Hiroshima (広 島 市) is a city known worldwide for the tragedy that happened there nearly 65 years ago. Now the city is much more, a thoroughly modern city and completely rebuilt but unfortunately, when I was there I had no time to enjoy the city. As a tourist, I went to ground zero, what little remains of that ancient Hiroshima where the first atomic bomb exploded during WW2. Hiroshima is south of the island of Honshu, the largest in Japan (where Tokyo is). It was founded in 1589 by Mori Terumoto, but did not acquire city status until 1889 during the Meiji era. It currently has a population of over 1 million inhabitants.