Hiroshima/General Information

Local information

Hiroshima

Hiroshima City, the world-renowned as “City of Peace” is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also known as a beautiful city, endowed with natural environment including the Seto Inland Sea and six rivers flowing through mountains and urban areas.
Hiroshima Peace Memoria Park including the Memorial Museum and the Miyajima Island are among most interesting tourist attractions in Japan.

More Information about Japan

Japan National Tourist Organization
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/index.html

More Information about Hiroshima

http://visithiroshima.net/plan_your_trip/
https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/en/information/

More Information about Miyajima

http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/



General Information

Official language

Japanese

Climate

https://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/hiroshima-shi/223955/weather-forecast/223955

Calling Code & Currency

The international calling code of Japan is +81
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/money.html

Time

The local time in Japan is GMT +8h
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/time-differences.html

Plugs & Electricity

100 V AC, 60Hz Participants may need an adaptor for electric appliances.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/electricity.html

Tipping

In japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotel and restaurants.

Visa

Please note that the VISA on ARRIVAL is NOT available at any airport in Japan.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/tourist-info/visa-information.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html

Access to Hiroshima

https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/en/access/

Transportation in Hiroshima City

https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/en/transportation/