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HIROSHIMA 1

Visiting two world Cultural Heritage sites: Itsukushima Shrine and A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima city.

Which city in Japan is the most famous for people all over the world? Besides Tokyo, Hiroshima is. Some Japanese people are surprised to hear that Hiroshima is so famous. Its fame is bigger than they think. Hiroshima has something that attracts people from all over the world.

Obviously, Hiroshima is one of the rare cities damaged by the atomic bomb. The other, Nagasaki. Hiroshima A-bomb Dome, located in the center of the city, is inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage list, as a so-called negative legacy.

However, that is not the only reason Hiroshima attracts people worldwide. Hiroshima prefecture has other World Cultural Heritage sites: Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima. Seeing these two heritage sites is well worth visiting Hiroshima.

Hiroshima is a central city in western Japan. It has been an important place to both land and sea transportation since days of old. There are many sight-seeing spots including shrines, temples, castle ruins, and historical buildings. Among the older things - Ancient burial mounds; and the ruling Heike clan in the Heian era, followed later by the Mori clan are among the older things in Hiroshima. Hiroshima was the setting, where many important historical events played out. Modern Hiroshima has been an important strategic point for naval operations and has come to be the base for heavy industries in Western Japan.

At the same time, Hiroshima is an attractive, fertile green land surrounded by mountains and rivers. Seto Inland Sea and its islands are also enchanting.

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