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Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Flower Festival

Visited by Around 1.5 Million People! A Festival Representative of Hiroshima
This festival celebrating peace, flowers, and music is held every year during Golden Week in May.
The festival’s main attractions include the Flower Festival Parade, YOSAKOI dance parade, and stages where song and dance performances are held.
The Flower Festival Parade is held on the first day of the festival. Around 9000 people from 89 different organizations parade down 1.2 kilometers of Peace Boulevard.
85 locations around Peace Boulevard’s grassplots and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are established as event areas. There, stalls selling gourmet foods and specialty goods around the world, as well as flea markets, are set up for guests to enjoy.
Approximately 100 teams participate in the YOSAKOI dance parade on the last day and parade down the main street.

National Bihoku Hillside Park “Bihoku Illumination”

An incredibly varied illumination show is created using National Bihoku Hillside Park’s topography and plantlife. The entirety of the park is enveloped in light, giving the sight a sense of depth and making it very popular. In addition to enjoying the themes of each area, the park features a variety of other displays as well, including the ever-popular Starlight Tree.

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle was built in 1589 by Mori Terumoto. A beautiful location also known as “Carp Castle,” Hiroshima Castle was once designated as a national treasure, but the original structure was destroyed by the bombing of Hiroshima. The structure has since been rebuilt and restored, and its beautiful wooden structure can be seen from outside. Inside the castle is a history museum, which primarily features samurai history.