Hiroshima Airport is the air gateway to Hiroshima - the heart city of the Chugoku region. The number of yearly visitors to this airport is very large. This airport is the busiest airport in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. This airport is the starting point for a lot of people to travel the Chubu region since a majority of visitors are using domestic flights. There are various restaurants, cafes and shops with special products and souvenirs from various regions of Chubu and Shikoku in addition to Hiroshima Prefecture. It might be a good idea to research each local special product prior to an actual trip. If you forget to buy some souvenirs while travelling, you can buy them in the airport which is also really convenient. This airport itself can be counted as a sightseeing spot since the view from the airport is so fine because of the high altitude.
If you're going to rent a car at the Hiroshima Airport・・・
Renting a car at the airport would be the best way to enjoy travelling when Hiroshima Airport is the base of your trip. There are major rental car companies at Hiroshima Airport. They are on the 1st floor located next to the domestic arrival lobby Information counter. Since there are numerous rental car companies available, you can choose a rental car that fits your own travel plan.