10 Recommended Spots for Winter Sightseeing in Hiroshima
Here are some sightseeing spots in Hiroshima that blow away the cold of winter. Speaking of winter leisure sports, after all, skiing. You can enjoy winter sports and playing in the snow at the Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort and Yawata Highland 191 Resort. It is a leisure facility that can be enjoyed by adults and children, and there is a wide selection of rental skis.
If you want to heal your body chilled by snow, we recommend the hot springs of Megahira Onsen Quere Yoshiwa. It is full of playfulness from the open-air bath to the mixed bath Kua Garden.
If you get hungry, let’s go to the oyster hut to eat winter specialties. If you have all-you-can-eat, you can enjoy Hiroshima’s oysters to your heart’s content.
If you want to stroll around Hiroshima at night, the Akari promenade on Saijo Sakagura Street and the Hiroshima Dolimination are standard. The atmospheric light up invites you to a fantastic world. We also hold events such as candle making experience, kirie-andon-making experience, sake appetizer & comparison of 3 brands of Saijo sake.
1. Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine, known as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, is one of the most famous shrines in Japan, with its bold structure based on the sea and the magnificent architectural beauty of the Shinden-zukuri style. Since it was built by Taira no Kiyomori in the 12th century, it has now been conveyed as it was at the time of construction. The contrast with the mountains spreading behind it is exceptional beauty.
1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
2. Kagura Monzen Yuji Village
Kagura Monzen Yuji Village is a toji village located on top of a small mountain in Midori-cho, in the northern part of Akitakata city. Lattice hatago, toji inns, souvenir shops, and restaurants are lined up. Kagura Dome with a capacity of 2,000 people and Kamukura-za Theater hold regular kagura performances on more than 150 days a year, mainly on weekends.
【Kagura Monzen Yuji Village】
4627 Hongo, Midori-cho, Akitakata-shi, Hiroshima
3. Saijo Sake Brewery Street
The red brick chimneys and white walls of the sake brewery are lit up on the Akari promenade on Saijo Sake Brewery Street, and you can enjoy a fantastic night stroll through Sake Brewery Street. We will also hold events such as candle making experience, kirie-andon-making experience, sake appetizer & comparison of 3 brands of Saijo sake. The Higashihiroshima City Tourist Information Center offers free lending of hand-held lanterns.
【Saijo Sake Brewery Street】
17-1 Saijohonmachi, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
4. Oyster hut
Speaking of Hiroshima’s autumn/winter specialty is oysters. Among them, you can enjoy exciting cooking at the “oyster hut”. The shop system is divided into “all-you-can-eat shops” with time limits and “general stores” where you can order and eat normally without time limits. In the case of all-you-can-eat shops, they often order in units of 1kg, and there are about 10 to 12 oysters with shells.
5. Hiroshima Dolimination
At Hiroshima Dolimination, the entire city, such as shopping streets and commercial facilities, centered on Heiwa Odori, will be lit up under the theme of “fairy tale country”. You can enjoy the glittering light world while strolling through the night town of Hiroshima. Around 1.4 million balls of light will color Hiroshima in the center of the city such as Heiwa Boulevard and Alice Garden.
Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
6. Shiroyama Historical Park
Shiroyama Historical Park is a mountain castle related to the Murakami Suigun in the medieval period, and is located at the top of Mt. Shiroyama. The Murakami navy is one of the Setouchi navy from the Northern and Southern Courts to the Sengoku period. It is now maintained as a park, and you can see the Kaminoseki Strait from the hill. Every year, a cherry blossom festival is held from late February to early March, and you can enjoy the early blooming Kawazu cherry blossoms.
【Shiroyama Historical Park】
10044-1 Nagashima, Kaminoseki-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi
7. Megahira Onsen Quere Yoshikazu
Megahira Onsen Quere Yoshiwa is a hot spring resort facility attached to Megahira Ski Resort. There are two open-air baths with bathtubs made of giant trees from 45,000 years ago. There is also a mixed bathing qua garden where men and women can enjoy wearing swimsuits.
【Megahira Onsen Quere Yoshiwa】
4291 Yoshiwa, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
8. Geihoku International Ski Resort
Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort is a ski resort located in Kitahiroshima Town. In addition to a wide assortment of rental skis, there are locker rooms and shops, so you can enjoy skiing to your heart’s content even if you come empty-handed. There is also a kids’ room and handmade dishes using plenty of ingredients from Geihoku, so you can enjoy family gatherings to the fullest.
【Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort】
19 Nakaso, Kitahiroshima-cho, Yamagata-gun
9. Yawata Highland 191 Resort
10. Sightseeing mandarin orange picking (Etajima City)
Etajima mandarin oranges are known for being sweet. Two tourist mandarin oranges in the city are open from mid-October to early December. You can enjoy mandarin orange picking while looking at the beautiful archipelago of Setouchi. The golden mandarin orange mountain is crowded with families. It is all-you-can-eat mandarin oranges in the park.
【Sightseeing mandarin orange picking (Etajima City)】