Tragically, the city of Hiroshima is known throughout the world for the being the first victim of the horrific atomic bombings. As one would expect, the city’s most noted attraction is the monument dedicated to this terrible act – none other than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial.
Despite Hiroshima’s catastrophic legacy, the area is also home to another amazing attraction. Located on the island of Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine is one of the country’s best. The shrine is graced by a gigantic vermillion torii gate and sits out in the water. The structure appears to float on water when the tide is running high.