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Hiroshima

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Hiroshima

In 1945 Hiroshima became the first city in the world to have an atomic bomb dropped on it, but it has recovered to become one of Japan's major cities. Miyajima, an island near Hiroshima, is home to Itsukushima Shrine, whose famous torii (shrine gateway) sticks out of the sea at high tide. The shrine is a World Heritage site.