Gates of Peace

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Tucson, AZ10,987 contributions
Unusual Glass Peace Gates
Oct 2019
These gates make up the most unusual monument that I saw in Hiroshima's Peace Park. We almost missed it, because the massive installation is not in the main section of the park. Instead, the 10, almost 30-feet-high glass gates, framed in steel, loom just across Peace Boulevard from the Fountain of Peace. Nine gates symbolize the poet Dante's Nine Circles of H**l, and the 10th represents Hiroshima's own inferno when the Atomic bomb exploded overhead. "Peace," inscribed in 49 languages on the gates, using 18 alphabets, proclaims the desired future.

Placed closely together, the gates extend for about 246 feet east/west. It is one of the few interactive monuments that contribute to the park. We watched two visitors walk through all the gates, which was easy to do because of the 8.5-feet-wide openings.

Though I appreciated this contemporary approach, I preferred the more traditional monuments and memorials in the park.
Written September 22, 2020
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK767 contributions
Worth seeing as part of the Peace Park complex...
Oct 2019
We only spotted the Gates of Peace when looking for one of the monuments, outside of the main Peace Park, which I specifically wanted to see. They are interesting but not especially impressive on their own, especially if you don't speak Japanese,and also half-hidden by trees. I gather that they are lit at night, though.
Written December 19, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was an interesting series of structures. They were covered in writing but I did not see any plaques to explain the significance of the structures.
Written March 8, 2019
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,547 contributions
Better at night
Nov 2018 • Couples
These gates were not very striking during the day, but had much more of an impact when lit up at night. I wouldn’t suggest making a special trip to see them though.
Written November 13, 2018
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John S
Brisbane, Australia300 contributions
Good
Jun 2018 • Solo
The gates are just outside the peace park, I went during the day, I’m not sure but I think they might light up at night?.. overall really good to see and why not see everything at the peace park and museum at once.
Written June 23, 2018
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VivaHawaii
Honolulu, HI591 contributions
Peace Park
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a part of Peace Park, so if you visit Peace Park, you'll have the photo opportunity of the Gates of Peace!
Written June 17, 2018
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Alf_Lundsten
Espoo, Finland163 contributions
Works best during nighttime
Jan 2018 • Solo
The way this place is lighted makes it so much more impressive at dusk than it is at daytime (and yeah - it is even easy to miss during daytime)

And helps a lot if you know Japanese since there's a lot of text on the monument.
Written February 6, 2018
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188petere
Brisbane, Australia1,626 contributions
I think most people miss this
Nov 2017 • Couples
As we approached Peace Park I noticed that most people head to the Museum or Park and miss the gates totally as they are across the busy road.

As they blend into the trees they are not overly conspicuous, but are definitely worth the minute or so to cross the road (traffic light pedestrian crossing). Unable to read the inscriptions, it was fairly clear it was intended to pass on the thoughts of peace from around the world in different languages.

A shame more people don't go & see them
Written November 8, 2017
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pter4d
Halifax, UK290 contributions
Easily missed
Oct 2017 • Couples
Once you have visited the Peace Gardens etc. it easy to think that is it but just over the road there is the the Gates of Peace. Once you have got over the busy road you find the gates which you can walk through.
Written November 3, 2017
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iL0veTravel99
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
The start of the journey around the park!
Sep 2017 • Solo
It is located across the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Was expecting the park to be big so it can be confusing. I would recommend to start from here and move forward to the museum, Cenotaph etc.
Written October 8, 2017
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