Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Ramadurai R
Cincinnati, OH122 contributions
Historical
Aug 2021 • Solo
Very somber and unique! Happen to visit during the memorial weekend and it was hard to imagine what had happened. Very well kept and must see
Written August 13, 2021
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,987 contributions
Captures Horrors of War and Hope for Peace
Oct 2019
On an October 2019 visit to Japan, a friend and I included Hiroshima on our itinerary, specifically to visit this park. Filled with monuments and memorials, honoring the victims of the atomic-bomb blast on Aug. 6, 1945, the park provides a heart-rending experience. Close to the blast's ground zero, the big green space falls mostly between the Honkawa and Motoyasu rivers and is easily reached by public transport.

We started at the Peace Museum on the park's south side, and spent hours there, looking at beautifully curated exhibits. They include photos, videos, comments and personal effects of some of the bomb victims as well as the remains of common items, such as a twisted tricycle. But here and throughout the park, there is a focus on world peace and an end to nuclear weapons.

For example, "Peace" is inscribed in 49 languages on the 10, 30-feet-high glass gates installed across the street that runs south of the museum, and there is the always-burning Peace Flame to the north of the building. In terms of appearance, I especially liked the Children's Peace Monument with a backdrop of colorful origami cranes, brought here by children worldwide. Perhaps the most poignant stops for me were the Cenotaph with its registry of bombing victims and the Memorial Mound, which holds the ashes of 70,000 unclaimed victims.

A bridge across the Motoyasu took us to the A-Bomb Dome, the remains of the former Industrial Promotion Hall. The shell remains of the steel-domed four-story building, a miracle because the structure stood just 525 feet away from ground zero. But all the people inside died instantly. This building remains my most vivid recollection of our time in the park.

There are so many monuments and memorials to see that I recommend reading about them before coming and limiting stops to those of special interest. Otherwise, a visit here could be overwhelming.
Written September 23, 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,931 contributions
Its a MUST, so Excellent
Oct 2019
Start with the Dome, then enter the Park - Peace Bell, Mound, Flame of Peace, Cenotaph, & Museum.

No matter where you stand on the Subject or thought beforehand, I cannot imagine a single person not being moved nor finding ot very thought provoking - we did.
Written August 22, 2020
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Blank B
23 contributions
a park you should walk through when visiting Hiroshima
Sep 2019
When I went there was a group of students singing a peace song and the local station filming - I think, anyways; well worth the visit when in Hiroshima.
Written July 11, 2020
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StripeyMiata
Lisburn, UK631 contributions
Tranquil, peaceful, and absolutely a must-visit on any Hiroshima visitor's agenda.
Jul 2019
Very moving place. We saw the Dome, Children's Memorial, Teenagers memorial, the Flame of Peace and Peace Bell.
Written June 26, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2019
The Peace Memorial park is an area where you can walk and remember the horrors of the war by seeing several points: Genbaku Dome, Eternal Flame of Peace, Peace Flame or the Children's Peace Monument.
Memories come and it's a good moment to think about what we have done (and still do) as a society.
Written May 11, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,786 contributions
The importance lies in the symbolism, not in the architecture
Nov 2019
While the peace memorial park might not be among the most beautiful parks we got to enjoy in Japan, was it one if not the most significant one in meaning. Together with the museum and the A-bomb dome, does the park conclude the complex erected to commemorate the human tragedy that took part and ended WWII. It is a place not to be missed...
Written April 13, 2020
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KongHans1
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions
Think!
Mar 2020
Start from the "preserved" ruin and walk towards the war museum via the eternal flame (if man don't destroy nuclear bombs) till the museum. A pensive tour.
Written March 14, 2020
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Norbor74
Australia89 contributions
Thought-provoking
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful park with a very sad history, where they have managed to create a place with a positive message, i.e. no more nuclear war, from one of the darkest events in modern history. The memorial to Sadako, the girl who made 1000 paper cranes believing her wish to live would come true, is very moving. The day we visited there were several school groups presenting the 1000 paper cranes they had made at her memorial. The colour of all the 1000s of paper cranes added a vitality and sense of life to what is really a sombre memorial. There are many commemorative areas to look at in the park, including the Peace Bell, the Dome, the Museum etc.
Written March 7, 2020
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Jana_213
Sydney, Australia42 contributions
Important stop on your Japan itinerary.
Feb 2020
This even really shaped Japan. It is important as a tourist to learn about the things that have made Japan what it is today.
Written March 7, 2020
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