Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • MDKbrisbane
    Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    take time to reflect
    this place is worth a visit and as another reviewer has said to learn and understand more about what happened. im not sure if it happens every morning but we had a school do a tribute after the clock chimed and it was very moving as we were near the dome and they were facing it across the river. the park itself is beautiful with other monuments in memory of people who were effected. the museum is one of the best i have been to as it has been done so well giving us a better knowledge on what this area went through. lovely cafe nearby and great area for a picnic and a easy bus ride from the bus station ( just near the train station) will take you straight outside the park. we got there at 7.30 am and it was great as there was only a few people round.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well presented
    This park is full of memorials, so it is helpful to pick up a map at the visitor center at the train station. They are all meaningful, but we were especially taken with the children's memorial, as there was a school group singing in front of it. The park is directly between the A-bomb dome and the museum, so it is very easy to access.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • bernadette316
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place of peace and remembrance. Free tours available from inside the museum building
    Thank you to our volunteer guide, Akiko, who is the daughter of an A-bomb survivor, for her time and generosity in showing us around this beautiful and peaceful memorial park. Whether you also ask for a guide (which is a free service available from inside the museum building, just ask at the desk) or just wander round the park by yourself, it’s a fitting place to remember the many victims of the Hiroshima A-bomb, both those that died immediately and those who died even years afterwards from radiation exposure related conditions, and to contemplate the importance of peace. Do not miss this during your visit to Hiroshima.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Difficult Not To Be Moved
    When you know why this park is here, it's difficult not to be moved. The various memorials, the information boards and the sight of the skeleton of the A-Bomb building, are all a reminder of what happened to the people of Hiroshima. Now there are thousands of school-children learning about their city's past. The Peace Memorial Museum is at the far end of the park. A must-visit place for anyone coming to Japan.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Norm the Nomad
    Australia1,227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent - very moving. A “must see”
    The 6th August 1945 was a day that changed the course of world history; for Japan; and specifically Hiroshima. Today we spent the morning visiting the Peace Memorial Park area, where we were able to reflect on this event. We saw a lot, starting with the actual Atomic Bomb Dome (the sole building remaining from that fateful day). It was situated under (what is known as) the Hypocentre (the bomb actually exploded ~600ft above this point. We then moved on to various other sights around the area - all excellent and well worth the time to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Wraxall_Travellers
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See
    The guides were keen to stress the peace message during our visit. We also walked over to blown out building which stood alone in the early evening sun of autumn. It was a must visit site in Hiroshima.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • SagaloutsTour
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom1,137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Moving
    We visited the Peace Park and the museum. Very moving experience to see how the people of Hiroshima suffered because of their country’s actions. It is hard to imagine how they suffered and the displays are very descriptive and some very upsetting. If you go independently you can get a free volunteer guide to take you around and explain everything you see, which is excellent to enable you to understand what happened and the ongoing effects on the people of Hiroshima even today
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Rodman100
    Wellington, New Zealand754 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorials
    A big park that has museums, memorials and a shrine. The most iconic building the A Dome is just on the right hand side after you enter the park. There is also a museum just past the entrance where there are a few displays and in the basement it tells a story of 1 man surviving the blast and how he escaped the building. There is also the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Musuem which has a lot of stories, photos. There is usually a waiting time of approx 45 - 60 minutes to get into the museum
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 13, 2023
  • drlcs1
    366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sombre experience
    The visit to the park was a sombre experience. It took us about 3-4 hours to visit and the area, which gave us enough time to appreciate the memorial, and the stories of the survivors. It’s rather crowded, as there were some school groups. However, we were lucky that on the day we visited it was particularly cold and there was no wait to get into the museum. We also came back after dark as the some of the buildings are lit beautifully as a memorial.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 4, 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somber must-see memorial
    This memorial park is a must-see when visiting Hiroshima. The history of the atomic bomb explosion and after-effects were explained at different sites throughout the park with the Atomic Dome being the most recognizable. Ground zero was located around the corner from the dome, near a local hospital marked by a small plaque. A somber place for reflection. We didn't visit the Museum but the line-ups were massive. During the fall, school groups from around Japan often visit the park.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 28, 2023
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phale12017
United Kingdom51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
We went to the Peace Park as part of a tour. We first visited the crossroads where the bomb was planned to be dropped. Then we visited the ruins and the water memorial. Other notable memorials are to mobilised students ( children who had to work for the war effort) who were killed and Sadako, a girl who died from radiation. One would have to be very hard hearted not to be saddened!
However, the Peace Park is beautifully laid out with flowers, fountains and sculptures. The Japanese want to stress and convey that what happened on August 6th 1945 never happens again!
I would certainly recommend the park and museum as a ‘must’ to visit!
Written February 4, 2020
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Amanda
Scotland, UK218 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Peace Park and Museum. This is a very emotional and sombre experience but an important one. I felt the park and the museum was very tastefully arranged to allow quiet reflection and respect for the magnitude of the events that occurred in Hiroshima (and Nagasaki)

