hiroshima has a slew of great shopping centers. Guests will find plenty of malls to shop at. However, Hiroshima is also a great place to buy one of a kind souvenirs, bonsai plants, or even a world-class sports car!
ASSE Hiroshima Station Building: If you’re traveling through Hiroshima by bus or train, chances are that you’ll stop by this station anyhow. As it happens, this station is a great place to grab souvenirs and snacks while you’re on the go.
Hiroshima Marina Hop: The Marina Hop is one part shopping mall, and one part amusement park. Visitors can bring their whole family here to have a fun day out. Young children can play at the Marina Hop’s play area before or after Mom and Dad pick up a few souvenirs.
Hiroshima PARCO: Hiroshima’s shopping scene wouldn’t be complete without the PARCO. This massive mall has dozens upon dozens of stores to shop at, as well as a food court. The PARCO also has a very robust collection of cosmetic shops.
Based on the number of sushi lovers and ramen fans around the world, it’s evident that Japanese food is highly popular. Hiroshima is famous for its cuisine. This city is one of the best places in all of Japan to taste authentic, high-quality dishes.
Okonomi-mura: Okonomiyaki is a rare Japanese dish hard to find outside of Japan. That’s because this dish consists of “what you like,” which means that Okonomiyaki has to be specially prepared for each and every person. Okonomi-mura is by far the most popular Okonomiyaki joint in Hiroshima.
Polar Bear: In the mood for something smooth? Need to cool down on a hot day? Polar Bear has got you covered; this cozy gelato shop is the perfect place to get frozen treats and iced tea.
Yakigaki no hayashi: Many people have likely sampled sushi or tempura shrimp at one point or another. However, not many people have tasted Japanese oysters before. Yakigaki no hayashi specializes in serving up oyster dishes. The Jigozen oysters get a lot of praise from frequent visitors.
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The price for luggage storage in Hiroshima is just $5.90/bag for the entire day.
There are multiple locations all around Hiroshima which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle and many other areas.
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Yes. There are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in Hiroshima. Bounce has multiple locations throughout Hiroshima where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 Bounce Gurantee.
The most popular restaurants to visit are Okonomi-mura, Hassei, and Mitchan. Additionally, the highest ranked hotels within Hiroshima are Hotel Century 21 Hiroshima, RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima, and Hiroshima Diamond Hotel.
Hiroshima offers several scenic parks including Ogonzan Ryokuchi Park, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Momijidani Park.
You can find local tourist information at Rest House, Momijidani 0.6km←→Mt. Misen 1.9km, and Momijidani 0.9km←→Mt. Misen 1.6km.
If you're looking for a good museum in Hiroshima, we recommend Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall. If you prefer to be outside, you can give yourself a walking tour and see some of Hiroshima's most popular historical attractions including Atomic Bomb Dome or Itsukushima Shrine and monuments like Atomic Bomb Dome, Children's Peace Monument, or Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall. Lastly, you can enjoy the local ruin of Atomic Bomb Dome, 津和野城, or Former Kagamiyama Castle.