|Above, the torii gate at Miyajima Island's Itsukushima Shrine is near Hiroshima. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Thousands of people are flocking to Hiroshima to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city in August 1945 this week. Besides the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, there are other things to see and do.
Inside Japan Tours has posted an article on the "Top Eight Things To Do In Hiroshima."
They begin it with:
Well-known throughout Japan as being home to some of the country’s warmest – and most passionate – people, Hiroshima gets kind of a bum rap in the outside world. Of course, being the first city in the history of mankind to be destroyed by an atomic bomb is quite a grim legacy. But Hiroshima is so much more than that and is well worth a visit on any trip to Japan. Quietly and consistently voted as one of the most livable cities in the country, Hiroshima is still an under-appreciated destination spot on a first-timer’s Japan bucket list. With the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing coming up this week, visiting any one of these top eight attractions will hopefully change anyone’s outlook on this gem of a city!To read more, go here.