List of Historic Sites of Japan (Hiroshima)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Hiroshima.[1] Twenty-five sites have been so designated (including two *Special Historic Sites); the Joseon Mission Sites span the prefectural borders with Okayama and also include an area of Shizuoka.[2][3]

Sites[edit]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Aki Kokubun-ji Site
安芸国分寺跡
Aki Kokubunji ato
Higashihiroshima provincial temple of Aki Province 34°26′04″N 132°44′59″E / 34.43445986°N 132.74958787°E / 34.43445986; 132.74958787 (Aki Kokubunji Site) 3 [1]
Ichinomiya
一宮 (桜山慈俊挙兵伝説地)
Ichinomiya (Sakurayama Koretoshi kyōhei den setsuchi)
Fukuyama Kibitsu Jinja (吉備津神社?), ichinomiya of Bingo Province; the legendary army raising ground of Sakurayama Koretoshi (桜山茲俊?) in 1331, featured in the Taiheiki[4] Kibitsu shurine02.JPG 34°34′09″N 133°16′17″E / 34.56917352°N 133.27149428°E / 34.56917352; 133.27149428 (Bingo Ichinomiya) 8 [2]
Yokomi Haiji Site
横見廃寺跡
Yokomi Haiji ato
Mihara 34°24′27″N 132°58′07″E / 34.40749072°N 132.96858572°E / 34.40749072; 132.96858572 (Yokomi Haiji Site) 3 [3]
Hanazono Site
花園遺跡
Hanazono iseki
Miyoshi 34°47′51″N 132°51′34″E / 34.79738865°N 132.85937502°E / 34.79738865; 132.85937502 (Hanazono Site) 1 [4]
Yosekuraiwakage Site
寄倉岩陰遺跡
Yosekuraiwakage iseki
Shōbara Jōmon site in the Taishaku Valley[5] 34°52′12″N 133°12′18″E / 34.86997874°N 133.20497182°E / 34.86997874; 133.20497182 (Yosekuraiwakage Site) 1 [5]
Kikkawa Clan Fortified Residence Sites
吉川氏城館跡
Kikkawa-shi jōkan ato
Kitahiroshima designation includes the sites of Surugamaru Castle (駿河丸城?), Ogurayama Castle (小倉山城?), Hinoyama Castle (日山城?), and the Kikkawa Motoharu Fortified Residence (吉川元春館?) (pictured) Kikkawamotoharuyakata01.jpg 34°46′16″N 132°29′50″E / 34.77116553°N 132.49709809°E / 34.77116553; 132.49709809 (Kikkawa Clan Fortified Residence Sites) 2, 3, 7 [6]
Miyanomae Haiji Site
宮の前廃寺跡
Miyanomae Haiji ato
Fukuyama Miyanomaehaijiato.JPG 34°30′34″N 133°23′47″E / 34.50952812°N 133.39626619°E / 34.50952812; 133.39626619 (Miyanomae Haiji Site) 3 [7]
Kagamiyama Castle Site
鏡山城
Kagamiyama-jō ato
Higashihiroshima Kagamiyama Castle.jpg 34°24′14″N 132°43′39″E / 34.40401768°N 132.72761886°E / 34.40401768; 132.72761886 (Kagamiyama Castle Site) 2 [8]
Genbaku Dome
原爆ドーム (旧広島県産業奨励館)
Genbaku dōmu
Hiroshima former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall; UNESCO World Heritage Site[6] HiroshimaGembakuDome6747.jpg 34°23′44″N 132°27′13″E / 34.39564667°N 132.45368502°E / 34.39564667; 132.45368502 (Genbaku Dome) 2 [9]
*Itsukushima
厳島
Itsukushima
Hatsukaichi island home of the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; also a Special Place of Scenic Beauty[7] (see List of National Treasures of Japan (Shrines)) 1Miyajima882.jpg 34°16′16″N 132°18′22″E / 34.27116774°N 132.30612348°E / 34.27116774; 132.30612348 (Itsukushima) 2, 3 [10]
Mitoshiro Kofun
御年代古墳
Mitoshiro kofun
Mihara 34°23′52″N 132°56′47″E / 34.39769694°N 132.94639674°E / 34.39769694; 132.94639674 (Mitoshiro Kofun) 1 [11]
Hiroshima Castle Site
広島城跡
Hiroshima-jō ato
Hiroshima Hiroshima Castle 11.JPG 34°24′06″N 132°27′34″E / 34.4016373°N 132.45948944°E / 34.4016373; 132.45948944 (Hiroshima Castle Site) 2 [12]