Written February 5, 2020
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Norbor74
Australia87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Hiroshima's Peace Park, like Nagasaki's, is a large park with a lot of open space. Inside the park, you will find the A Dome Building and the Hiroshima Museum. The area is very well maintained and there are a few sculptures to remind people of the this act of war against Hiroshima.

The park is very well done and a must see if visiting Hiroshima.
Written January 11, 2020
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand754 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A big park that has museums, memorials and a shrine. The most iconic building the A Dome is just on the right hand side after you enter the park. There is also a museum just past the entrance where there are a few displays and in the basement it tells a story of 1 man surviving the blast and how he escaped the building. There is also the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Musuem which has a lot of stories, photos. There is usually a waiting time of approx 45 - 60 minutes to get into the museum
Written November 13, 2023
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David M
Shrewsbury, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is an absolute must for people visiting Japan. I’d give yourself about 3 to 4 hours to visit. The park is located about a 15 minute tram ride from Hiroshima’s main train station. You can get a day pass for the tram at the ticket office next to the tram station (just outside the train station). You need a number 6 or 2 tram which will take you to the park. The first thing you’ll see is the Atomic Dome. This is the structure that remained standing in ruins after the bomb exploded 600 metres above it. It’s the one most people will have seen in pictures of the aftermath (now a world heritage site). You can see all around it and take pictures . We also went to a building next to the site called the Hiroshima Orizuro Tower. There is an observation deck on the top floor looking down on the site. Costs about 2200 yen per person to go up. The peace memorial site is exactly as you’d expect. Beautiful and tranquil with places to stop and reflect on the horrors of that day. We also went to the Peace Memorial Museum. It is also a ‘must do’ and the museum goes into detail about what happened with some distressing imagery and artefacts. Be careful what time you go though. We went mid afternoon and it was absolutely rammed. In some areas there were just too many people in such a confined space to be able to properly appreciate what we were seeing. I gave up trying to read the information on the walls as I just couldn’t see with the sheer volume of people in some of the museum areas. It’s still a must do though.
Written March 28, 2024
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Ralph Wilhelm
Carmel, IN794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I had been to Japan many dozens of times for business over forty years but made little time for non-business excursions. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a stunning place, dedicated to peace and understanding. It is done exceptionally well with so much care going into the design and layout of the park. Enormous thought and planning went into making this Park quiet, peaceful, and a true statement to the horror of the nuclear war and just war itself. If you can make the time, I predict it will affect you quietly and subtly. Breath-taking in so many ways and also stunning in its starkness. If you get to this southern area of Kyushu, I'd highly recommend that you make time; it is moving beyond words.
Written May 23, 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is a huge park at the center of the city. It has a museum, statues, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Bell, gardens, benches, and river near it.

The museum has an entrance fee, the other attractions in this Park are free to enter and visit.

Tram Stop: The trams stop next to it, making it very accessible to visit.
Written May 8, 2024
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drlcs1
366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The visit to the park was a sombre experience. It took us about 3-4 hours to visit and the area, which gave us enough time to appreciate the memorial, and the stories of the survivors.

It’s rather crowded, as there were some school groups. However, we were lucky that on the day we visited it was particularly cold and there was no wait to get into the museum.

We also came back after dark as the some of the buildings are lit beautifully as a memorial.
Written December 5, 2023
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MDKbrisbane
Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
this place is worth a visit and as another reviewer has said to learn and understand more about what happened. im not sure if it happens every morning but we had a school do a tribute after the clock chimed and it was very moving as we were near the dome and they were facing it across the river. the park itself is beautiful with other monuments in memory of people who were effected. the museum is one of the best i have been to as it has been done so well giving us a better knowledge on what this area went through. lovely cafe nearby and great area for a picnic and a easy bus ride from the bus station ( just near the train station) will take you straight outside the park. we got there at 7.30 am and it was great as there was only a few people round.
Written June 23, 2023
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