Place to visit in Japan
Hi, we have lived in Hiroshima for more than 30 years. Hiroshima is a city full of nature with many rivers running through it. Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, is one of Japan’s representative tourist spots and many interesting spots. Our family loves traveling and camping. We will introduce the places we visited.
Wakunaga Garden (Hiroshima)
A pharmaceutical company "Wakunaga" created beautiful gardern.
The walkway inside the garden is 148,000 square meters which leads through more than 60,000 trees and more than 400 variety of roses.
Many people visit the garden to view the beautiful seasonal flowers every year.
Surprisingly, there is no charge for admission.
Nukui Dam (Hiroshima)
It takes 1 hour by car from downtown.The huge dam is worth seeing.
We also enjoyed walking inside the dam.
There is a park for children nearby.
You can enjoy fire fly's light on June around the dam.
Osaki Shimojima Island (Hiroshima)
Osaki Shimojima is a island with a population of about 3,000.
The area is famous for oranges. You can see many small orange market in the island.
The island is small, however there are some interesting things in the area.
Huge jungle gym, old street, calm seas and delitious food...
Especially, the local fish is very delitious!
Okunoshima is well known as "Rabbit Island" which is located in the Inland Sea of Japan between Hiroshima and Shikoku.
It takes about one hour ride from Hiroshima station and you get on a ferry for 20 min.
During war, it was a chemical warfare production site.
Today, over 700 rabbits that roam freely and it is rabbit's paradise.
This rabbit island is very popular and family visiter enjoy playing with rabbits.
There is a hotel with hot spring bath, restaurant, pool (in summer), tennis court, cycle and walking path.
From the top of the island, you can enjoy the beautiful Seto inland sea views.
If you plan to visit Hiroshima for long time, why don窶冲 you visit this "rabbit island".
We recommend to go there early hour, so it is not crowded at ferry.
It is only one hour by Shinkansen from Hiroshima station to Onomichi station.
This Onomichi port town is a great spot for a short trip where you can enjoy both mountain and seaside.
You will enjoy walking in traditional town scape and the atmosphere, such as stores, houses, and temple.
Senkouji Park (Onomichi / Hiroshima)
After getting off at Onomichi station, you can catch cable car to Senkouji Kouen to a top of a mountain to see the great view of Seto Inland sea.
On the way back to Onomichi station, we recommend to walk instead of a cable car.
This mountain is known about "cat". You will see lots of cats on the way back.
Let's see how many cats you will meet. Can you find cats in flower garden???