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Peace Bell

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Address: 1 Nakajimacho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 , Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 82-504-2390
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Family backpack tour w 2yr old

Unforgettable experience. If you only choose one place to visit in Japan, make it here. I'm not an overly emotional person but it bought tears to my eyes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Glenning Valley, Australia

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Glenning Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Unforgettable experience. If you only choose one place to visit in Japan, make it here. I'm not an overly emotional person but it bought tears to my eyes.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visit the peace bell after you have been at the museum, then walk through the park and finally before going to the Dome, look at the bell (ring it) and watch the Children Peace Monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Although we went on a weekend as a daytrip to Hiroshima from Osaka, this serene park which is in the same location as the Atomic Dome and Children's Peace park is not crowded. I find a nice leisurely stroll through this historic park calms the mind and is an escape from downtown Hiroshima bustle.

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Mooresville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To hear the bell ring for a minute on August 6, 2015 was quite emotional. It is impossible to imagine the horror of 70 years ago, but it is possible to make new friends here and respect everyone you meet.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As part of your time in the A bomb precinct, this is an opportunity to do something with at least a more positive feel to it. No matter that your more rational side may consider your action to be in vain, ring that bell.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Situated in the peace park. Should definitely ring the bell but do so only after the meaning and inscriptions have been explained to you by a guide / or guide book.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The bell is available for any to approach and ring, and it is hard not to say a prayer or solemnly hope for peace as one approaches and takes a turn to ring it. Make it a part of your Peace Park visit!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A lovely resonating deep sound when it is struck. I can still hear it now...a day later. Wait patiently for your turn and watch the colourful dragonflies hoover over the nearby water feature.

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When this bell is rung it makes a somber sound which is in keeping with the reason it has been erected i.e. for remembrance. Another monument within the Peace Memorial Park and can be found where there are a few shady trees. Bell is up some steps surrounded by a waterlily pond and some queuing is involved, as everyone wants... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The bell is housed in the park and visitors are invited to lightly tap for a haunting sound to add to your experience in the Peace Park. The problem was the bell was chained up and nobody could ring it.

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