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Hiroshima City

Hiroshima, known as the International City of Peace & Culture, has a population of over a million people and is located in the western part of Honshu, the largest of the Japanese islands. It faces the Seto Inland Sea, a national park area. Hiroshima developed on the delta of the River Ota, which flows through the city. The major industry of Hiroshima is automobile manufacturing. Hiroshima Bay is a centre for the cultivation of oysters. It takes about four hours to reach Hiroshima from Tokyo by bullet train. Hiroshima has its own international airport with direct links to Shanghai, Dalian, Chengdu, Tianjin and Beijing in China, and to Guam, Korea and Taiwan. A flower festival is held in Hiroshima every May. More than 500,000 people from overseas visit Hiroshima every year.

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