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Evening in Hiroshima

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Evening in Hiroshima

We are arriving by cruise ship after 8pm on July 4,2013. I plan on visiting the peace park and museum the following day, July 5, 2013. Since we must be back on board by 4 pm on the 5th, I do not think I will have time to visit Miyajima island that day. Is it worthwhile to try to get there in the late evening of the 4 th? If not does anyone have a suggestion as to what to do after 8 pm when the ship docks on the 4 th?

Thank you for any input!


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1. Re: Evening in Hiroshima

I think it is a bit too late. The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima will be closed at around 17:00. I think you can take the earliest morning train/tram to Miyajima-guchi and visit the shrine in the morning, as it is open from 06:30. You should have enough time for the Peace Museum and the Park until 2PM or so.

You might stay at a ryokan in Miyajima though, if you like. The short ferry is running until 22:42. However, there is practically nothing open around that time.


If you stay in Hiroshima City (which I recommend over staying in Miyajima), I recommend visiting the Okonomiyaki Village.


Although Hiroshima is a fairly large city, there aren't so many things that you can do after 20:00 or 21:00, other than to have dinner and have some drinks at a bar. There are usual entertainment opportunities that you'd find in any Japanese city, like Izakaya taverns, Karaoke boxes, batting centers, bowling (please google map search). Donki discount store open until 05:00 in the morning: www.donki.com/search/shop_detail.php…

There should be a spa house too somewhere, if you want to relax in a hot large bath and perhaps take a massage.

I imagine that 20:00 would be a bit too late for a baseball game.

Edited: 9:01 am, January 28, 2013
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We are on a cruise ship so your suggestion of a ryokan is nice, but not feasible.i don't know how far the cruise ship is from any of the suggested things to do.

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3. Re: Evening in Hiroshima

Dinner at Okonomiyaki Village followed by a stroll through the downtown area and Peace Park. There are many outdoor monuments you can see at Peace Park at any hour.

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