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Hiroshima, Japan Luxury Cruises

It is impossible to think of Hiroshima without also thinking of the devastation the city suffered in the wake of the atomic bomb which was dropped there in 1945. Indeed, the legacy of the darkest period of the city's history features prominently in many a Hiroshima excursion but there's plenty of distant history to explore there too, as well as a number of cultural and contemporary attractions to be found along its neon streets.

Hiroshima was founded in 1589 and soon came under the control of the Asano clan of Samurai, who stayed in charge of the area for a good 250 years. Through the Meiji period, which lasted until 1912, the area continued to develop commercially and industrially, becoming a busy port and a seat of regional government. By the time of the Second World War, it was one Japan's largest and important cities but even so, remained largely untouched by American bombing campaigns. As history shows, this was an intentional military decision and a much more devastating fate was reserved for the city, one which took the lives of 70,000 people. Today, Hiroshima, though a place which will never forget its fallen or its past, is constantly looking to the future and visitors can expect a warm welcome as they explore its cosmopolitan streets.

Sightseeing in Hiroshima

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum is a common fixture on many a cruise excursion itinerary and it's a place which every visitor should experience. The park of course commemorates the atomic bomb explosion and those who lost their lives in it. Equal parts moving, beautiful and thought-provoking, it is home to a number of statues, sculptures and memorials, as well a fascinating museum which tells the story of the bomb in an unflinching but even-handed manner. During your visit to the park, it's impossible to miss the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only surviving building from the time of the blast which has been preserved as a poignant reminder.

Another popular attraction is the 17th century Shukkei-en Garden, which was rebuilt following its destruction in the blast to resemble as closely as possible the original garden. In the oriental garden tradition, it's an oasis of calm where you'll find ponds, streams and bridges. Like so many places in Hiroshima, it pays tribute to the city's fallen as the ashes of those who perished there were scattered during the reconstruction, so that the memory of them would live on.

For an altogether different experience, be sure to visit the Hiroshima Museum of Art. As well as works by leading Japanese artists which you might expect, there are also a number of pieces by French masters such as Monet and Renoir.

Shopping in Hiroshima

If a spree in an ultra-modern shopping complex  sounds like the perfect way to spend some of your time in the city, then be sure to head over to Hon Dori Shtengai or Pacela, which are two of the city's main shopping arcades.

Eating out in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is famous for its Okonomiyaki; a type of savoury pancake made with noodles, cabbage and egg and filled with meat fish or cheese. It tastes much better than it sounds and it's highly advisable to try some while you're there. With literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from, you'll have no problem finding exactly what you want, even if oriental cuisine is not your thing.

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1 Hong Kong to Singapore
07 March 2019 - 33 nights

Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Okinawa | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Dalian | Beijing | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Okinawa | Kaohsiung | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Ko Samui | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£9199pp
Cruise Only£8229pp
2 Hong Kong to Shanghai
07 March 2019 - 15 nights

Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Okinawa | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Dalian | Beijing | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang more

Fly Cruise£4369pp
Cruise Only£3589pp
3 Tokyo to Singapore
31 March 2019 - 25 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Seoul (Inchon) | Beijing | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Ko Samui | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£6399pp
Cruise Only£4939pp
4 Hong Kong to Tokyo
03 April 2019 - 13 nights

Hong Kong | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Karatsu | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£7099pp
Cruise Only£7619pp
5 Circle Japan Intensive Voyage
14 April 2019 - 13 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Hakodate | Akita | Kanazawa, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima, Japan | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Shimizu | Yokohama, Japan more

Fly Cruise£5359pp
Cruise Only£3999pp
6 Japan Intensive
27 April 2019 - 15 nights

Yokohama, Japan | Hakodate | Aomori, Japan | Akita | Kanazawa, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima, Japan | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Shimizu | Yokohama, Japan | Yokohama, Japan more

Fly Cruise£6259pp
Cruise Only£5299pp
7 Gems Of China, Korea & Japan
28 April 2019 - 18 nights

Shanghai/Yichang | Dalian | Beijing | Beijing | Beijing | Yantai, China | Nagasaki, Japan | Jeju Island, South Korea | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Kanazawa, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima, Japan | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe, Japan more

Fly Cruise£8789pp
Cruise Only£7759pp
8 Apra to Kobe
29 April 2019 - 13 nights

Apra | Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands | Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands | Maug Islands, Northern Marianas | Chichijima, Japan | Torishima, Japan | Miyanoura - Yakushima | Beppu | Moji | Hiroshima, Japan | Miyako-jima, Japan | Okayama | Kobe, Japan more

