Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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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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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,136 contributions
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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Rob
Cape Town, South Africa220 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
When visiting Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Museum is one of the must do museums. We made the mistake of not getting an audio guide and felt as though we missed out. We weirdly couldn’t go back to purchase it, so if you’re keen on the stories behind the items, you definitely want to get an audio guide.

The museum is great and has information cards, so it’s still informative without the audio guides. It’s very easy to follow the directions and the museum is in a nice big open area, so you won’t feel over crowded. The entry fee without audio guides were ¥200 per person.

If you’re into these museums, which we are, plan for around 3 hours if you want to view everything including listening to the videos with a very leisurely stroll. Be prepared to leave a little emotional after hearing the stories and seeing the items.

We certainly felt as though it offered value and would definitely recommend it.
Written January 19, 2020
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Priscilla T
Berkeley, CA59 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Historically important and humanitarian significant site for families to visit. Did not take our youngest into museum due to graphic nature of bombing. Hard to walk through but a good experience. As museums go this is low tech however subject matter comes across clearly. Walking around town you also see physical evidence of the bombing
Written June 23, 2022
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Bipasha D
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
A solemn place to understand and experience as much as possible, the horrible impact of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Many experience deep sadness and anger after visiting this place.... But it's a must visit to understand why it's important to abolish nuclear weapons and how nothing can ever justify the usage of these weapons.

It takes about 3 hours to tour the whole museum. So may be keep one whole day to visit the nearby monuments related to this incident ( A-bomb dome, Peace memorial park) and this museum together.
Written March 21, 2022
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phale12017
United Kingdom50 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The day we visited the museum was the Japanese equivalent of a bank holiday. It was also hot and sunny and a Saturday, so there were many families and people in general there. When we walked round it was very crowded,adults and children walked shoulder to shoulder and everyone was completely silent!! It was an extremely moving experience.
The museum is a modern building with a pleasant cafe and interesting shops.
Written February 4, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,198 contributions
Dec 2019
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located inside the Peace Park. Just like the Peace Memorial Museum in Nagasaki, it houses remnants of the events from the Hiroshima bombing. Entrance requires a small fee of 200 yen per person.
Written January 11, 2020
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123TEM
Jakarta, Indonesia122 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I have been putting Hiroshima and Nagasaki in my travel plan for quite sometime and finally got the chance though only Hiroshima this time. Reading a lot of history on the two cities in particular the A-bomb unfortunate event back in the horrific month of August 1945, over 70 years ago, I guess I am intrigued by what the two cities look like now.

Once you step down from the shinkansen at the train station, you’ll find a city full of vibrations and lovely. What remains of the A-bomb blast is contained in the ground zero in the Memorial Park area. And stepping into the Museum is just like you were brought back to 1945 seeing the pictures, witnesses in videos and belongings of the victims of the bomb. A heartfelt goes to the people of Hiroshima as it says, for the victims,it will never end.

God bless
Written January 4, 2020
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deepar491
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Dec 2019
Informative and heartbreaking, the museum is very well laid out and handles crowds well. Be prepared to invest a significant time if you want to fully experience everything as despite it being a less busy time this museum was very crowded. Great explanations in English and Japanese.
Written January 11, 2020
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Urrbraelady
Burnside, Australia77 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This museum should be mandatory for any leader of a nation with nuclear weapon capabilities. It is gut wrenching and heartbreaking to read the personal accounts of the experiences of those whose lives were irrevocably changed by the dropping of the bomb.
The images and accounts are graphic and the young people (older teens) we were travelling with on a school trip were deeply moved and very subdued following the visit.
The museum shop has some beautiful peace themed items that are worth considering if you are needing to bring souvenirs or moments home.
Written January 2, 2020
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FiFiMaree
Camden, Australia26 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This museum has been put together so well. It is interesting, shocking, heart wrenching, and wonderful all at once. Captures the horror inflicted upon Hiroshima with unnecessary gore. If you don’t think nuclear armament should be stopped - I think this museum will change your mind. Highly recommend - but sensitive children may not be suited.
Written January 5, 2020
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