Things to Do in Hiroshima

Sightseeing in Hiroshima

STAY

Hiroshima – the City of Peace and Nature

Hiroshima is full of attractions, including the two World Heritage Sites, and various local gourmet such as okonomiyaki and oysters. There are many museums and popular restaurants near the hotel where you can fully experience the history and food culture of Hiroshima.

How to Spend Your First Day

DAY.1

AM10:00

Arrive at Fukuromachi Station!

Start your journey through Hiroshima! Leave your luggage at the hotel

Once you leave the South exit of JR Hiroshima station, take the tram located in front of the exit, and get off at “Fukuromachi”. Our hotel is located 3min by walk from the stop. Leave your luggage at the hotel first for a carefree start to your trip.

AM10:30

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Learn the history, and contemplate about the future of world peace in the city that connects us all

A peace memorial park dedicated to the lives lost to the atomic bomb. Inside the park, you will find the famous World Heritage Site “A-Bomb Dome” and the “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum” which exhibits the horrors of the event. As well as many other monuments celebrating peace.

Information

Address
1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi or Otemachi 1-10
TEL
082-247-6738(Hiroshima Tourist Information Office)
Distance from hotel
Approx. 10min by walk

PM12:00

“Henkutsuya” Peace Memorial Park (South branch)

Taste the traditional local cuisine of Hiroshima!

“Okonomiyaki”(savory pancake) restaurant loved by many locals. Enjoy the chewy texture of the noodles which makes this particular okonomiyaki unique to Hiroshima. Perfect with sauce, and glass of beer. Their specialty fried squid okonomiyaki is highly recommended.

Information

Address
3-3-5 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-249-7022
Distance from hotel
Approx. 7min by walk

PM1:30

Shukkei-en Garden

Popular garden where you can enjoy each of the four seasons of Japan

Shukkei-en was constructed in 1620, the year after Asano Nagaakira was made Daimyō (feudal lord) of Hiroshima. The garden is said to mimic the the scenic areas of West Lake, China. Although the garden was virtually destroyed by the atomic bomb, the “Seifukan” and “Meigetsutei” tea houses have now been restored.

Information

Address
2-11, Kaminoboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-221-3620
Distance from hotel
Approx. 10min by car

PM2:30

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Enjoy a collection beautiful art in the heart of the city

The museum exhibits artwork related to Hiroshima prefecture, Japanese and Asian arts and craft, as well as other displays concentrating on work created in the 1920’s and 30’s. The museum has over 5000 pieces in its collection. With the Shukkei-en Garden right next door, it is also a place of relaxation where you will find galleries and libraries. We highly recommend enjoying the view of the garden while unwinding in the cafes and restaurants.

Information

Address
2-22, Kaminoboricho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-221-6246
Distance from hotel
Approx. 10min by car

PM4:00

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine

A sacred place in Hiroshima

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine began with the construction of the “Mikureisha Shrine” which was built to mourn the Hiroshima-Han victims of the Boshin War. The shrine was rebuilt in 1964 after it was destroyed by the atomic bomb. It is also famous for being the place where fans of Hiroshima Toyo Carp (local baseball team) come to pray for their winning every year.

Information

Address
21-2, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-221-5590
Distance from hotel
approx. 10min by car

PM5:00

Check-in

Welcome to Hotel Hokke Club Hiroshima!

PM6:00

Oyster Hut “Toyomarusuisasn”

All you can eat fresh oysters!

Enjoy a variety of oyster dishes including all-you-can-eat grilled oysters, steamed oysters, fried oysters, and even oyster hotpots. In addition, the restaurant also serves a selection of fresh seafood dishes.

Information

Address
7-24 Manyoshi Bldg. 2F, Hon-dori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-543-5861
Distance from hotel
Approx. 5min by walk

PM7:30

Hiroshima Castle

A breathtaking light up!

Built in 1589 by the powerful feudal lord Mori Terumoto. It is one of the three biggest castles built in Japan. The castle was completely destroyed by the atomic bomb, and has been restored and turned into a historical museum. Although the castle is not open at night, the outside is beautifully lit up.

Information

Address
21-1, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-221-7512
Distance from hotel
Approx. 10min by car

Relax Inside the Hotel

AT HOTEL

PM8:30

Baths

Relax inside our large public bath

Unwind and stretch your legs in a large bath, and heal yourself from a long day’s fatigue. There is no better feeling than relaxing inside a nice, warm bath!

Information

Hours
Mens Bath(9 taps)
Night 16:00~24:00 / Morning 6:00~9:00 Womens Bath(8 taps)
Night 16:00~24:00 / Morning 6:00~9:00

SLEEP TIME

Have a rest

Get ready to enjoy your second day!

