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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
+81 82-242-7798
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Hiroshima
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well done memorial. Within the museum, get the tour guide. Heavy for me at some points - too many 'children' stories at one time - all the suffering from the children and not mention of the soldiers/military that was being aimed at - but overall, good teaching space to learn of the history of the events.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

They say there are 50 sculptures within the park, each with a different focus of respect for victims or survivors of the bombing. We observed several with the assistance of a wonderful local guide. Three highlights were the self reflecting bell, the peace cranes of Sadako, and a surviving tree showing its burn mark but alive nonetheless. The layout of... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Especially the monument for the children, displaying the folded paper birds from all over the world (constantly renewed).

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My sister and I visited Hiroshima. Our hotel was within view of Peace Memorial Park so it was very easy to spend time visiting all the displays, memorials and statues. Viewing the A-bomb dome was heart-wrenching, then we crossed the river and walked the length of the park. There was so much hope for peace throughout and we met so... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was intense and emotions came out that I had no idea I would feel. I can only imagine being there on August 6th. Everyone gathers before dawn and at 8:15 am when the bomb dropped they ring the peace bell. I highly recommend visiting. But be prepared it is pretty intense.

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Brunei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A well-kept and impressive park. Nicely laid out and calm. Fountains and grassy area are clean and well-tended. The children's memorial is also quite moving

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A thought provoking trip to the site where the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The statues and museum are worth taking your time and really checking them out. The trip to the Peace Park is a very easy one by tram from the main subway station.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a beautiful park, sculpted and manicured as a living memorial to all those people who lost their lives as a result of the A Bomb which fell on this city in 1945.

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North Hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

lovely park with many memorials, one that brought tears was the memorial for Sadako with origami cranes cherishing the memory of a girl who died from raditation poisoning. During our visit, there were groups of japanese school children ranging from elementary to middle school. They were lined up in their group ( different schools and classes ) and the would... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This park is very effective in reminding all visitors of the need to argue against the use of nuclear weapons. The peace bell, the children's (paper crane) monument, the 'eternal' flame, the cenotaph, pond and fountains all form an axis between the atomic bomb dome across the river and the museum at the other end of the park. Take the... More

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