Peace Clock Tower

Peace Clock Tower, Hiroshima: Address, Peace Clock Tower Reviews: 4/5

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naihpos
Singapore, Singapore1,997 contributions
Opposite the dome
Jan 2020 • Solo
When u visit the dome, there is no way u can miss the clock tower. It is opposite the dome.. Read the reviews below about the chimes at 815am.
Written January 15, 2020
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK767 contributions
Interesting structure in the Peace Park
Oct 2019
It has to be said that this is not in itself as interesting or moving as most of the other elements in the Peace Park, but it must be a very emotive experience to listen to it chime at 8.15am.
Written December 18, 2019
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Alan V
Beerwah, Australia152 contributions
A different style of structure in the peace park.
Oct 2019 • Couples
Perhaps because it was not part of the original design for the park it does seem to be out of place with the other elements in the park. But, the twisted element in such close proximity to the atomic bomb dome seems to work at the northern end.

I did not hear the chime at 0815 but it is apparently wirthwhile if you can get the timing right. 0815 is the time of the explosion.
Written October 17, 2019
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Peter V
Moruya, Australia511 contributions
Part of the over all experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
On its own it is an interesting piece of architecture. But when viewed on a wholistic part of peace park it’s meaning becomes far greater.
Written September 13, 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Beautiful Clock Tower
Jun 2019 • Solo
A very distinctive clock located at the Peace Dome end of the park by the Aioi Bridge not far from the Peace Bell. It is huge and elegant and will be the first thing you see entering the park or the last if like me you enter at the museum end.
Every day at 8.15a.m, the time of the Atomic Bomb detonation, it plays a memorial chime - a lovely idea.
Written June 29, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,266 contributions
Intricate symbolism.
Jul 2018 • Family
The designer of the Peace Park, winner of the Pritzker prize Kenzo Tange was against cluttering the Park with a large number of sculptures. He was right. However, the lobbying resource of the Hiroshima Lion`s club was stronger than the authority of the architect. Peace Clock Tower was built in 1967 by Shoji Ohata. The tower consists of 3 iron pillars each twisted by 60 degrees with a spherical clock facing three directions on the top. The symbolism of the architect is elusive.
Written May 24, 2019
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amr100
Sydney, Australia952 contributions
Not worth the trip alone
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is probably the least interesting thing in the Peace Park - looks more like an radio antenna from afar......... or maybe I am missing something.
Written May 21, 2019
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Nejc Draganjec
Skofja Loka, Slovenia187 contributions
Don't overlook it
Jun 2018 • Couples
When visiting Hiroshima Peace memorial park you will at least see it for sure. Although a nice memorial to look at, the sound it makes every day at 8:15 is more important. The chime it makes every day marks the time of A-bomb explosion and is part of Japan's Soundscape - a selection 100 unique Japanese sounds that Environment Agency declared a national treasure.
Written May 8, 2019
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crunchie3
Leighton Buzzard, UK205 contributions
Quiet Reflection
Apr 2019
This was on our trip to Hiroshima, to see the nucleur bomb site, amd is very moving and is a must whilst in Horoshima.
Written April 23, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Interesting structure
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Peace Clock Tower is at the North entrance to the Peace Memorial Park, just across the water from the Atomic Bomb Dome. Worth going to see.
Written March 8, 2019
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