Prefectural capital:Hiroshima City
There are two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima Prefecture. The first is Itsukushima Shrine which had been worshipped by Heike (Taira clan) in the late Heian period. Leader of the Heike, Taira no Kiyomori had renovated Itsukushima Shrine to today’s scale. The dramatic gate or torii of Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions. The torii appears to be floating only at high tide. This beautiful view is classified as one of the Three Views of Japan (along with the sand bar Amanohashidate, and Matsushima Bay).
*The Three Views of Japan --- the sand bar Amanohashidate, Matsushima Bay and Itsukushima Shrine
*Prefectures of Japan