How to Spend Your Second Day

DAY.2

AM7:30

Hiroshima Central Park Area

Enjoy a refreshing morning walk or jog

Inside the park you will find plenty of greenery, and even cherry blossoms during the Spring. Perfect for a quiet jog. Spend a refreshing morning while enjoying the view of Hiroshima Castle

Information

Address
15, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi (Central Park)
TEL
082-228-0811 (Hiroshima City Flora and Fauna Association)
Distance from hotel
Approx. 20min by walk

AM8:30

Breakfast

Return to the hotel for breakfast!

Enjoy our breakfast buffet inside our restaurant “Lotus”! We have a large menu which includes local cuisine and popular dishes. Enjoy the start to your day with a lavish breakfast!

Information

Address
Restaurant “Lotus”
Price
1,430 yen
Hours
6:30~10:00
(Last entry 9:30)

AM10:00

Check-out

Leave the hotel and continue to explore Hiroshima!

AM10:30

“Nishikido” Heiwa Odori (Tanakamachi branch)

Perfect place for a souvenir!

Nishikido is a specialty store for momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped steamed buns). In addition to the classic “raw momiji bun”, you will find a variety of different buns, including ones with the Japanese anime character “Doraemon”.

Information

Address
5-11, Tanakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-545-7373
Distance from hotel
Approx. 15min by walk

AM11:00

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Focusing on innovative art and beautiful architecture!

The museum is located inside a lush park surrounded by cherry blossoms. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, and blends various cultures and materials inside its architecture. The museum exhibits both domestic and international history of modern art after the Second World War.

Information

Address
1-1, Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi
TEL
082-264-1121
Distance from hotel
Approx. 8min by car

SIGHTSEEING

“Henkutsuya” Peace Memorial Park (South branch)

“Okonomiyaki”(savory pancake) restaurant loved by many locals. Enjoy the chewy texture of the noodles which makes this particular okonomiyaki unique to Hiroshima. Perfect with sauce, and glass of beer. Their specialty fried squid okonomiyaki is highly recommended.

■Approx. 7min walk from hotel

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

A peace memorial park dedicated to the lives lost to the atomic bomb. Inside the park, you will find the famous World Heritage Site “A-Bomb Dome” and the “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum” which exhibits the horrors of the event. As well as many other monuments celebrating peace.

■Approx. 10min walk from hotel

“Nishikido” Heiwa Odori (Tanakamachi branch)

Nishikido is a specialty store for momiji manju (maple leaf-shaped steamed buns). In addition to the classic “raw momiji bun”, you will find a variety of different buns, including ones with the Japanese anime character “Doraemon”.

■Approx. 15min walk from hotel

Hiroshima Museum of Art

Established in 1978 by Hiroshima Bank in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of its foundation. 80 works of Modern European paintings such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso are displayed in the museum. In addition, the museum holds several exhibitions a year displaying Japanese films and paintings.

■Approx. 13min walk from hotel

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

The museum is located inside a lush park surrounded by cherry blossoms. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, and blends various cultures and materials inside its architecture. The museum exhibits both domestic and international history of modern art after the Second World War.

■Approx. 8min by car from hotel

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

The museum exhibits artwork related to Hiroshima prefecture, Japanese and Asian arts and craft, as well as other displays concentrating on work created in the 1920’s and 30’s. The museum has over 5000 pieces in its collection. With the Shukkei-en Garden right next door, it is also a place of relaxation where you will find galleries and libraries. We highly recommend enjoying the view of the garden while unwinding in the cafes and restaurants.

■Approx. 10min by car from hotel

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine began with the construction of the “Mikureisha Shrine” which was built to mourn the Hiroshima-Han victims of the Boshin War. The shrine was rebuilt in 1964 after it was destroyed by the atomic bomb. It is also famous for being the place where fans of Hiroshima Toyo Carp (local baseball team) come to pray for their winning every year.

■Approx. 10min by car from hotel

Shukkei-en Garden

Shukkei-en was constructed in 1620, the year after Asano Nagaakira was made Daimyō (feudal lord) of Hiroshima. The garden is said to mimic the the scenic areas of West Lake, China. Although the garden was virtually destroyed by the atomic bomb, the “Seifukan” and “Meigetsutei” tea houses have now been restored.

■Approx. 10min by car from hotel

MAZDA Museum

Inside the museum you will find a display of different cars, from nostalgic cars to cars currently on the market. The museum is located on the premises of Mazda, where you can even visit the manufacturing site. Reservation is necessary for the tour.

■Approximately 30 minutes by public bus from hotel
※If you are not traveling by private bus, please use public transportation