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Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

1-6 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
+81 82-543-6271
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This Hall gives you a glimpse of WW2 effects on Japan, needless to mention the effects of the Atom Bombs. At the end you also get to see short movies (10 mins each.) on what happened on the day of bombing. The stories will definitely bring tears in your eyes.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Probably not known anywhere near as well as the other attractions in Hiroshima, but other than the museum I would rate this as the best. Modern and thought provoking , especially the children's story on visiual.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A very sobering visit. Even with the large numbers of students there on the day of our visit, it was still very quite as visitors reflected on the many displays. Many relics from the atomic event demonstrate the magnitude of the forces involved. The sound of students singing together in the peace Park added to the atmosphere. A free visit... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is very quiet not many people were visiting maybe they didnt realise but thats what made it so great as the peacefullness added to the emotion that was being portrayed. it was free and the set uo was simple and beautiful and very emotional was well worth the visit. is located in the peace park check the guide... More

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Oban, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is one place that should be on everyone's bucket list; each an every one of us should come here and really understand why nuclear weapons should never be used again. We spent all afternoon wandering around the Memorial Park taking in the many, varied monuments and the Peace Hall is an imposing reminder and explanation of what happened here... More

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Rome, Italy
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363 attraction reviews
1,450 helpful votes 1,450 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

you definitely have to visit this place to understand how man can destroy himself. we must learn from mistakes

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Sao Paulo
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this is a very educative place to visit, with the history behind the bomb and why Hiroshima was chosen to get the first one. It's quite sad, but informative and interesting - worth a trip to Hiroshima.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walk around, take picture and "feel" the place... amazing. The ruins are the symbol of the destruction made ​​by theA bomb.

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Olathe, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I first visited the Peace Park in 2005, and so when we visited Japan last year my wife and I made a point to include Hiroshima on our itinerary. The Memorial Peace Park is perhaps the most emotionally challenging place I have ever been. The museum, which simply cannot be missed, tells the story of the first-ever nuclear weapon attack... More

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Perth, Australia
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Hall is very well presented, as one circles around and around and emerges in a totally different spot. A nice touch was being given a small box with some paper cranes inside upon entering.

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