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A reasonable way to tour Hiroshima's World Heritage Sites—riding the meipuru-pu & Hiroshima Electric Railway

2017.07.26

The Genbaku (atomic bomb) Dome and Itsukushima Shrine are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hiroshima, and have been popular tourist attractions of Japan. Here, along with the standard sightseeing information of Hiroshima, we introduce you to a convenient and economical round-trip ticket “Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass” and public wireless internet access service of Hiroshima City which has become even more convenient.

A reasonable way to tour Hiroshima's World Heritage Sites—riding the meipuru-pu & Hiroshima Electric Railway

Riding the “meipuru-pu” bus is convenient when touring the Genbaku Dome and its surrounding sites in Hiroshima City

Riding the “meipuru-pu” bus is convenient when touring the Genbaku Dome and its surrounding sites in Hiroshima City Genbaku Dome

Riding the “meipuru-pu” bus is convenient when touring the Genbaku Dome and its surrounding sites in Hiroshima City2 Hiroshima Castle

Riding the “meipuru-pu” bus is convenient when touring the Genbaku Dome and its surrounding sites in Hiroshima City3 meipuru-pu

At the Peace Memorial Park, you will find the Genbaku (atomic bomb) Dome, Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims, and Peace Memorial Museum, where you will get some facts on the damage done by the A-bomb. From the memorial park, you can go on to visit sightseeing spots such as the Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and riding the Hiroden (Hiroshima Electric Railway) or the “meipuru-pu” bus on a circular route are highly recommended. There are two “meipuru-pu” routes but both stop at the Genbaku Dome and The Peace Memorial Park at 30 minute intervals.

“Genbaku Dome”
●1-10, Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
●082-242-7831(Peace Promotion Division International Peace Promotion Department Citizens Affairs Bureau)
●Free admission
https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/post/005984.html

Visit Itsukushima Shrine riding “Hiroden,” a street car that allows you to enjoy the changing views from its windows

Visit Itsukushima Shrine riding “Hiroden,” a street car that allows you to enjoy the changing views from its windows Itsukushima Shrine

Visit Itsukushima Shrine riding “Hiroden,” a street car that allows you to enjoy the changing views from its windows2 Miyajima's specialty, Anago-meshi (conger over-rice)

Visit Itsukushima Shrine riding “Hiroden,” a street car that allows you to enjoy the changing views from its windows3 Oysters cooked in the shell are also popular

Visit Itsukushima Shrine riding “Hiroden,” a street car that allows you to enjoy the changing views from its windows4 Hiroden (Hiroshima Electric Railway)

Itsukushima Shrine's is one of Japan's most famous shrines, known for its bold and creative arrangements and architectural beauty. Its vermillion-lacquered shrine buildings are joined together by corridors, and at high tide, the shrine looks as if it is floating on the sea surface. After you are finished with praying before the altar, enjoy the local food. Riding Hiroshima Electric Railway's streetcar, a.k.a. the Hiroden is convenient if you want to go to Itsukushima Shrine from central Hiroshima.

“Itsukushima Shrine”
●Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture
●0829-44-2020 (9:00-16:00)
http://www.itsukushimajinja.jp/index.html

”Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass,” a round-trip pass for tourists from overseas

”Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass,” a round-trip pass for tourists from overseas
“Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass” is an easy-to-afford combo round-trip pass when riding a bus on major routes, an express route bus, Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar on all lines, and a ferry (Miyajima sea lane). If you want to travel the Hiroshima City/Miyajima area in the above route map, the “SMALL Area (1,000 yen)” pass, which you can use to get on and off as much as you like for 3 days, is highly recommended. This pass is available at places such as Hiroshima Airport and Hiroshima Station until March 31, 2018.

“Hiroden Densha Bus Telephone Center”
●0570-550700 (weekdays 9:00-17:45)
http://www.hiroden.co.jp/en/m-hiroshimasta.html

”Hiro Furi,” free Wi-Fi in Hiroshima is expanding its areas

”Hiro Furi,” free Wi-Fi in Hiroshima is expanding its areas
“Hiro Furi,” a free public internet access service has 2 types— “HIROSHIMA FREE Wi-Fi,” which is available in public facilities, and “HIROSHIMA FREE Wi-Fi LITE,” available in places like shops. The free internet access is available in places such as major sightseeing facilities in central Hiroshima like the Hondori shopping district and inside Hiroshima City loop bus “meipuru-pu,” so you can gather information on which sightseeing spot you want to go to next.

*You will need a Wi-Fi corresponding terminal device in order to use this service.
*Take note that there are various conditions such as limited length of time per session.
*Communications are done without encryption in this service.

For more information on where you can get free internet connection service, go to the Hiroshima wide area tourist information site below.
https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/post/005096.html

*The above information was last updated June 30, 2017. For further details, please contact the facilities directly.

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