The most famous professional sports team in the city is the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a baseball team that belongs to the Central League. Home games are played at the Hiroshima Municipal Stadium near the Atomic Bomb Dome, which seats up to 32,000 fans. The team does fairly well in their league, though their best days were in the late 1970s and 1980s, when they won five Central League championships and three Japan Series championships. Baseball is undoubtedly one of the biggest sports in Hiroshima, as well as throughout Japan, so seats for games are often sold out far in advance.

The other major professional sports team is the Sanfrecce Hiroshima, of the Japan Professional Football (soccer in the United States and Canada) League, or J. League. They play at the Hiroshima Big Arch, which seats up to 45,000.

Hiroshima is also a good place to get a workout of your own. The Hiroshima City Forestry Park at 173 Fujigamaru, Fukuda-machi, Higashi-ku, has paths good for hiking and mountain climbing. There are also a number of personal fitness centers and gyms throughout the area. Sports Club Trim (2-8-24 Minami-machi in Minami) and Hiroshima-ken Taiikukan (4-1 Motomachi, Naka-ku) both have weights and jogging facilities.