Hiroshima is the capital city of Hiroshima Prefecture, as well as the largest city in Chūgoku region of western Honshu - the biggest island of Japan. The name of the city means "Broad Island" in Japanese.
The city of Hiroshima gained its city status on 1 April 1889. On 1 April 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. In 2006 the estimated population was 1,154,390 on a total area of 906.53 km2 (350 ml2). The GDP in Hiroshima Metropolitan Employment Area, Greater Hiroshima, was US$61.3 billion in 2010.
Hiroshima is best known as the first in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon. The USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (and later on Nagasaki) on August 6, 1945 close to the end of World War II.
Hiroshima boasts a professional symphony orchestra - since 1963 it has performed at Wel City Hiroshima. There are also a wealth of museums in the city, including Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and several art museums. Hiroshima Museum of Art (1978) has a significant collection of French renaissance art. Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum opened (1968) is located close to Shukkei-en gardens. Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (1989), is near Hijiyama Park. Hiroshima International Animation Festival and Hiroshima Flower Festival are among the famous festivals.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, including Hiroshima Peace Memorial, draws plenty of tourists from around the world, especially for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, which is an annual commemoration on the date of the atomic bombing. A large collection of monuments are also presented in the park, including Children's Peace Monument and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.
The rebuilt castle of Hiroshima (nicknamed Rijō, which means Koi Castle) houses a museum of life in Edo period. Within the castle's walls is Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine. Other attractions include Hijiyama Park, Shukkei-en, Fudoin and Mitaki-dera.
Highlights: Peace Park, Miyajima Island, Colourful shrines and mysterious forests
The Hiroshima cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Hiroshima, Japan.
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Port Hiroshima cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hiroshima, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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