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]

National Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 February 2015, twenty-five sites have been designated as being of national significance (including two *Special Historic Sites); the Joseon Mission Sites span the prefectural borders with Okayama and also include an area of Shizuoka.[2][3][4]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
*Itsukushima
厳島
Itsukushima
Hatsukaichi island home of the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; also a Special Place of Scenic Beauty[5] (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 [1]
*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 [2]
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 [3]
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[6] Kibitsu shurine02.JPG 34°34′09″N 133°16′17″E / 34.56917352°N 133.27149428°E / 34.56917352; 133.27149428 (Bingo Ichinomiya) 8 [4]
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 [5]
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 [6]
Yosekuraiwakage Site
寄倉岩陰遺跡
Yosekuraiwakage iseki
Shōbara Jōmon site in the Taishaku Valley[7] 34°52′12″N 133°12′18″E / 34.86997874°N 133.20497182°E / 34.86997874; 133.20497182 (Yosekuraiwakage Site) 1 [7]
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 [8]
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 [9]
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 [10]
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[8] HiroshimaGembakuDome6747.jpg 34°23′44″N 132°27′13″E / 34.39564667°N 132.45368502°E / 34.39564667; 132.45368502 (Genbaku Dome) 2 [11]
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 [12]
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 [13]
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 [14]
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 [15]
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 (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 [16]
Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka Kofun Cluster
浄楽寺・七ツ塚古墳群
Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka kofun-gun
Miyoshi Jyoraku-ji and Nanatsuduka Kofun group.JPG 34°46′03″N 132°54′03″E / 34.7675899°N 132.90083493°E / 34.7675899; 132.90083493 (Jōrakuji-Nanatsuzuka Kofun Cluster) 1 [17]
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 [18]
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 [19]
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 [20]
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 [21]
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 [22]
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 [23]
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 [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 February 2015.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