Mitsujō Kofun
三ツ城古墳
Mitsujō kofun
Higashihiroshima Mitsujo-Tumulus Ruins.jpg 34°24′59″N 132°44′03″E / 34.41647427°N 132.7340707°E / 34.41647427; 132.7340707 (Mitsujō Kofun) 1 [13]
Teramachi Haiji Site
寺町廃寺
Teramachi Haiji ato
Miyoshi 34°47′39″N 132°55′40″E / 34.79420563°N 132.92778823°E / 34.79420563; 132.92778823 (Teramachi Haiji Site) 3 [14]
Kobayakawa Clan Castle Sites
小早川氏城跡
Kobayakawa-shi shiro ato
Mihara designation includes the sites of Takayama Castle (高山城?), Niitakayama Castle (新高山城?), and Mihara Castle (三原城?) (pictured) 三原城.jpg 34°25′06″N 132°59′01″E / 34.41828233°N 132.98373031°E / 34.41828233; 132.98373031 (Kobayakawa Clan Castle Sites) 2 [15]
Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka Kofun Cluster
浄楽寺・七ツ塚古墳群
Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka kofun-gun
Miyoshi 34°46′03″N 132°54′03″E / 34.7675899°N 132.90083493°E / 34.7675899; 132.90083493 (Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka Kofun Cluster) 1 [16]
Jinyama Tumulus Cluster
陣山墳墓群
Jinyama funbo-gun
Miyoshi 34°47′20″N 132°54′29″E / 34.78893386°N 132.90797399°E / 34.78893386; 132.90797399 (Jinyama Tumulus Cluster) 1 [17]
Nakaoda Kofun Cluster
中小田古墳群
Nakaoda kofun-gun
Hiroshima 34°26′49″N 132°29′40″E / 34.44696186°N 132.49439191°E / 34.44696186; 132.49439191 (Nakaoda Kofun Cluster) 1 [18]
Futagozuka Kofun
二子塚古墳
Futagozuka kofun
Higashihiroshima 34°33′13″N 133°18′44″E / 34.5534732°N 133.31232843°E / 34.5534732; 133.31232843 (Futagozuka Kofun) 1 [19]
Fukuyama Castle Site
福山城跡
Fukuyama-jō ato
Fukuyama Fukuyama castle Bell tower.jpg 34°29′26″N 133°21′40″E / 34.49062941°N 133.36108448°E / 34.49062941; 133.36108448 (Fukuyama Castle Site) 2 [20]
Mōri Clan Castle Sites
毛利氏城跡
Mōri-shi shiro ato
Akitakata designation includes the sites of Tajihisarugake Castle (多治比猿掛城?) and Kōriyama Castle (郡山城?) (pictured) Ruins of koriyamajo.jpg 34°40′20″N 132°42′33″E / 34.67215835°N 132.70921886°E / 34.67215835; 132.70921886 (Mōri Clan Castle Sites) 2 [21]
Yadani Kofun
矢谷古墳
Yadani kofun
Miyoshi 34°47′11″N 132°52′51″E / 34.78626275°N 132.88094241°E / 34.78626275; 132.88094241 (Yadani Kofun) 1 [22]
Rai Sanyō Residence
頼山陽居室
Rai Sanyō kyoshitsu
Hiroshima incorporated within the Rai Sanyō Shiseki Museum (頼山陽史跡資料館?) 34°23′29″N 132°27′26″E / 34.39130212°N 132.45724565°E / 34.39130212; 132.45724565 (Rai Sanyō Residence) 8 [23]
*Renjuku and Kan Chazan Former Residence
廉塾ならびに菅茶山旧宅
Renjuku narabani Kansazan kyū-taku
Fukuyama 34°32′41″N 133°23′04″E / 34.54465901°N 133.38456683°E / 34.54465901; 133.38456683 (Renjuku and Kan Chazan Former Residence) 4, 8 [24]
Joseon Mission Sites
朝鮮通信使遺跡
Chōsen tsushinshi iseki
Fukuyama the designation includes Fukuzen-ji (福禅寺?), Honren-ji (本蓮寺?) in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture, and Seiken-ji (清見寺?) in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture Fukuzenji Fukuyama02s4592.jpg 34°22′59″N 133°23′00″E / 34.383078°N 133.383361°E / 34.383078; 133.383361 (Joseon Mission Sites) 9 [25]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 30 June 2012.

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