|Hiroshima Prefecture is situated in Western Japan on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea in an environment richly endowed with natural resources and scenic beauty. The sea, which yields fish, oysters, and seaweed is the foundation of a vibrant local marine economy. The northern part of the prefecture, dominated by the Chugoku Mountain Range, is characterized by small towns and farming villages, offering many kinds of traditional entertainment such as "Kagura" (sacred Shinto music and dance). The region is also renowned for its large variety of agricultural products including oranges and persimmons. The prefecture's diverse climate allows for the enjoyment of many seasonal sports.|
Seto Inland Sea
Located in the western part of Hiroshima prefecture facing the Seto Inland Sea, Hiroshima City is an energetic and thriving metropolis. Despite being the victim of the first atomic bomb in 1945, recent years have seen the city prosper with remarkable industrial development. As a result, the population has increased to over 1 million inhabitants. Today's Hiroshima has flourished to such an extent that little evidence remains of the atomic bomb tragedy. It is not surprising that Hiroshima City has become one of the worlds leading centers for Peace Studies and one of the major campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
With the recent relocation of Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima City transformed from an isolated Japanese town to a modern campus city. Higashi-Hiroshima City is situated in a basin about 30km east of Hiroshima City in a beautiful natural area that has long been famous for the brewing of sake, Japanese rice wine. The neighboring city of Saijo has all the big city amenities while keeping its rural appeal. Every October Saijo holds the Sake Matsuri, an energetic festival celebrating the area's long history of sake brewing. Higashi-Hiroshima and Saijo provide a beautiful place to study while catering to all the needs of the university student.
|Hiroshma Peace Memorial Park|