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“Lovely, quiet spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks
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Shenzhen, China
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“Lovely, quiet spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The gardens are lovely and quiet. A nice place to take a break after touring all day or bring a picnic.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a couple of days in this peaceful setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We didn't know what to expect as we had been told by Aussies working in Japan that the Japanese think its a bit strange that westeners want to visit Hiroshima. Some Japanese feel its to gloat over the 'victory'.
We were taken aback at the sight of the dome wreckage of the remaining building the A bomb had hit- very movingly sad. The park is lovely and peaceful - adorned with flowers, peace bells and areas to reflect the past.
The message is one of peace.
Worth a visit to pay respect to all who were lost at that dreadful time.

Visited April 2013
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“Must see.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you are in Hiroshima you have probly come to see this park and you will not be disappointed especially in late March / early April which is cherry blossum season.

Visited April 2013
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“it is kind of peaceful...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you've been to a lot of parks around the world, I guess it depends on one's taste or vision when it comes to describing a park. this one's a modern type, more cement than soil, few modern art statues, This park showcase 3 major aspects, 1st, is the A-bomb dome, which is the only remaining remnant of the aftermath of the Atomic blast. 2nd, is the modern art statue of the child who died of radiation poisoning, along with it an area of thousands of paper cranes origami arranges in different messages. then the 3rd, of course, is the Hiroshima museum, which showcase the what happened when the A-bomb detonated. 4th, if you include the ordinary fountain. one can become a bit emotional when walking through this park.

Visited April 2013
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“Fitting Tribute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Spread over a large area on both sides of a river the peace park is a fitting tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima. A must see for all visitors to Japan.

Visited March 2013
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