Motoyasugawa River

Motoyasugawa River
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Page last updated: Aug, 01, 2018

At the Motoyasugawa river, which flows on the east side of the Peace Memorial Park, a ceremony called ""Toro-nagashi"" is held from the evening to the night on August 6th. Toro-nagashi is a ceremony to console the spirits of those who died, by floating lanterns on the river. On that day, many lanterns are put on the water, wishing for peace, as well as mourning those who died during the war. Everyone can buy a lantern at the shops along the river.
Interestingly, across Motoyasu Pier, over the river, ferries cruise everyday straight to Miyajima island which is the other World Heritage Site in Hiroshima. So this course is called the ""World Heritage Route."" You can get there quicker and easier than by train, even though the ferry is not very fast. How about enjoying the calm wind of Seto Island's sea?

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1 Nakajimacho Naka-ku,Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

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Regular Holiday

No closing days




1 minute walk from Hiroshima Electric Railway Genbakudomemae Station

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