Explore and Discover Hiroshima

Welcome to Hiroshima

Hiroshima Prefecture, situated in the southwestern part of Japan, is blessed with abundant natural beauty. Hiroshima is the 11th largest prefecture in the nation, and its total area is 8,473 square kilometers, 2.2% of the entire area of Japan.

Hiroshima Prefecture borders on Tottori and Shimane Prefectures to the north, and Okayama to the east, Yamaguchi to the west, and the Seto Inland Sea to the south.

Kagura (Shinto music dancing) at Mt. Dogo.
Courtesy of Renji Umatani
Some examples of popular hiking spots.
Click on the place name in red on the map.


There are nearly 400 mountains and about 140 islands in the prefecture. The climate in the prefecture varies from the south to the north.
Take, for example, snowfall in winter; the Seto Inland areas are relatively warm and snow is rare, but the Chugoku mountain areas often have a heavy snowfall.
As it changes from season to season, the character of mountains, valleys and fields varies with plentiful greenery in spring to summer and beautifully tinted leaves in autumn, and a fascinating landscape of snow in winter.

There are many good hiking courses in the prefecture. Moreover many cities and towns hold traditional festivals and a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Have memorable experiences exploring and discovering various parts of the prefecture. Joining
Gansu Hikes , that are held monthly on a voluntary basis, is recommended.

Here is information on popular hiking spots.

Mountains,Valleys and Waterfalls Gansu Hikes Snapshots Links

Place names are listed in alphabetical order.
This web site was created by Hirosan Hiroyama, who was involved in organizing the Gansu hiking trips for people from abroad for 20 years, with support from many enthusiastic Gansu hikers.
Last updated: Jan. 8, 2017
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