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Hiroshima may be best known for the atomic bomb dropped on it on August 6, 1945, but travellers visiting the Japanese city of 1.1 million will do themselves a favour by remembering that there is more to Hiroshima than that one event. The city's Peace Memorial Park is the focal point of tourism to the city, but dig a little deeper and you'll find a thriving cosmopolitan city with cultural attractions like Hiroshima Castle and Miyajima.
Hiroshima has a subtropical humid climate with warm, wet summers and drier but mild winters. Summers last from June to September when average highs are mostly between 26 and 31 °C and nights are between 18 and 24 °C. Winters from December to February see highs of 8-11 °C and lows of 0-3 °C. Most of the annual rain falls between March and October, while winters are relatively dry with some chance of snow, especially in January and February.
Hiroshima is connected by rail east towards Tokyo and west towards Fukuoka. Check Hyperdia for schedules and prices.
|Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima||1-8-9, Matoba-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima city, Japa||Hostel||89|
|Backpackers Miyajima||1-8-11 Miyajimaguchi Hatsukaichi-shi||Hostel||89|
|Hiroshima Hana Hostel||Kojinmachi 1-15 Minami-ku||Hostel||89|
|Hiroshima Youth Hostel||1-13-6 Ushita-Shinmachi Higashi-ku Hiroshima JAPAN||Hostel||77|
|Hotel Million City||3-2-24, Ohtemachi, Naka-ku||Hotel||79|
|J-Hoppers Hiroshima Trad Guesthouse||5-16, Dobashi-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi||Hostel||88|
|Kasuga Ryokan||3-6-23 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi||Hostel||-|
|Kyoubashi Ryokan||10-15 Kyoubashichou Minami-ku||Hostel||82|
|Minsyuku Ikedaya||6-36 Dohashicho, Naka-ku,||Hostel||-|
|Ryokan Sansui||4-16 Koamicho Naka-ku,||Hostel||77|
|Reino Inn Hiroshima Peace Park||3-7-3, Otemachi Nakaku||Hostel||83|
|Ryokan Chizuru||4-12, Fukuro-machi Naka-Ku||Hostel||73|
|Hotel Flex Hiroshima||7-1 Kaminobori-cyo Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi||Hotel||87|
|Hiroshima Garden Palace||1-15 Hikari-Machi||Hostel||-|
|Hiroshima Peace Hotel||2-6-14,Yokokawa-cho,Nishi-ku,Hiroshima-shi||HOSTEL||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
The Japanese postal service is excellent! Domestic and international mail service is very quick and reliable. The prices for sending letters, postcards and parcels vary depending on where you send if from and to which country you send it too, and of course depends on weight as well, so check this calculation page of Japan Post for more details. Post offices generally are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays, closing at weekends and also on national holidays, though a few open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Central post offices are sometimes open until 7:00pm, open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sundays and holidays from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Another thing to remember is that the post office is one of the few places in Japan that is guaranteed to have ATMs that take international cards.
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