A neighbourhood in Hiroshima
Highlights around Higashi
A temple with a history of almost 500 years which largely survived the atomic bombing. Features a large 350 year old ginko tree.
Serene buddhist temple built around 1540. Damaged during the atomic bombing, but left mostly unscathed.
Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine
A decorative temple established in 1648 that remains largely original despite some damage from the atomic blast.
Considered the oldest shrine in Hiroshima, with history dating back to around the 8th century.
A grand temple with a history dating back to 1340 and 1656, largely unscathed by the atomic bombing.
A reconstruction of a temple with a history believed to date back to the 17th century, including a large ginkgo tree that survived the atomic blast.
1984 reconstruction of a 1835 temple destroyed by the atomic bombing.
A stop on the Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail, Nittsuji Temple has a history dating back to 1695.
Onaga Tenmangu Shrine
Shrine founded in 1640 dedicated to learning and academic pursuits, and popular with students.
An ancient history predating Hiroshima with a connection to the legendary 47 Ronin story.
A shrine dating back to the 13th century, rebuilt from the framework following heavy damage from the atomic bombing.
A small wayside shrine with an interesting history. One of the stops on the Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail.