Located next to the Atomic Bomb Dome, the beautiful wooden observation deck of Orizuru Tower is now a destination in its own right. It offers unparalleled views of central Hiroshima, while interactive installations and displays give visitors an insight into Hiroshima’s history before and after the bomb.
SEE & DO
EAT & DRINK
There’s only one item on the menu at this restaurant –
Hiroshima tsukemen (a dish of ramen noodles, eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup). The house-made broth is made using fresh ingredients and is a piquant and aromatic brew. Drop by their newly opened branch situated near the Peace Memorial Park in central Hiroshima.
Sunny Day Beer
This cosy pub is hidden deep within Eki Nishi – a district to the west of Hiroshima Station crammed with tiny eateries and bars. Aside from a wide range of imported beer and wine, they also brew their own – try the Belgian-style ale finished with Hiroshima lemons. With its cheery, convivial vibe, this is a favourite haunt for local beer lovers and tourists alike.
Omotesando Shopping Street, Miyajima
The main shopping street in Miyajima – a small island close to Hiroshima – is packed with shops, restaurants and stalls selling all sorts of local memorabilia and delicacies. Try one of Miyajima’s momiji manju (a steamed bun shaped like a maple leaf, typically filled with red bean paste), including the increasingly popular deep-fried momiji manju.