Japan’s Itsukushima Shrine Tops List of World Heritage Sites to Visit, with Atomic Bomb Dome Ranking Fourth

According to a survey conducted by the Okinawa & Resort Hotel Information Media “&VACATION” on “Which World Heritage Site in Japan Would You Like to Visit?”, Itsukushima Shrine captured the top spot, with the Atomic Bomb Dome also ranking in fourth place.

The survey targeted both women and men who have visited Japan’s World Heritage Sites before, and Itsukushima Shrine surpassed cultural assets in Kyoto to claim the top spot. The combined attention on the Atomic Bomb Dome indicates the significant interest in Hiroshima as a major tourist destination.

[Survey Results]
1st Place: Itsukushima Shrine
2nd Place: Kyoto (Cultural Assets)
3rd Place: Himeji Castle
4th Place: Atomic Bomb Dome
5th Place: Shirakawa-go

Opinions of Those Who Chose Itsukushima Shrine:
“I hope you experience the mysterious atmosphere of Itsukushima Shrine and the changing scenery influenced by the ebb and flow of the tide. It’s a special place where you can feel the beauty of Japan.”

Opinions of Those Who Chose the Atomic Bomb Dome:
“The Atomic Bomb Dome symbolizes the tragedy of war and the desire for peace. Even those who do not know much about war can learn a lot by visiting.”

Hiroshima and Miyajima are highly regarded not only as tourist destinations but also from historical and cultural perspectives, attracting many tourists from around the world. Since the G7 Hiroshima Summit held in May last year, there has been a significant increase in tourists visiting the Peace Memorial Museum in the Peace Memorial Park, with queues forming outside the museum.

Currently, with the cherry blossoms blooming, the tourist season is in full swing, and many tourists are flocking from both domestic and international locations.