An endless historical treasure trove connected by the maritime Silk Road
The colours of spring flowers, the deep azure of summer, autumnal harvests and fluffy snow in the winter— the land of Hiroshima, a city dedicated to peace.
Now with SilkAir's direct flight to Hiroshima weekly, it has never been easier to hop on a plane and head to your next adventure in this culturally-rich Japanese city. Whether you're viewing the autumn leaves in Miyajima or dining on the region's delicious oysters, there is a trove of unforgettable experiences waiting for you.
Credit: Hiroshima Prefecture
2. Peace Memorial Park (Atomic Bomb Dome) 平和記念公園（原爆ドーム)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site has long been an international symbol for the abolishment of nuclear weapons and emphasises the importance of perpetual peace around the world. These ruins, caused by the nuclear bombings of World War Two, were thus preserved as a peace monument.
For the history lover, Hiroshima is full of heritage sites and museums, owing to the city’s development as a military centre during the Meiji era and it being the first city in the world to have a nuclear bomb dropped on it during World War Two.
Notable historical locations not to be missed include the Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima Castle and the Hiroshima Orizuru Tower— from where you can get a bird’s eye view of Hiroshima City, two of Hiroshima’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and even a glimpse of Mt Misen on a clear day!
Those spots are located in the centre of Hiroshima city so that you can easily visit same as Shukkeien Garden (historic Japanese garden) and Hondori Shopping Arcade (one of the largest commercial streets in Chugoku and Shikoku regions).
Learn more about Peace Memorial Park (Atomic Bomb Dome) here.