Hiroshima was the first city in the world on which a nuclear bomb was dropped. The Atomic Bomb Dome located in the heart of Hiroshima stands as a legacy to the suffering caused by the atomic bomb. The city is also a symbol of the resilience of the Japanese people as today the devastation caused by the bomb is barely noticeable in the fully recovered and prosperous city of Hiroshima.
It is one of the few Japanese cities with trams.
Hiroshima has around 140 islands of which Miyajima is the most famous. It also has the largest number of Tanada (Terrace farms) in Japan.
The local specialities include oysters, okonomiyaki and maple shaped stuffed buns (Manjuu).
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