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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

6,977 Reviews

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

6,977 Reviews
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Meet up with a friendly local guide in the morning and tour around the great town of Hiroshima! Visit shrines, ride a famous streetcar, and have a chat over snacks and tea?<br>Includes little Lovely souvenirs<br>①Lucky Charms "Omamori"<br>②1 Day Streetcar Pass<br>③Famous"Momiji Manju"(maple leaf-shaped cake)
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Jane O wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions7 helpful votes
Tears. Don’t avoid it. I did not weep until I saw the burnt silk children’s clothes in the exquisitely curated historical exhibition. You have to read Einstein’s letter to US President. Hiroshima is a pretty city.
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Date of experience: February 2020
z06stinger wrote a review Nov 2020
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan27 contributions9 helpful votes
An important place to visit with your family and neighbors so that we can ensure the mistakes of the past are not repeated. WWII killed millions, many died here at the end of WWII.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Elisabethmh wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway561 contributions80 helpful votes
A great museum in memory of the terrible consequences of the atomic bomb. A must visit if you are staying in Hiroshima. It is an important reminder of the cruel incident that happened. May it never happen again. Mind you a visit here can be very emotional and I reccomend to go see it with a friend/familymember/partner. Outside the Peace Memorial Museum, there is an open space with a peaceful pond where a flame is burning for peace on earth. Another memorial is dedicated to the children who died in the bombing, Childrens Peace Monument, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki (reccomend to read her story).
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,595 contributions3,493 helpful votes
We considered this museum to be the highlight of our visit to Hiroshima's Peace Park. It not only captures the horror of what happened as a result of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic-bomb attack on the city, but it also offers information on what led to the blast, Hiroshima today and the need to eliminate all nuclear weapons from the world. The story is presented in two buildings through what I consider to be a fairly balanced presentation with excellent exhibits. These include videos, photos, victims' comments, their personal possessions and bomb-damaged artifacts. Some sections can be emotionally draining, such as the stories of children victims and the graphic descriptions of medical problems, resulting from the blast. The rooms' dark walls intensified the discomfort I felt when viewing these types of exhibits. Information signs appear in Japanese and English and there are interactive elements for visitors, who would like more details. The case is definitely made for history to never repeat itself with nuclear weapons. We visited on an October 2019 morning and found the museum to be incredibly crowded. I often had to wait to see some of the exhibits. Many school groups were in the rooms, but the children stayed fairly quiet and were extremely well behaved. We spent more than three hours here and had a nice lunch in the cafe before leaving to look at the myriad monuments and memorials in the park. The museum admission at the time was a most reasonable 200 Y (about $1.90 U.S.). It is on the south side of the park and easily accessible by public transport.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Safariholic wrote a review Aug 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom1,904 contributions484 helpful votes
I admit that by the time we got here, I was nearing my limit - bombed-out you might say. All that reflection and soul-searching was taking its toll. And there was a queue and we had to pay, and ....... But I went in anyway. Rather unlikely to visit Hiroshima again, so 'Carpe Diem'. So glad I did. Now it has to be said - there is nothing nice, fun, pleasurable, amusing, entertaining, nor enjoyable about this Museum, but it is a superbly well-done exhibition, display and learning opportunity - sombre at times, highly thought provoking & challenging. It just wrapped-up everything else we had seen in the preceeding few hours. It gave me some sort of closure and allowed me to feel OK about myself, my emotions, reactions and that I had paid my Respects, amnd could now leave. 1 - 2 Hrs in here alone is almost required, judging by the foot traffic, we encountered.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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