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. Plan to see Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hiroshima itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is not a great place for children. The images and artifacts are important, relevant, and leave a strong impression. The museum is worth you time as a traveler, but will be a little too muc...  more »
  • if you are a history buff then you must go and spend time in this museum The reenactment of the bombing is something to see. The exhibits are well displayed , the evolution of nuclear bomb development...  more »
  • Understated but powerful. Especially the computerized recostruction of the impact. Very well situated  more »
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  • Saying I "loved it" would be far from the truth. But make no mistake, this is one of the most moving places I've ever been to. Seeing the horrors that this city has gone through is an astonishing experience. But it's seeing their commitment to making sure that it never happens again that makes it particularly heart wrenching. Easily one of the most important museums you could ever visit.
  • A beautifully executed memorial museum, full of personal stories of victims as well as educational "big-picture" information. Throughout the exhibition is the message of peace and a plea for nuclear disarmament. Heart-wrenching, tragic and truly amazing.
  • This is a really impressive and beautiful building designed by Kenzo Tange. The museum, in my point of view, was one of the interesting of Japan. A must-go! You can spend around 2-3 hours inside and learn a lot of things about this dark chapter of human history. The exhibitions is great and there are some explanations in many languages.
  • It is important that more Americans visit this museum. It was heartening to see that Barack Obama did so fairly recently. Coming here will make one want to hold loved ones close and never speak of using such weapons to anyone else, not even in speaking in jest. Be peaceful. Be courageous.
  • Brilliant museum with some stunning pieces of history. Great engaging stories and displays. Really enjoyed it