Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and monuments related to the horrific event.
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nidhi c
Sagamihara, Japan23 contributions
Must visit place in Hiroshima
May 2021 • Friends
Must visit place to get to know the history. Its very overwhelming reading and seeing the photos of the tragedy happened in WW2.
Written May 5, 2021
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Jane O
11 contributions
So sad and beautiful
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written December 15, 2020
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z06stinger
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan27 contributions
Important world site
Nov 2020 • Family
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.
Written November 21, 2020
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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway558 contributions
Emotional and memorable experience
Nov 2019
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).
Written October 8, 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,825 contributions
A Moving Experience
Oct 2019
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.
Written September 24, 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,926 contributions
An absolute MUST. Do NOT miss. Wraps-up everything else you've seen in the last 2/3 hours
Oct 2019
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.
Written August 23, 2020
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Oberst v
12 contributions
Must see but the expect some lopsided viewpoints.
Jul 2020
Number 3 site to see in Hiroshima. It is historically important to see the effects of atomic weapons in the HOPE WE NEVER USE THEM AGAIN. The reasons for or against the need to use this weapon at that time in history can be widely debated. The museum projects that Hiroshima was an innocent city. The museum, incorrectly, states the atomic bombs were used because the US wanted to gain an upper hand with the Soviet Union for post WWII. The museum fails to mention the estimated casualties the US and Japan would have suffered if Japan was invaded (Operations Olympic and Coronet), nor the potential use of chemical weapons form both sides, nor a long list of other issues that would have occurred with a conventional battle on Honshu (including the fact that we could still be fighting WWII---last Japanese soldier was captured in 1972). The museum doesn't mention the death, destruction, and inhumane treatment the Japanese soldiers wrought on their prisoners and conquered people in other countries. So it's lopsided in the historical portrayal but still a must see.
Written July 24, 2020
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Shaggyismyman
Atlanta, GA123 contributions
Will never forget
Jun 2019
This experience was so moving and extremely important. It is a must see sight on a trip to Japan and the exhibit with the art made my survivors of the nuclear blasts was heartwrenching. An important place to see and an important part of history. We stayed for around 2 hours but could definitely stay longer. The park and memorials around are nice to walk through and it was extremely well done.
Written May 21, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Impressive musuem
Aug 2019
A must. And the trip to Hiroshima is worth just for visiting the museum. We all have heard about the atomic boming, we all know how terrible it was. But the museum reminds you the effects and drama it caused. No hate is shown, just sadness. Everything is explained with a very sensible touch and you won't feel indiferent.
Written May 11, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,793 contributions
Never forget
Nov 2019
The museum dedicated to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima, which occured during WWII, is definitely the one must see site in the city. It holistically tells the story of the events and days / months before and after the drop of the A-bomb and how generations of Japanese (and others) were traumtized by this terrible event. One can hardly not be shaken by this exposition and not feel a sense of solidarity with and sorrow for the people of Hiroshima. It is an important landmark that shows the indefinite cruelty humans can be capable of, but also the kindness and forgiveness that can be achieved no matter what.
Written April 9, 2020
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