Guide to Chugoku Region

Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is well-known all over the world as the first city in history subjected to nuclear warfare when it was bombed during World War II.Hiroshima had large depots of military supplies, and was a key center for shipping. The eventual loss of over 200,000lives,and forever linked the city's name with nuclear holocaust and mass killings.

After the war, Hiroshima was rebuilt.This city is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest one in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, and once again a flourishing provincial city. UNESCO listed Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) as a World Heritage Site in 1996. This city is the symbol of peace.

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