Though known globally for its wartime history, this modern city has since emerged as a center of government, culture, and remembrance.
With origins dating to the end of the 6th century, Hiroshima grew up as an independent prefecture prospering along regional trade routes. Unified after the Edo Period, Hiroshima became a household name with the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, an event that instantaneously devastated Hiroshima City. Despite the damage, Hiroshima's citizens have impressively rebuilt the city into a lively regional leader, and the city stands today as an important symbol of peace and regeneration. Explore the history of Hiroshima with Context's Hiroshima private tours.
Though feasible as a day trip from Kyoto, Hiroshima is also worth a standalone visit. Our full-day Hiroshima private tours provide a look into the unfathomable destruction of the war, while also providing a glimpse into the excellent food and cultural scenes of today's city. Must-see sights include visits to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and Miyajima Island's shrine and breathtaking panoramas. Hosted by a local historian, this is the best way for travelers to get a full overview of the fascinating contrasts—from war to peace, urbanization to nature—that define today's Hiroshima.