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Peace Bell

1 Nakajimacho Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811 , Japan
+81 82-504-2390
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Ranked #9 of 45 attractions in Hiroshima
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautifully crafted bell that is there to be rung by all. The sound truly resonates and can be heard from a fair distance. Close to the river with the A bomb dome building in perfect few. Very peaceful place

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Seattle, Washington
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Peace Bell in the Peace Park is a nice rendering in typical Japanese style. It is rung on ceremonial occasions to commerate the victims of the A bomb.

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Akita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Obviously it is for peace, and so there is a great atmosphere around the bell anyway. However when you look closely at it, it really is beautiful, decorated by a map of the world. It also rings out beautifully, although some may be embarrassed because it is also loud, but it is a bell that signifies peace, I recommend everyone... More

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Baltimore
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The peace bell was a fantastic way to end my visit to the powerful Peace Park. One is able to take a moment to reflect, and ring the bell to wish for peace in the world. There can never be enough hope for that, as the park reminds us. It was interesting to be there at a time when schoolchildren... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This bell has a haunting sound and seems to be rung by passers by. Very beautiful and evocative. Find it near the edge of the park.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Hiroshima should be congratulated for turning one of mankind's darkest moments into a place of peace. I think everyone should spend some time here and remind themselves how precious life is. Remember them when you ring the bell.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Peace Bell hangs in a beautiful park. The whole area is so serene and beautiful. When in Hiroshima make it a point to visit the Peace Bell.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

A charming bell located in the peace park directly across from the A dome. I was reluctant to ring it, and rightly so, as it was surprisingly loud, and everyone in the park turned around to look! Although Visitors are welcomed to ring it, as it rings the sound of peace. An attractive lily pond is surrounding it ( with... More

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San Antonio TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Peace Bell is located in Peace Park. It's okay, nothing really special about it. You can ring it if you like.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very novel to see a relic-worthy instrument used in many official post-war ceremonies here for all to see and play. It's really, really loud! I would not recommend goofing around and standing inside the bell.

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