Located in the city of Mihara, Hiroshima Airport is one of the major gateways to Honshu, Japan’s largest island. For most visitors, a treasure trove of wonders await. The island is rich in natural beauty, with towering mountains and wild plains standing alongside lush green valleys and the idyllic islands of the Seto Inland Sea.
As the largest airport in the Chūgoku region, Hiroshima offers passengers world-class facilities. There are plenty of opportunities to shop and dine, or simply relax pre-flight. While 80% of the airport’s traffic is domestic, it also services international flights.
The airport is located in the south-west region of the Japanese archipelago, 50 kilometres east of Hiroshima. Currently, Hiroshima Airport has no railway station, though it can be accessed by public or private bus. By car, it’s a one-hour drive, with the public transit trip taking slightly longer. Luxe limousine services are also popular with well-heeled travellers.
For most visitors arriving via Hiroshima Airport, a trip to the city isn’t complete without delving into its fascinating, and somewhat fiery past. A symbol of peace, the Atomic Bomb Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage site and must visit attraction for history buffs. It’s quiet and spacious and stands as a permanent reminder of Japan’s prayers for peace.