Are you looking for information on what to do in Hiroshima? Great! Hiroshima is the capital of the Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chugoku region, with one million inhabitants. It became infamous when in August 6, 1945 the American Army dropped the first atomic bomb on the city, after which 200,000 civilians died. Since then, it has become a city committed to peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. The most attractive things to see in Hiroshima are Peace Park and Miyajima Island. Peace Park was built to commemorate the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and promote world peace. It's located in the epicenter of the atomic explosion. You have thousands of things to do in Hiroshima, including visiting Hiroshima Castle, also known as "Tent Castle". It's a good example of a castle built on a plain in the center of the city, rather than on a hill or on the top of a mountain. It was built in 1589 by the feudal lord Mori Terumoto and rebuilt after the atomic bomb in 1945. Of all the stuff to do in Hiroshima, you can continue to Shukkeien Park, a beautiful Japanese garden, and one of the most peaceful attractions in Hiroshima. Because very special care is taken to maintain this park as an "oasis" in the city, you have to pay an entry fee of 400 yen, although spending the morning or afternoon here is one of the more special Hiroshima activities that you can experience. Another of the many places to visit in Hiroshima is Miyajima, which is a small island less than an hour from the city. It's famous for its giant torii, which seems to float in the water at high tide, and which is one of the three best views in Japan. The shape of the torii at Itsukushima Shrine has been given a name which translates to "Miyajima Island Shrine". There are so many Hiroshima attractions to see, don't hesitate and visit this historic Japanese city!