Discovering Hiroshima’s vibrant side

YULIASRI PERDANI | March 14, 2019

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Pedaling through one of the world’s best cycling routes. Marveling at the burst of colors that light up the night at Hiroshima Castle. Exploring a centuries-old shrine built on water. It may come as a surprise that Hiroshima offers such diverse attractions.Moving beyond its tragic past, Hiroshima has rebuilt itself into Japan’s leading industrial zone, visible through the many factories, shipyards and Mazda’s vast manufacturing complex that line its coastline.But for travelers, Hiroshima’s cultural history and nature are what makes it such an exciting destination.

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