The trip to Japan was organized by Samurai Tours
The city of Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture,
|Travel to Hiroshima, Japan, 2006
and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of Japan's islands
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was chosen by US armed forces as the first ever target of an atomic bomb
employed over a populated area. As a result, 200,000 civilians lost their lives, and Hiroshima became
a city vehemently engaged in the promotion of peace.
Hiroshima's Peace Park including the memorial museum, and the island of Miyajima (literally: shrine island),
located 40 minutes from the city center by train and ferry, are among Japan's most interesting tourist attractions.