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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 82-241-4004
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses...

This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and monuments related to the horrific event.

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It is located within the Memorial Park so fairly easy to find. Definitely worth a stop to see what happened during and after the nuclear blast. There were options for an audio... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is located within the Memorial Park so fairly easy to find. Definitely worth a stop to see what happened during and after the nuclear blast. There were options for an audio guide but we just went without it and just looked at the displays there. Most things were in English so easy to understand what was being displayed. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very depressing and sobering experience, however one I am very glad I had. Very cheap entry which shows just how much the Japanese want to educate us all about this horrific moment in their history. Volunteers were very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Hiroshima, you definitely need to take a couple hours to visit this memorial site. Most of the area is free to visit and the history with the cranes was nice. We had a tour guide so they explained a lot but if you're on your own, there is limited signage explaining things but at least there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I opted for the audio guide for 300 yen. Worth it. Gives you more detailed information than the info written on the signs. Expect a lot of students on class excursions. Definitely crowded. The exhibition itself is a little old-school and could do with an update, but the exhibits really convey the disastrous effects of the bombing. If you only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Combined with the museum and the dome, this is a must see in Hiroshima. Take the tourist bus with the JR pass and walk back through the museum and park. The castle is within walking distance of the dome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking in the front door starts with the lump in the throat. The Clock of time sits in the entrance of the museum. The clock is set for the date of the bombing to today. I would recommend paying a minimal fee of $30 to walk through the Museum and learn more about the history of the bombing, the effects,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although there is not much here besides the burnt hulk of a building - it really is a must see. The emotional impact is quite strong. Amazing how a resilient people rose from the ashes to re-create a modern bustling city. We need to remember the past to make a peaceful future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you time it right there are successors who will tell you the real story of survivors. Takes about an hour, is in English in the afternoon. Comprehensive book shop available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hiroshima from Kyoto/Tokyo specifically for Peace Memorial Park and Museum. When we went to the Museum (Feb. 2017), the east hall was closed, but the main building had amazing information and exhibits as well as survivor testimony. I was sad to read that one of the reasons for the renovations were to expand the museum exhibits because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when visiting Hiroshima. The museum is very good and haunting at the same time. Artifacts from the aftermath of the bomb are on display. Even though photos are allowed, it didn't seem right taking pictures of clothing worn by victims. Entry ticket is only ¥200 and it's well worth it.

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