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Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

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Red Deer
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Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

We will be arriving from Tokyo by train around lunch time and want to visit both Miyajima and Hiroshima, half a day in each.

What do you suggest?

PM in Miyajima and an overnight there and Hiroshima the next day

Or reverse of this and stay in Hiroshima

Need to be back on the train about lunch time as we have other things planned

Would like something to do at night, possibly a bar to go to

Tokyo, Japan
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1. Re: Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

Hiroshima city has no shortage of lively nightlife, especially around Hatchobori and Shintenchi, next to the entertainment district around Nagarekawa and Yagenbori where a lot of sleaze takes place (actually Hiroshima has a large Yakuza population alongside Kobe infesting on all sorts of entertainment).

Miyajima has very little nightlife if any, but there, a very quiet evening walk can be enjoyed (with a can of beer, if you like). I imagine that you might be quite tired of nightlife if you visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka before going to Hiroshima.

New York, NY
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2. Re: Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

i would recommend miyajima overnight, for a change (like yobeekool suggested). you can catch the different tides around the red gate and it's a really pretty scene at night when illuminated. wonderful evening strolls when no tourists are around. if you choose a bigger lodging, there might be more to do at night, possibly a club/bar or a nice soak in the onsen.

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3. Re: Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

>>>Would like something to do at night, possibly a bar to go to<<<

Night life is almost non-existant in Miyajima, Hiroshima on the other hand, is quite lively at night.

There are some Yakuzas in Hiroshima but there is no danger to tourists.

Red Deer
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4. Re: Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

Thank you. I think we may do hirosima over night.

Thank you for the info on the Yakuzas. As long as tourists are ok then we will be ok.

5. Re: Hiroshima or Miyajima for 1 night

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