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“Another excellent memorial in Hiroshima” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gates of Peace

Gates of Peace
57-2,57-3 Nakajimacho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 , Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-504-2390
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Ranked #34 of 82 things to do in Hiroshima
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Another excellent memorial in Hiroshima”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another well defined and sensitive memorial depicting the whole process to peace and the challenges to this city following the first aggressive use of the Nuclear/ Atomic Bomb. Another lasting memory.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Stunning at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Running along Peace Boulevard on the south perimeter of the Peace Park. These ten large gates covered in peace written in 49 languages, were built to mark the 60th anniversary of the bombing. They are best seen at night.

Visited December 2013
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Akita, Japan
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“Definitely something”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

It was quite something to walk through the gates of peace, seeing all of the different languages that had been used, giving the feeling that peace is wanted from all over the world.

Visited March 2014
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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“Very beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Totally worth it!
Great place, great view, great history.
It's just sad all those people blocking the view to take pictures of it instead of just watching it...

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Peaceful, especially after dark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you're at the Peace Memorial Park, after visiting the Cenotaph, keep walking towards the fountain, past the bronze mother/child statue, and cross Heiwa Odori, you would be at Gates of Peace.

This is a series of rectangular "gates" with writings of peace in all different languages. In fact, you can see white posts wishing for world peace throughout Japan at most attractions - subtle and yet powerful message.

The gates are lit at night and makes for a beautiful scene combined with the fountain (you would be looking south from where the fountain is. There are benches on either side of these gates for you to sit and reflect, which is a nice touch.

If you do decide to go this far south (it appears most don't make it past the Peace Memorial Museum), I recommend doing so after dark or at dusk as the gates will be lit up and stand out more against the backdrop of a grey concrete building. Timing is unfortunate though as the museum closes at 5 or 530 (couldn't remember) so you may need to make two separate trips.

Visited September 2013
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