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Hiroshima boasts not only two World Heritage sites but also a rich natural bounty of greenery and seascapes.
One of the city's two World Heritage sites is Itsukushima-jinja Shrine on the island of Miyajima, which is also said to offer one of Japan's three best scenic views. The other World Heritage site, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (called Atomic Bomb Dome), and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are an enduring testament to the horrors of nuclear weapons, while the surrounding Peace Memorial Park provides an oasis of riverside greenery. Among the many other sites that bear witness to history is the Yamato Museum. Alongside an exhibition on shipbuilding technology, it tells the history of the port of Kure, which prospered as the largest naval base in East Asia.
26 minutes by high-speed ferry from the pier of the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
About 15 minutes' drive from the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
The Yamato Museum
About 20 minutes' drive from the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima; about 25 minutes by high-speed ferry from the port of Hiroshima