As of 21 August 2014, one hundred and twenty-five sites have been designated as being of prefectural importance.[4][9]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Kabutoyama Kofun
兜山古墳
Kabutoyama kofun
Mihara 34°24′08″N 133°00′33″E / 34.402354°N 133.009042°E / 34.402354; 133.009042 (Kabutoyama Kofun) [26]
Yano Castle Site
矢野城
Yano-jō ato
Hiroshima 34°19′54″N 132°32′32″E / 34.331559°N 132.542182°E / 34.331559; 132.542182 (Yano Castle Site) [27]
Himetani Ware Kiln Site
姫谷焼窯跡
Himetani-yaki kama ato
Fukuyama Himetani yaki Tsubo.JPG 34°37′47″N 133°18′52″E / 34.629732°N 133.314468°E / 34.629732; 133.314468 (Himetani Ware Kiln Site) [28]
Isonomiya
磯宮
Isonomiya
Takehara 34°20′31″N 132°54′54″E / 34.341887°N 132.915039°E / 34.341887; 132.915039 (Isonomiya) [29]
Raikyō Heiyaku Residence
頼杏坪役宅
Raikyō Heiyaku taku
Miyoshi 34°48′45″N 132°50′43″E / 34.812568°N 132.845349°E / 34.812568; 132.845349 (Raikyō Heiyaku Residence) [30]
Miyoshi Shazō
三次社倉
Miyoshi Shazō
Miyoshi 34°48′44″N 132°50′43″E / 34.812198°N 132.845156°E / 34.812198; 132.845156 (Miyoshi Shazō) [31]
Kōtokuji Kofun
康徳寺古墳
Kōtokuji kofun
Sera 34°35′18″N 133°01′56″E / 34.588449°N 133.032318°E / 34.588449; 133.032318 (Kōtokuji Kofun) [32]
Kumano Ancient Pottery Kiln Site
熊野の古代土器窯跡
Kumano no kodai doki kama ato
Fukuyama 34°26′01″N 133°20′01″E / 34.433695°N 133.333487°E / 34.433695; 133.333487 (Kumano Ancient Pottery Kiln Site) [33]
Manpuku-ji Site
万福寺跡
Manpukuji ato
Sera 34°35′27″N 133°00′50″E / 34.590877°N 133.013764°E / 34.590877; 133.013764 (Manpukuji Site) [34]
Sennose Joseon Mission Resthouse Site
三ノ瀬朝鮮信使宿館跡
Sannose Chōsen shinshi shukukan ato
Kure 34°11′24″N 132°41′00″E / 34.190117°N 132.683205°E / 34.190117; 132.683205 (Sennose Joseon Mission Resthouse Site) [35]
Kamagari Guardhouse Site
蒲刈島番所
Kamagari-jima go-bansho ato
Kure 34°11′18″N 132°41′03″E / 34.188396°N 132.684117°E / 34.188396; 132.684117 (Kamagari Guardhouse Site) [36]
Sannose Honjin Site
三ノ瀬御本陣跡
Sannose o honjin ato
Kure 34°11′17″N 132°41′03″E / 34.188156°N 132.684064°E / 34.188156; 132.684064 (Sannose Honjin Site) [37]
Tomo Seven Exiled Nobles Site
鞆七卿落遺跡
Tomo shichi kyō-ochi iseki
Fukuyama Ota house Tomo01n4592.jpg 34°22′59″N 133°22′51″E / 34.383100°N 133.380874°E / 34.383100; 133.380874 (Tomo Seven Exiled Nobles Site) [38]
Mitarai Seven Exiled Nobles Site
御手洗七卿落遺跡
Mitarai shichi kyō-ochi iseki
Kure Shichikyoochi-iseki.jpg 34°10′47″N 132°51′58″E / 34.179677°N 132.866224°E / 34.179677; 132.866224 (Mitarai Seven Exiled Nobles Site) [39]
Waka-Ebisuya Site
若胡子屋跡
Waka-Ebisu-ya ato
Kure 34°10′45″N 132°51′59″E / 34.179206°N 132.866352°E / 34.179206; 132.866352 (Waka-Ebisuya Site) [40]
Hiraga Gennai Seishi
平賀源内生祠
Hiraga Gennai seishi
Fukuyama seishi are small shrines erected during the honorand's lifetime Hiraga Gennai seishi01s2040.jpg 34°22′57″N 133°22′38″E / 34.382400°N 133.377246°E / 34.382400; 133.377246 (Hiraga Gennai seishi) [41]
Kan Chazan Grave
菅茶山之墓
Kan Chazan no haka
Fukuyama 34°32′23″N 133°23′06″E / 34.539618°N 133.385129°E / 34.539618; 133.385129 (Kan Chazan Grave) [42]
Rai Family Grave
頼家之墓
Rai-ke no haka
Hiroshima 34°23′16″N 132°28′25″E / 34.387702°N 132.473626°E / 34.387702; 132.473626 (Rai Family Grave) [43]
Shōmoku-ji Site
青目寺跡
Shōmokuji ato
Fuchū 34°35′38″N 133°14′15″E / 34.593791°N 133.237628°E / 34.593791; 133.237628 (Shōmokuji Site) [44]
Government Cotton Spinning Factory Site
官立綿糸紡績工場跡
kanritsu menshi bōseki kōjō ato
Hiroshima 34°24′43″N 132°37′36″E / 34.411969°N 132.626583°E / 34.411969; 132.626583 (Government Cotton Spinning Factory Site) [45]
Seishin-ji Jōgahara Stone
棲真寺定ケ原石塔
Seishinji Jōgahara seki-tō
Mihara 34°27′33″N 132°56′32″E / 34.459149°N 132.942257°E / 34.459149; 132.942257 (Seishinji Jōgahara Stone Tō) [46]
Mōri Motonari Legendary Birthplace (Suzuo Castle Site)
毛利元就誕生伝説地(鈴尾城跡)
Mōri Motonari tanjō densetsu-chi (Suzuo-jō ato)
Akitakata 34°38′03″N 132°40′07″E / 34.634074°N 132.668542°E / 34.634074; 132.668542 (Mōri Motonari Legendary Birthplace (Suzuo Castle Site)) [47]
Mount Hiba Place of Legend
比婆山伝説地
Hiba-yama densetsu-chi
Shōbara associated with the Mount Hiba that was the burial place of Izanami-no-Mikoto according to the Kojiki Mt.Hiba.jpg 35°04′02″N 133°03′19″E / 35.067335°N 133.055181°E / 35.067335; 133.055181 (Mount Hiba Place of Legend) [48]
Kameyama Yayoi Site
亀山弥生式遺跡
Kameyama Yayoi-shiki iseki
Fukuyama 34°33′26″N 133°21′45″E / 34.557269°N 133.362545°E / 34.557269; 133.362545 (Kameyama Yayoi Site) [49]
Arifuku Castle Site
有福城跡
Arifuku-jō ato
Fuchū 34°42′50″N 133°06′53″E / 34.713959°N 133.114824°E / 34.713959; 133.114824 (Arifuku Castle Site) [50]
Tenryō Jōge Daikansho Site
天領上下代官所跡
Tenryō Jōge daikansho ato
Fuchū 34°41′38″N 133°07′20″E / 34.694016°N 133.122255°E / 34.694016; 133.122255 (Tenryō Jōge Daikansho Site) [51]
Hisagoyama Kofun
瓢山古墳
Hisagoyama kofun
Shōbara 34°51′37″N 133°01′25″E / 34.860178°N 133.023545°E / 34.860178; 133.023545 (Hisagoyama Kofun) [52]
Yoshidera Haiji Site
吉寺廃寺跡
Yoshidera haiji ato
Miyoshi 34°43′00″N 132°59′32″E / 34.716763°N 132.992244°E / 34.716763; 132.992244 (Yoshidera Haiji Site) [53]
Ueda Konbai Grave
植田艮背之墓
Ueda Konbai no haka
Hiroshima at Tamon-in (多聞院?) 34°23′12″N 132°28′18″E / 34.386787°N 132.471615°E / 34.386787; 132.471615 (Ueda Konbai Grave) [54]

Municipal Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, a further three hundred and forty-nine sites have been designated as being of municipal importance.[10]

See also[edit]

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