Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima
(4.6/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hiroshima itinerary builder.
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  • A must see visit in Hiroshima. So much information about the bomb with lots of artifacts that are from the bombing. A very sad and confronting display of a unnecessary war. 
  • Impressive museum, instructive on many fronts. Visited with a guide, what many had added value. A must-see in Hiroshima!
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  • I was traveling with children and wasn't sure if I could go inside with them. I thought the museum might be graphic and disturbing. I checked with the staff at reception and they said children were we...  more »
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  • If you are in Hiroshima then I strongly recommend visiting this museum, however it should be made very clear that this is not a positive/uplifting/brighten your day type of museum. This is a museum that shows the impact of the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and so it might not be appropriate for all visitors and/or all occasions. It is important to note that the admission fee for this museum has been raised from ¥50 to ¥200 (for adults) since April 2016 to help cover the cost of upkeep of the museum. This price, which is about the price of a soda at a convenience store, is well worth the price of admission. It's also ensuring that the museum can keep its doors open and I'm happy to help with that. If you are visiting, however, please take note that this is a slow paced museum. What I mean by that is, people read the information very carefully and examine the objects which make it a place you move through very slowly. I do not recommend this museum for those who are trying to keep a very tight schedule on a particular day.
  • This Place is heart-breaking... It's one thing to about what happened, but this place forces you to look behind the facts and instead look to what really counts: Hunanity. I cried several times walking through the museum. But to be honest I don't think "museum" is the right description it is more like a memory hall and after the visit you don't know more about history, it just leaves you alone with the feelings.
  • A very informative and well put together museum. I would recommend getting the audio guide as it adds another dimension to the museum. The museum is currently undergoing some renovations but is still well worth a visit. Coming to Hiroshima I had a lot of questions and this museum answered all of them.
  • Very somber and informative museum dedicated to the victims and toll from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The museum was quite crowded when I went. For those who have studied world war 2 history and are familiar with the significance of Hiroshima, the museum can probably be passed if tight on time. However, walking through for an hour or so was very interesting to see regardless.
  • Must do in Hiroshima, but follow general recommendations. If you get school visiting it worth to wait. Also they are currently reforming the first building. Be aware of this. Don't pass through the surviving testimonials at the end. They are powerful.