There are beautiful castles and gardens that are well worth visiting, like the Shukkeien Garden and the Hiroshima Castle. Other must see attractions in Hiroshima include the Hiroshima Museum of Art, the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, the Mazda Museum.
Now a national treasure, Hiroshima Castle was built in 1591 by Terumoto Mori and houses a display of Hiroshima’s history as well as various cultural exhibits. The exceptionally designed City Museum of Contemporary Art, located on Hiji Mountain, is the first Japanese public art museum to promote contemporary art.
When sightseeing in Hiroshima, a must is a visit to Itsukushima Shrine on the scenic Miyajima Island. A National Treasure and UNESCO World Heritage site, it was built in AD593. The island also has numerous temples which are well worth exploring.