Finless Porpoise at Miyajima Aquarium. Photo by ori2uru. CC BY 2.0.

Miyajima Public Aquarium

Miyajima aquarium, also called “Miyajimarine” is a municipal aquarium located on the western edge of Miyajima‘s port town. The aquarium focuses mainly on the sea life found in the Seto Inland Sea and the general area around Miyajima. There are, however, also creatures from around the globe. The public aquarium on Miyajima is a great …

Night view of Hiroshima as seen from the Peace Pagoda. © touristinjapan.com

Hiroshima Night View and Peace Pagoda

Hiroshima is quite a flat city, yet there is one spot in the central city where it is possible to get a panoramic view over Hiroshima; from the Peace Pagoda located at the top of mount Futabayama, just one kilometer from Hiroshima Station, there is a magnificent panoramic view of the city. Hiroshima is a …

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. © touristinjapan.com

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is dedicated to remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It serves to document the tragic attack and to tell the stories of the horrors experienced by the survivors. Numerous objects and photos are displayed, giving a very visual and frightening insight into what happened in Hiroshima on August …

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Entrance. © touristinjapan.com

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, located in Nagasaki City, is a museum dedicated to remembering the traumatic day in 1945, when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The museum displays artifacts from the bombing, and explains the events leading up to the bombing. The museum has numerous photos of Nagasaki before the bombing, …