Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima

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For a sobering reminder of the horrors of nuclear warfare, visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. One of the museum's two wings details the history of Hiroshima, the development of and decision to use the bomb, and the following discussions surrounding nuclear warfare and disarmament. The other wing goes into detail about the devastating damage and longer-term effects of the bomb. Don't miss the A-Bomb dome on site, one of the few buildings in the area that has been left in the same condition since the day of the bombing. Use our Hiroshima trip maker app to add Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other attractions to your Hiroshima vacation plans.
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  • ○ senior citizen discount: high-handed attitude, drab and parents presents certificates to more than 80!. Does understand the rules a bit more politeness even good. And unfortunately seen mostly with chura (there was fortunately late senior citizen health insurance) ○ construction = should be free during this time now!
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  • Come once when I was in elementary school, but that after many decades the visited again. Is now seen in Quake-resistant, but even provisional Museum speaks to 8/6 using the latest technology. Stand out for the Gaijin article has been in the hobby was taken, I was not. Tricycle rusted in the exhibit is the description read and filled with tears, laugh filled with my son and daughter. I hope again I repeat 2 times.
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  • Worth seeing...really makes you stop and think especially when paired with the museum. Definitely worth the visit!  more »
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  • A pretty small museum but a must visit especially for those that enjoy educational trips. For adults admission cost is 200¥ per a person. The museum has tour guides etc but we didn't really notice until we saw other visitors with guides so we missed out on that experience. The layout is simple and takes you on a journey of before, during and the aftermath of the bombing. There are plenty of interactive screens with in-depth information on the history with a variety of translations. There is a wide range of testimonials from survivors and eye witnesses alongside objects and personal items which were destroyed by the bomb. We spent a good 40 minutes or so taking our time to read the information on the interactive screens and felt no pressure to rush through the museum. All in all we spent about 2-3 hours in the museum. I would imagine that during peak seasons and peak times the museum would feel too crowded too appreciate the exhibit so make sure to plan out the best time to visit. I would not recommend this as a museum to visit with young children.
  • It is an educational and emotional place, where the visitor can see photos of Hiroshima before the bombing and after the bombing. There are testimonials, eyewitness accounts, and objects distorted by the enormous energy of the bomb. However, the museum is rather small and therefore very crowded during my visit on a weekend. (The main building is currently under renovation and hopefully it will add more much-needed space after renovation.) For a less-crowded and more intimate experience, you should visit the peace museum in Nagasaki.
  • Definitely should be on your list if you happen to visit Japan and of course have the time. Once you reach Hiroshima station you will find volunteers who will guide you - the nicest bunch of guys a tourist can hope to meet. If you have a Japan Rail Pass then you can go around Hiroshima for free as there is a bus which operates on 3 routes - Orange, Green and Yellow. It's a hop- on/hop-off. You can cover everything worthwhile to visit at Hiroshima with this bus without spending a dime on taxis or buses if you have the Japan Rail Pass.
  • Having seen the Atomic Bomb Dome from a distance and visited the Memorial Park, my wife and I visited the Museum on January 11, 2018. Not slept at all the previous night, the kind of exhaustion in me was nothing when compared to the death, injury, pain and suffering of those atomic bomb victims as depicted via descriptions, photos and real exbihits. The Museum closes at 18:00 but our emotions were tied to historic space-time that we did not want to tell until being urged to do so!
  • Very informative museum with a very reasonable price of 200 yen. Go and listen to the English speaker at 2pm. She was amazing and so theatrical - we loved her!

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