When mentioning Hiroshima, there is always one thing that comes to mind, the Hiroshima bombing. Hiroshima is the capital city of the Hiroshima Prefecture. Though with a dark history, Hiroshima has embraced the past and grew to become a developed city just similar to other big cities in Japan such as Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. Hiroshima has something for everyone, food, history and even beautiful sceneries.
Hiroshima is beautiful all year round, offering its visitors something different in every season. If you're trying to avoid the peak travel seasons, there are a few periods you should avoid. Amongst them are the New Year Celebration (31st December till the first week of January), Obon festival (13th to 15th August), the Golden Week holiday (end of April to early May) and Silver Week (end of September). During these times, not only foreign travellers but locals will also be doing a lot of travelling. Hiroshima is not only known for its history and spring foliage. There are many festivals celebrated in Hiroshima that attract many people from across the globe. Ebisuko or the Ebisu matsuri happens from 18th November to 20th and is held in honour of the god of commerce, merchants, fisherman and prosperity. During the three day festivals, there will be parades and activities focused at the Ebisu Shrine.
Clark International Airport - Located in Pampanga, Clark International Airport is the main international airport that serves for the city of Angeles and Mabalacat. It has handled international and domestic flights including China Eastern Airlines, Jeju Air, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Besides that, this airport operates for cargo airlines like FedEx Express, UPS Airlines, and many more. This airport also serves as the location for Philippine Air Force. The distance between this airport and the city is only about 1.1 kilometres. By taking a taxi, the taxi fare is around PHP 232.41.
Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) - Hiroshima Airport is the largest airport in the Chugoku Region. Located in the city of Mihara, Hiroshima, the airport is approximately 50 km from the city of Hiroshima. The most common way to get to and from Hiroshima airport is via the airport shuttle bus. There are shuttle buses from the airport to many different locations. To get to Hiroshima Station, the bus will take approximately 45 minutes and cost PHP603. Once at Hiroshima Station, travellers can choose to continue further on by train or take a taxi to the destination of choice.
Hiroshima experiences all four seasons with a high amount of rain, even in the driest months. The average temperature is 14.4 degrees Celsius. Hiroshima receives approximately 1640 mm of rainfall annually. The best and most well know seasons would be in Autumn (October to November) and Spring (March to April) In Autumn, the maple trees will turn red and brown while the gingko trees will turn to a beautiful yellow. In spring, the cherry blossoms will bloom and fill the trees with pink and white flowers. During the cherry blossom season, most Japanese like to have picnics under the cherry blossom trees and enjoy the flowers.