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“Visit to the site of the first Atomic Bomb”

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island...
Ranked #3 of 286 things to do in Hiroshima
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been advised by a friend that visit to Hiroshima was well worthwhile. As our travel plans included a Japan Rail pass for the week we decided to go from Osaka by the bullet train to Hiroshima on Easter Sunday. The pass also included for tour buses round three routes to show travellers the city and you could hop on and off at leisure. We went straight to the Peace Park. The weather was beautiful and the Cherry Blossom in full flower - this is most certainly a place I think anyone should visit. It was very poignant, particularly being Easter Sunday, my wife and I sat and had our lunch in the sunshine just in front of the fountain - it was so memorable and touching to think of the devastation which was caused at this place and to see it now as a beautiful memorial to all those lost soles.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if in Hiroshima. It is an incredibly moving place that demonstrates why such a horrific weapon should never be used again.

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours in this park. It was very peaceful. A mixture of remembrance of the atomic bomb and peace/hope.

The atomic bomb site where a building was destroyed was worth a visit. There is also many statues for peace.

The park is beautiful at this time of the year. Cherry blossom in full bloom and people are sitting down on the grass having picnic.

A good way to teach our next generation atomic bomb damage and the importance of peace.

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly you must see the A Dome, both outside and inside. It is a solemn reminder of what happened in this city. Then you see the Shinto shrine, the bronzes, the plaques and the fountain and you realise the terrible events really happened right here but people survived and helped each other. Then walk over the bridge to the Peace Park to see the childrens paintings, paper signs and to ring the peace bell. across the road is the eternal flame and peace statue. The museum was closed for renovation but a few things inside the visitors centre reminds you of how resilient the Japanese people are. There doen't seem to be hatred for the USA but acceptance and tolerance that this should never happen again. Hiroshima is today a bright, bustling city.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the whole day mesmerized by all the impressions. The park is beautifully designed, allowing ample space for relaxation and reflection. All museums and monuments are in the park: each one is impressive and heartbreaking. While families are enjoying their lunch under the cherry blossoms, I was overwhelmed by the lasting impressions of the museum. The city of Hiroshima has recovered but the scar will always remain. Please, let there never be another nuclear attack!!!

Thank LaLouise13
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