Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Hiroshima

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The hands of a large, frozen clock display 8:15 am, the exact time the bomb dropped, at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. View the sobering pictures and personal effects of the victims, and get a sense of the tragedy first-hand from survivors via audio and video testimonials throughout the museum. A 360-degree, patchwork panorama of Hiroshima after the bomb dropped pays tribute to the 140,000 killed, with each of the panorama's tiles dedicated to one of the known victims. The memorial stands as a warning to all who visit, and a respectful testament to the many who lost their lives without a moment's notice. Work out when and for how long to visit Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and other Hiroshima attractions using our handy Hiroshima route planning website .
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  • A relatively small museum. The other part was in the works. But very moving and terrible. A photo illustration
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  • You can see data of many victims(all?). The settings are very well done to think about them calmly.Highly recommendable.  more »
  • Walking down the ramp inside this Memorial Hall isn't enough to prepare you for the devastation that you see from the photographs after the bombing. You can look up victims by name if you are a relati...  more »
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  • It was a really strong place. You can feel the solemnity atmosphere in this architecture. Also you can hear the story of some people who were affected by the bomb. Really emotional place.
  • Peace Memorial Hall was one of my impactful places that I visited in Hiroshima. Its a very simple memorial, but it is gorgeous and a very emotional experience.
  • A must see to remember the horrors of war and never never forget the human folly. Touching indeed!
  • Sakura, roses, tulips, etc. are gorgeous here in April! A stunning contrast to the remains of the atomic bombed memorial. A free sightseeing bus (with 2 different routes) from the JR station takes you directly in front of the memorial.
  • A place to reflect and understand how import is peace to all.

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The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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