Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • MDKbrisbane
    Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    take time to reflect
    this place is worth a visit and as another reviewer has said to learn and understand more about what happened. im not sure if it happens every morning but we had a school do a tribute after the clock chimed and it was very moving as we were near the dome and they were facing it across the river. the park itself is beautiful with other monuments in memory of people who were effected. the museum is one of the best i have been to as it has been done so well giving us a better knowledge on what this area went through. lovely cafe nearby and great area for a picnic and a easy bus ride from the bus station ( just near the train station) will take you straight outside the park. we got there at 7.30 am and it was great as there was only a few people round.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, Nebraska1,664 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well presented
    This park is full of memorials, so it is helpful to pick up a map at the visitor center at the train station. They are all meaningful, but we were especially taken with the children's memorial, as there was a school group singing in front of it. The park is directly between the A-bomb dome and the museum, so it is very easy to access.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • bernadette316
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place of peace and remembrance. Free tours available from inside the museum building
    Thank you to our volunteer guide, Akiko, who is the daughter of an A-bomb survivor, for her time and generosity in showing us around this beautiful and peaceful memorial park. Whether you also ask for a guide (which is a free service available from inside the museum building, just ask at the desk) or just wander round the park by yourself, it’s a fitting place to remember the many victims of the Hiroshima A-bomb, both those that died immediately and those who died even years afterwards from radiation exposure related conditions, and to contemplate the importance of peace. Do not miss this during your visit to Hiroshima.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Difficult Not To Be Moved
    When you know why this park is here, it's difficult not to be moved. The various memorials, the information boards and the sight of the skeleton of the A-Bomb building, are all a reminder of what happened to the people of Hiroshima. Now there are thousands of school-children learning about their city's past. The Peace Memorial Museum is at the far end of the park. A must-visit place for anyone coming to Japan.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Norm the Nomad
    Australia1,225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent - very moving. A “must see”
    The 6th August 1945 was a day that changed the course of world history; for Japan; and specifically Hiroshima. Today we spent the morning visiting the Peace Memorial Park area, where we were able to reflect on this event. We saw a lot, starting with the actual Atomic Bomb Dome (the sole building remaining from that fateful day). It was situated under (what is known as) the Hypocentre (the bomb actually exploded ~600ft above this point. We then moved on to various other sights around the area - all excellent and well worth the time to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Wraxall_Travellers
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See
    The guides were keen to stress the peace message during our visit. We also walked over to blown out building which stood alone in the early evening sun of autumn. It was a must visit site in Hiroshima.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • SagaloutsTour
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom1,138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Moving
    We visited the Peace Park and the museum. Very moving experience to see how the people of Hiroshima suffered because of their country’s actions. It is hard to imagine how they suffered and the displays are very descriptive and some very upsetting. If you go independently you can get a free volunteer guide to take you around and explain everything you see, which is excellent to enable you to understand what happened and the ongoing effects on the people of Hiroshima even today
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Rodman100
    Wellington, New Zealand730 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorials
    A big park that has museums, memorials and a shrine. The most iconic building the A Dome is just on the right hand side after you enter the park. There is also a museum just past the entrance where there are a few displays and in the basement it tells a story of 1 man surviving the blast and how he escaped the building. There is also the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Musuem which has a lot of stories, photos. There is usually a waiting time of approx 45 - 60 minutes to get into the museum
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 November 2023
  • drlcs1
    365 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sombre experience
    The visit to the park was a sombre experience. It took us about 3-4 hours to visit and the area, which gave us enough time to appreciate the memorial, and the stories of the survivors. It’s rather crowded, as there were some school groups. However, we were lucky that on the day we visited it was particularly cold and there was no wait to get into the museum. We also came back after dark as the some of the buildings are lit beautifully as a memorial.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somber must-see memorial
    This memorial park is a must-see when visiting Hiroshima. The history of the atomic bomb explosion and after-effects were explained at different sites throughout the park with the Atomic Dome being the most recognizable. Ground zero was located around the corner from the dome, near a local hospital marked by a small plaque. A somber place for reflection. We didn't visit the Museum but the line-ups were massive. During the fall, school groups from around Japan often visit the park.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
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Ralph Wilhelm
Carmel, IN792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I had been to Japan many dozens of times for business over forty years but made little time for non-business excursions. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a stunning place, dedicated to peace and understanding. It is done exceptionally well with so much care going into the design and layout of the park. Enormous thought and planning went into making this Park quiet, peaceful, and a true statement to the horror of the nuclear war and just war itself. If you can make the time, I predict it will affect you quietly and subtly. Breath-taking in so many ways and also stunning in its starkness. If you get to this southern area of Kyushu, I'd highly recommend that you make time; it is moving beyond words.
Written 23 May 2024
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Mellie2013
Port Moody, Canada2,936 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Worth the time to wander through the well kept park. Statues and enormous empty spaces for contemplation. A memorial to the first atomic bomb and those lives lost.

