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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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Phone Number: +81 82-241-4004
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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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so interesting and moving

Incredibly interesting museum. A must-see. My only regret is that a whole bunch of school kids showed up right when we did - so we didn't really get to see a lot of the stuff up... read more

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum contains many remnants of the calamity that hit Hiroshima during the WW2. It's a sad place unfortunately which shows a grim reminder of what human is capable of! All of the relics/remnants shown are from the aftermath of the unfortunate nuclear explosion.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Incredibly interesting museum. A must-see. My only regret is that a whole bunch of school kids showed up right when we did - so we didn't really get to see a lot of the stuff up close. There were literally hundreds of kids. I'd recommend either getting there early or late - we were there around noon-ish, as were all... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at about 6 am to a peaceful, dawn light that made this beautiful place even more otherworldly. It's hard to wrap your mind around the devastation that must have occurred here because, apart from the dome, the region is lovely. A beautiful park, river and walk ways distract you from the historical backdrop that makes this place famous.... More 

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Grosseto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place you have to visit if you are in the area. It's hard and touching. They offer a guided tour in English giveng by voluntieers. Ours was a very nice old man who was born one year after the bomb. We were impressed by the way we was explaining us what happened. You could not feel any... More 

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Berkeley Vale NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had a personal guide who gave us as much time as we wanted to pass through the Museum. There were a lot of school children present which made it hard to look at all the exhibits in detail or to get close enough to read some of the descriptions. You need to be patient as this... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must if you're in the area. It was a very haunting and upsetting experience if I'm honest. The museum really doesn't hold anything back when it comes to the horror of what happened but it's still very respectful. I cannot express how highly I recommend taking on this very important experience.

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powerful, haunting, unforgettable, moving. A frightening moment in history. A place every human being should be able to visit, including every head of state, to truly understand the cost of nuclear war.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was quite crowded with school kids. Everyone was polite but you had to be patient to see some of the displays. Admission was 300 Yen per person and an audioguide rental was another 300 Yen. The audioguide was definitely worth it. The displays are very well done but some... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum while staying in Hiroshima, I think it is important for anyone visiting this beautiful city to recognise the tragic history. The museum itself is very well done, the stories are haunting and very sad to see and read. It could obviously be upsetting for some people but is never gratuitous. You should get the audio guide... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to say that hasn't been said. Tip make sure you know all the things you want to see. There is a lot to do and see in this area and like us you may have to return as you missed something.

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