BUNKACKY

Hiroshima Prefecture

Oysters and Momiji maple leaves are symbols of Hiroshima, so it's fitting that the prefecture's adorable mascot, Bunkacky, is a combination of both! 

Journey to the Peace Memorial Park to pay respect and see the world heritage Atomic Bomb Dome - the only surviving structure from the 1945 nuclear bombing. The Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima offers a spiritual sanctuary for visitors to pray, before sampling the region's specialty oysters, okonomiyaki, and maple leaf-shaped cake (Momiji Manju).
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Highlights

  • Itsukushima-jinja Shrine
    Sightseeing
    Situated on the sacred Miyajima Island, the floating shrine and its iconic 16-metre red torii gate offer an otherworldly spiritual atmosphere. Well-wishers can ferry a short boat ride from the mainland to the shrine for snapping close-up photographs and admiring its excellent craftsmanship.

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  • Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
    Sightseeing
    Located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the bomb dome is the only structure to have survived the 1945 nuclear attack on Hiroshima. While the dome is fenced off from the public, visitors can appreciate it from afar especially when illuminated at night time.

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  • Hiroshima oysters
    Food
    Central to Hiroshima cuisine, these carefully cultivated oysters are known for their superior taste, size, and texture. Those who prefer cooked oysters can enjoy them grilled, deep-fried or simmered in hot pots.

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