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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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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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An emotional journey

Never have I visited a museum packed full of people walking in utter silence. This place tells a brutal tale with no bitterness and although tears fall during your visit you leave... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never have I visited a museum packed full of people walking in utter silence. This place tells a brutal tale with no bitterness and although tears fall during your visit you leave with a sense of hope and inspiration that I have rarely experienced. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is thought provoking. Seeing the items of those killed in the bomb brings a stark realism to what happened. The museum provides a well balanced take on the events leading up to and after the bomb. The walk around the museum takes place in near silence despite the crowds with everyone there lost in their thoughts. Good educational... More 

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Brande, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This immaculately-kept park was hauntingly beautiful. While being picturesque, small reminders dot the landscape as a reminder of the horrors that took place here.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really there are no words to express my sadness on this Memorial Site and Museum. The walk around seeing where everything happened ,why,how ,when was utterly mind blowing. It will always stay with me for now and forever .They have done a wonderful job (trying to restore the orginal site) and the new walkways around the site are amazing to... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend this for no other reason than to get a sense for how Japan, and specifically Hiroshima, view the events leading to the 1945 bombing and subsequent rebuilding. The devastation is well paired with a deep examination of preceding events and presents everything as more fact with personal stories as a buoy rather than the main focus.

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Thank Eric H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a fine weather day, not many people, very well presented Museum, the most unforgettable museum in my life..

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Hiroshima or 1-2 hours away (e.g. Kyoto or Osaka) it's definitely somewhere to consider visiting. It may change what you think of humanity and suffering. It was a very intense visit - took the Shinkansen from Kyoto early morning and arrived mid-morning. Not a visit to rush through, because what you see will affect you. Before... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is located in peace park. The museum has a number of exhibits of everyday items burned and melted by the blast. This is a place to contemplate the horrors of nuclear war. If possible get the audio narration!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely not a place to miss in Japan. It is so important to have such a Memorial as a warning to future generations. I spent some 30 minutes having a most wonderful woman helping me make a paper crane. Needless to say my crane looked like a lame duck, but she gifted me with hers which was perfect.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited the museum 30 years ago and it remains one of the most moving places I have visited. The displays are excellent and there are many English-speaking volunteers who are a great source of additional information. The accounts of the events on the day of the bombing, and its subsequent effects, are presented in a very factual manner.... More 

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