Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Japan has stood witness to the worst disaster brought upon humans, by the humans, the nuclear bomb explosion. Hiroshima Peace Memorial, famously referred to as Atomic Bomb Dome is the only building which bore the brunt of the atomic bomb and is still standing. The building is a part of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which was declared a world heritage site in 1996. The bomb named ‘Little Boy’ exploded exactly above the building on August 6th 1945. This memorial is visited by thousands of tourists and locales throughout the year to pay their homage to the lives lost on that fateful day.

Celebrations in Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Starting: Sunday, 2 August 2015
Ending: Friday, 7 August 2015
Chichibu Yomatsuri (image courtesy- commons.wikimedia.org)
Chichibu Yomatsuri
Starting: Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Ending: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Takayama Spring Festival (bugbog.com)
Takayama Spring Festival
Starting: Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Ending: Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Sanja Matsuri
Sanja Matsuri
Starting: Friday, 15 May 2015
Ending: Sunday, 17 May 2015
Gion Matsuri Festival  (Image Courtesy: cambridge2000.com)
Gion Matsuri Festival
Starting: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Ending: Friday, 31 July 2015