With the rich natural beauty of the Seto Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains close at hand, Hiroshima Prefecture is blessed with delicious food from the sea and land. Hiroshima is also home to a wide variety of professional sports teams including the Hiroshima Toyo Carp baseball team and the Sanfrecce Hiroshima football team. The prefecture has a wide range of differing climates, from the warm air of the Seto Inland Sea to the ski fields in the north, as well as sports facilities suitable for a wide variety of sports, and accommodation facilities that can help athletes recuperate from the fatigue of training.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be an embodiment of the goal of Olympism stated in the Olympic Charter: the promotion of a peaceful society. The world’s first ever nuclear attack occurred in Hiroshima Prefecture, and we are therefore working in a comprehensive manner toward the elimination of nuclear weapons and on peacebuilding efforts , while also aiming to make Hiroshima a hub of world peace. The people of our prefecture are looking forward to welcoming you to Hiroshima, a symbol of peace and hope, offering our warm hospitality to all athletes preparing to participate in an event aimed at promoting world peace.
We are sincerely looking forward to seeing you here.
Hidehiko Yuzaki Hiroshima Prefectural Governor