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 Far East Explorations - Beijing to Tokyo
04 October 2019 - 28 nights

Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Dalian | Qingdao | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Xiamen | Xiamen | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£11180pp
2 Delights of Japan
11 October 2019 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Osaka | Osaka | Aburatsu | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£7329pp
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3 Tokyo to Tianjin
21 October 2019 - 7 nights

Tokyo | Osaka | Osaka | Hiroshima | Beijing (Tianjin), China

Fly Cruise£4159pp
Cruise Only£2799pp
4 Tokyo to Shanghai
21 October 2019 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Osaka | Osaka | Hiroshima | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai more

Fly Cruise£4999pp
Cruise Only£3999pp
5 Eastern Revelations - Tokyo to Singapore
13 April 2020 - 18 nights

Tokyo | Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Osaka | Hiroshima | Shanghai | Shanghai | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong, China | Nha Trang, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£5199pp
Cruise Only£3699pp
6 Southeast Asia Horizons - Bangkok to Tokyo
17 April 2020 - 28 nights

Bangkok | Bangkok | Sihanoukville | Sihanoukville | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) | Haikou, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£11990pp
7 Far East & Alaska - Hong Kong to Vancouver
01 May 2020 - 36 nights

Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbour | Kodiak | Seward, United States | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait Point, United States | Sitka, United States | Ketchikan, United States | Vancouver, Canada more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£13590pp
8 Apra to Kobe
27 May 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5759pp
Cruise Only£5759pp
9 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami, Florida | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Caldera, Costa Rica | Acajutla | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | San Diego | Los Angeles, California | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hualien | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi | Civitavecchia | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover more

Fly Cruise£40619pp
Cruise Only£38599pp
10 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 127 nights

Miami, Florida | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Caldera, Costa Rica | Acajutla | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | San Diego | Los Angeles, California | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hualien | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£40919pp
Cruise Only£38759pp
11 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
21 January 2021 - 111 nights

Los Angeles, California | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hualien | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£38039pp
Cruise Only£34639pp
12 Los Angels to London
21 January 2021 - 123 nights

Los Angeles, California | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hualien | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi | Civitavecchia | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover more

Fly Cruise£39929pp
Cruise Only£38439pp
13 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 | New Castle (Australia) | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Bangkok | Bangkok | Bangkok | Sihanoukville | Sihanoukville | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) | Haikou, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbour | Kodiak | Seward, United States | Valdez, United States | Icy Strait Point, United States | Sitka, United States | Ketchikan, United States | Vancouver, Canada more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£36490pp
14 Treasures of the Orient
01 March 2021 - 12 nights

Hong Kong, China | Hualien | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£5839pp
Cruise Only£4319pp
15 Australia, Asia & Alaska - Sydney to Vancouver
03 March 2021 - 78 nights

Sydney, Australia | New Castle (Australia) | Brisbane | Whitsunday Island | Townsville, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Darwin | Komodo Island | Lombok | Bali | Bali | Subaraya, Java | Semarang | Jakarta | Jakarta | Singapore, Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Gulf Of Thailand | Bangkok | Bangkok | Bangkok | Sihanoukville | Sihanoukville | Gulf Of Thailand | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) | Hanoi (Ha Long Bay) | Haikou, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Taipei (Keelung) | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Busan | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | Osaka | Shimizu, Japan | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tokyo | Tsugaru Strait | Sapporo | Sapporo | Korsakov | Petropavlovsk | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbour | Kodiak | Seward, United States | Valdez, United States | Yakutat Bay | Icy Strait Point, United States | Sitka, United States | Ketchikan, United States | Vancouver, Canada more

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16 Sacred Skylines
18 March 2021 - 14 nights

Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Seoul (Incheon), South Korea | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Kobe) | Nagoya | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£4719pp
Cruise Only£3689pp
17 Japan in Bloom
01 April 2021 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Cruising The Karimata Strait | Busan | Nagasaki | Kagoshima | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£3619pp
Cruise Only£2489pp
18 Tokyo to Tokyo
05 April 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Hiroshima | Yeosu | Kanazawa | Niigata | Akita, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£8319pp
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19 Circle Japan Intensive Voyage
07 April 2021 - 15 nights

Tokyo | Hakodate | Aomori, Japan | Akita, Japan | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£6589pp
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20 Tokyo to Tokyo
11 April 2021 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Cruising The Kanmon Strait & Sea Of Japan | Busan | Nagasaki | Kagoshima | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£6099pp
Cruise Only£4629pp
21 Far East Horizons - Hongkong to Tokyo
14 April 2021 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6290pp
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22 Tokyo to Tokyo
19 April 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Hiroshima | Yeosu | Kanazawa | Niigata | Sakata, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£6399pp
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23 Tokyo to Tokyo
21 April 2021 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Cruising The Kanmon Strait & Sea Of Japan | Busan | Sasebo, Japan | Kagoshima | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£3619pp
Cruise Only£2489pp
24 Opulent Empires
01 May 2021 - 36 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Shanghai | Shanghai | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong, China | Hue | Nha Trang, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Phuket | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Kochi (Cochin) | Mangalore | Mormugao, India | Mumbai, India | Fujairah | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£9239pp
Cruise Only£8249pp
25 Eastern Allure
01 May 2021 - 18 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Shanghai | Shanghai | Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands) | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong, China | Hue | Nha Trang, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£5539pp
Cruise Only£4549pp
26 Japan's Island Immersive
15 May 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo | Muroran | Hakodate | Sado Islands, Japan | Kanazawa | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Pohang, Republic Of Korea | Hamada, Japan | Hiroshima | Tamano | Osaka | Osaka more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£13599pp
27 Tokyo to Tokyo
23 October 2021 - 10 nights

Tokyo | Shimizu, Japan | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Hiroshima | Busan | Nagasaki | Kagoshima | Tokyo more

Fly Cruise£6829pp
Cruise Only£4269pp
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