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.