Fly Cruise£7419pp
Cruise Only£7419pp
9 Kobe to Busan
12 May 2019 - 9 nights

Kobe, Japan | Okayama | Takamatsu, Japan | Miyako-jima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hagi, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Kanazawa, Japan | Sokcho | Busan (Pusan), South Korea more

Fly Cruise£7869pp
Cruise Only£7869pp
10 Circle Japan Intensive Voyage
21 August 2019 - 14 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Akita | Kanazawa, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima, Japan | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£4869pp
Cruise Only£3499pp
11 Japan & China Autumn Voyage
18 September 2019 - 16 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Takamatsu, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Yeosu, Korea | Beijing | Beijing | Dalian | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise£4499pp
Cruise Only£3159pp
12 Far East Explorations - Beijing to Tokyo
04 October 2019 - 28 nights

Beijing | Beijing | Dalian | Qingdao | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Okinawa | Ishigaki | Xiamen | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£11780pp
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13 Delights of Japan
11 October 2019 - 10 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Aburatsu | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£5599pp
Cruise OnlyCall
14 Far East Horizons - Hongkong to Tokyo
18 October 2019 - 14 nights

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£6090pp
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15 Grand Pacific Explorer - Auckland to Vancouver
06 March 2020 - 92 nights

Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin | Hobart | Melbourne | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, NSW | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Lombok | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang, Java | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Sapporo, Japan | Sapporo, Japan | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor, United States | Kodiak, United States | Seward (Anchorage), Alaska | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait | Sitka, Alaska, US | Ketchikan, Alaska, US | Ketchikan, Alaska, US | Vancouver, B.C., CA | Vancouver, B.C., CA more

Fly Cruise£36040pp
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16 Australia, Asia & Alaska - Sydney to Vancouver
20 March 2020 - 78 nights

Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, NSW | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Lombok | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang, Java | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tsugaru Strait | Sapporo, Japan | Sapporo, Japan | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor, United States | Kodiak, United States | Seward (Anchorage), Alaska | Valdez, United States | Yakutat Bay | Icy Strait | Sitka, Alaska, US | Ketchikan, Alaska, US | Vancouver, B.C., CA more

Fly Cruise£26950pp
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17 Eastern Revelations - Tokyo to Singapore
13 April 2020 - 18 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Shimizu | Osaka | Hiroshima, Japan | Cruising The Kanmon Strait | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Ishigaki | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£5919pp
Cruise Only£4629pp
18 Far East Horizons - Hongkong to Tokyo
01 May 2020 - 14 nights

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£6190pp
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19 Apra to Kobe
27 May 2020 - 11 nights

Apra, Guam, USA | Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands | Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands | Maug Islands, Northern Marianas | Chichijima, Japan | Torishima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Miyako-jima, Japan | Okayama | Kobe, Japan more

Fly Cruise£5719pp
Cruise Only£5519pp
20 Kobe to Otaru
07 June 2020 - 11 nights

Kobe, Japan | Okayama | Takamatsu, Japan | Miyako-jima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Hagi, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Sakaiminato, Japan | Kanazawa, Japan | Hakodate | Otaru more

Fly Cruise£5719pp
Cruise Only£5519pp
21 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami, Florida, USA | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Puerto Caldera | Acajutla, El Salvador | Puerto Vallarta | San Diego | Los Angeles | Honolulu | Honolulu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach | Townsville | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon, Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hualien | Ishigaki | Hososhima | Hiroshima, Japan | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Seoul (Incheon) | Beijing | Beijing | Beijing | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Shanghai/Yichang | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo | Mumbai (Bombay) | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini | Amalfi, Positano | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier, Morocco | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover more

Fly Cruise£41449pp
Cruise Only£39389pp
22 Grand Pacific Explorer - Auckland to Vancouver
17 February 2021 - 92 nights

Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua, New Zealand | Napier | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin | Hobart | Melbourne | Cruise The Gippsland Coast | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Newcastle, NSW | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo, Indonesia | Lombok | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang, Java | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay | Haikou, China | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Sapporo, Japan | Sapporo, Japan | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor, United States | Kodiak, United States | Seward (Anchorage), Alaska | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait | Sitka, Alaska, US | Ketchikan, Alaska, US | Vancouver, B.C., CA more

Fly Cruise£37690pp
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23 Far East Horizons - Hongkong to Tokyo
14 April 2021 - 14 nights

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan (Pusan), South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Osaka | Shimizu | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£6490pp
Cruise Only£6290pp
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