When I last visited, the Children's Peace monument was enrobed in paper cranes. It was beautiful
Written 20 May 2024
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Prabir G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
A. Opening Hours : 7.30 to 19.00 hours              B. Entry Ticket: ¥ 200, Junior students free
C. Location : 1-2 Nakajima-chō, Naka-ku,
                        Hiroshima
D. Travel mode: Acessible public transport
F. PHOTOGRAPHY : Allowed,
          This park is ooened in 1954, dedicated  to the memories of the victims of the fallout of nuclear bombing in the town on 6th August 1945.  
          We visited this place during our recent trip to Japan. The park houses the famous A Bomb Dome, a Centograph, children's peace monument.  This monument displays a girl's statue with raised arms holding a paper crane. The girl , Sadako Sasaki, died of nuclear radiation. During her period of disease, she folded mire than 1000 paper cranes. The Peace Museum also is housed in thus park. The visit to this park makes one sad but put also in front of tithe reality of human cruelty.   
   A must see to become a witness to the ravage of atomic warfare and to pay homage to the memories of 140000 victims.
 

                     
                       
     
Written 13 May 2024
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A nice walk from our hotel. The city was so vibrant which demonstrated the resilience of the people of Hiroshima. The memorial park was well designed. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom. It was so beautiful. The monuments and memorials throughout the park were located throughout the park.
Written 12 May 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is a huge park at the center of the city. It has a museum, statues, Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Bell, gardens, benches, and river near it.

The museum has an entrance fee, the other attractions in this Park are free to enter and visit.

Tram Stop: The trams stop next to it, making it very accessible to visit.
Written 8 May 2024
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Soudamini Mohapatra
Bengaluru, India1,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The park is beautiful, peaceful, yet the horror and destruction of war is still visible. It's a well maintained place and visited by many tourists. It makes one feel bad to imagine the misery people have gone through, also appreciate how the city has grown from the debris. Must visit place for everyone.
Written 4 May 2024
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Peter G
Sydney, Australia2,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A beautiful park with lots to see from the museum to the dome.

Take your time and visit the children’s shrine and if you’re lucky, some cherry blossoms (early April).

It’s poignant and stirring.
Written 14 April 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The park includes many aspects related to the WWII bombing that ushered in the nuclear age. Aside from the well-recognized Atomic Bomb Dome, there are memorials to the children and all who died as a result of the bombing, including those who died years later.
Written 13 April 2024
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Caroline C
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was a sobering experience and well worth the trip to Hiroshima just to experience it. The peace park itself was stunning with cherry blossoms and lovely manicured gardens. There are incredible monuments built to honour those lost. The museum and the dome are both attached to the park. The dome itself is incredible - to look at something that stood at that time is amazing. The museum is as you’d expect - a very serious exhibition that stays with you.
Written 7 April 2024
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Ben69059
Singapore, Singapore324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A big park that is about 2km from Hiroshima station. There is a ferry from miyajima that stop directly at the park. It can also be reached via tram.
Written 5 April 2024
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