In 1974, Higashihiroshima was created from the merger of four neighboring towns—Saijō, , Hachihonmatsu, Shiwa, and Takaya. In 2005, more towns were merged into the city—Kurose, Kōchi, Toyosaka, Fukutomi and Akitsu.
Media related to Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Higashihiroshima City website (in Japanese)
- "Cultural assets - Aki Kokubunji" at Pref.hiroshima.lg.jp