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  • Celyn T
    Luzon, Philippines94 contributions
    Seeing the dome was humbling yet saddening. The war had devastated this structure, but it still stands today as a reminder of the past.
    Written January 9, 2022
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  • izyphotos
    Mascot, Australia708 contributions
    A tranquil green space between two rivers that was once the site of an unprecedented tragedy, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an essential part of understanding Hiroshima City’s history.

    Before the bomb, the area of what is now the Peace Park was the political and commercial heart of the city. For this reason, it was chosen as the pilot's target. Four years to the day after the bomb was dropped, it was decided that the area would not be redeveloped but instead devoted to peace memorial facilities.

    All of the park’s memorials are within walking distance from each other, so when visiting allow yourself time to stroll around and view them all and take time to reflect.

    The most popular sights are : The A-Bomb Dome, The Flame of Peace, Memorial Monument, Memorial Tower, Sankichi Tōge Monument, Children’s Peace Monument, and Peace Bell.

    We were there at the beginning of Covid in March 2020 and sadly, the museum was closed. I was really disappointed but there was enough in the park to understand the destruction.

    It was so emotional and overwhelming, that we took a break for lunch and came back to continue.

    There is a lot to take in and read. It is very moving and a sombre atmosphere. Everyone who comes to Japan should come here to understand the history and the scale of the human tragedy in WWII.

    Take one of the sightseeing loop buses (meipurū-pu) from Hiroshima Station. It gives information on the specific sites.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Siddharth B
    Seattle, WA546 contributions
    Tucked in the shopping district in a multi-floor mall is Okonamimura, with shop-after-shop selling Hiroshima-style Okonimiyaki. It’s definitely an interesting sight to see and walk through multiple stalls before committing to one. Even though the stalls aren’t proper shops, they are pretty hygienic and at least in our case didn’t lead to any issues. We chose one of the random shops where the staff spoke some basic English, and ordered 2 items. Both of them were pretty tasty. It’s definitely an interesting attraction to come here and eat some authentic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Bexy1977
    Huddersfield, UK781 contributions
    We saw an advert for the game and managed to get unreserved tickets for the game between the Carps and Chunichi Dragons.

    It's was a great experience to be in Japanese sporting culture and feel the buzz around the stadium.

    The stadium has large concourses and is easy to navigate even for those with very little Japanese language skills.

    The seats are great views although not covered so when it rained in about the 4th innings we got a bit damp.

    So glad we decided to go and really enjoyed it.
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,764 contributions
    A friend of mine mentioned the Mitaki Temple near Hiroshima. I decided to walk here from downtown, only about 4 km or 2 miles. The temple area is pretty easy to find, there is a parking area here as well. I've been in Japan a year now and this might be one of the prettiest temples I've seen. The whole complex is just breathtaking. The Pagoda is pretty, but keep walking the trail and you will see shrines, statues, monuments, and other structures. The most impressive part was how the temples and nature co-exist. They built a lot of the structures in the side of the hills and this time of year (summer) it is wonderful. I can't wait to come back here in the fall to see it again.
    Written August 31, 2020
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  • David L Angus
    Perth, UK52 contributions
    A wonderful contemplative space on the 12th floor of the tower. Looking down on the A-Dome and across the Peace Park and out to the bay in the distance. Lots of opportunities to sit and contemplate the horror of the Atomic Bomb and aftermath.
    Walk down the spiral stair and fold a crane(Orizuru) and watch it float down the glass funnel to join thousands of others. Then continue down the rest of the spiral stair to the ground or if you are small enough use the Shute to slide down. Lovely finish to an emotional visit.
    Written October 16, 2019
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  • Oberst v
    12 contributions
    Basically just a plaque but to stand in this spot of an event that was historically significant is important. I hope nobody ever has to use a nuclear weapon again.
    Written July 24, 2020
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  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain664 contributions
    We didn't have the chance to go inside, it was already closed. It's much smaller than Himeji's, but it's very nice and cute. The surrounding park is very well taken care. It's worth if you're in Hiroshima.
    Written May 11, 2020
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  • Elisabethmh
    Oslo, Norway567 contributions
    Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time.
    Written October 8, 2020
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  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain664 contributions
    The peace flame is another reminder of the horrors of the war and the atomic bombing. It's inside the Peace Memorial Park and it has an additional angle. The flame will be lit until the world is nuclear free.
    Written May 11, 2020
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  • Rumples
    Tucson, AZ11,143 contributions
    Seeking out the source of the chimes that we heard occasionally while exploring the Peace Memorial Park, we came across an elevated structure that displays a big bell. Fairly close to the Atomic Bomb Dome, the open structure features a curved roof, supported by four pillars, and stands on a circular platform. A water feature around most of the platform contains lotus blossoms to signify what the bomb victims used to soothe their burns.

    Four steps lead from the ground to the platform and a sign invites visitors to come up and ring the bell, which hangs from the roof, for peace. About 10 people stood in line, waiting to do so on this early-October afternoon. We watched a few approach, pull the log, and strike the atomic energy symbol on the bell. Running short on time, we didn't stay to do the same. But we noted and concurred with a message on part of the dedication plaque: "Let all nuclear arms and wars be gone and the nations live in true peace."
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • Rumples
    Tucson, AZ11,143 contributions
    Exiting the Peace Memorial Museum, we noticed myriad visitors crowded around a simple granite-and-concrete monument in the Peace Memorial Park. We joined the quiet crowd and quickly learned that the structure features a central stone chamber that holds a registry of atomic bomb victims.

    Constructed in an arch shape to resemble an ancient Japanese clay house, the monument symbolizes sheltering the victims from rain. Though relatively small (15-feet-wide, 12-feet-high, 27-feet-long at the top), the Cenotaph made a big impact on me as I considered what it represents. Words inscribed at the site contributed to my emotions: "Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil.

    As we watched some visitors lay flowers by the monument, I noted an interesting sight line through the arch. From our viewpoint, the Peace Flame and the Atomic Bomb Dome were perfectly aligned behind the Cenotaph.
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • Peter R.
    Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
    Worth making the detour from the nearby 'A-Bomb Dome' to this 'Former Bank of Japan', if only to view the contrast between "then" (1945) and "now". Today it is just an interesting old building (built 1936), seamlessly integrated into the modern cityscape, but immediately after the bomb exploded this sturdily constructed building was one of the few buildings left standing in an otherwise sea of rubble. An illustrated signboard outside and an informative leaflet (available in English) provides all the details regarding this "free-to-enter" building. Unfortunately when I visited, I was unable to view the heat-affected vault in the Basement because the Basement area was closed-off for renovations (March ~ May 2019).
    Written July 19, 2019
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  • DonCesar
    Nuremberg, Germany2,030 contributions
    The classic roofed commercial street that is in almost every town, this one has less life and neon, but it has the stores and restaurants
    Written March 24, 2019
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  • iluv2eatntravel
    San Diego, CA1,872 contributions
    This is an essential port for travelers to reach Hiroshima by cruise ships or to reach nearby islands such as Miyajima. We took our ferry here to Miyajima. The port was clean and there were quite a few shops and restaurants within walking distance.
    Written June 29, 2019
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