Hiroshima is the first city to have ever been targeted by an atomic bomb.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Ujina Pier about 2 miles south of the city center and east of the Ujina Ferry Pier. A streetcar stop, Kaigandori, is a 10 minute walk away.
Hiroshima Port Info - http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/cruise/detail/039/index.html
Money and Tipping
The tram is the best way to get around. Take line 1 or 3 to Hondori to get to the city center or line 3 to Genbaku Dome-Mae to go to Peace Park directly. Most fares are ¥160 (May 2014). Enter from the back and pay when you exit from the front. Exact change in coins is required but the fare box has a separate section to give change for ¥500 coins and ¥1000 notes. A day pass is ¥600 (tram only) or ¥840 (tram and ferry from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima). When coming back, not all trams go to the end of the line so make sure the destination is marked Hiroshima Port or you will need to transfer at the last stop. Transfers can be obtained from the driver when exiting and paying. Guide to riding streetcars with map here http://www.hiroden.co.jp/train/rosenzu/streetcar_map.htm
If you want to go to Miyajima, you have three options.
There is also ferry service directly from Miyajima to Peace Park which gives you bit of a river cruise on the way there. This ferry is run by a separate company. The pier and ticket booth in Miyajima is just east of the main ferry building. In Peace Park, it is south of the dome by the bridge on the east side. (One way fare ¥2000, Nov 2011). Schedule and info here http://www.aqua-net-h.co.jp/en/
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Must See Sights
Shopping & Restaurants
The main covered shopping arcade is at Hondori.
Be sure to try the local specialty of Okonomiyaki, a unique pancake grilled in front of you. Okonomi-mura is a multi storied building with just Okonomiyaki restaurants. Directions here http://www.okonomimura.jp/foreign/english.html
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