Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima

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A visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park allows tourists to pay respects to the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. A bustling commercial and business district reduced to rubble at the end of World War II, the area now features a memorial with manicured paths and three museums dedicated to the tragic event. Numerous monuments pay homage to the victims who perished from the explosion or of radiation-related illnesses in the years since. Put Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park into our Hiroshima journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hiroshima.
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  • It was very nice to walk through the Park and to see all the monuments. There were also a lot of information in English as one could read. A must visit if you are in Hiroshima.
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  • Only spent one day in Hiroshima,but this was the one place i wanted to see above all others. The park is well laid out,and depending on which way you enter,you wont miss anything. Obviously the A bomb...  more »
  • A fine and respectful Memorial. A well-arranged park, which, incidentally, is the most important museums. A must visit in Hiroshima.
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  • Very informative museum with a somber but optimistic feeling. It was a powerful exhibit of the history of the atomic bomb with the decision making that preceded the use of the weapon on Japan, as well as testimonials of people who were there at the time and the belongings of some of the people who died in Hiroshima along with their stories. Plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours here. I would say it was a very valuable part of my trip to Japan.
  • One of the main reasons I went to Hiroshima. It is fascinating to learn about what happened from the Japanese point of view and how it effected everyone and the size of the blast. The museum is very informative. A must do visit when in the city.
  • Must see for anyone that visits Japan. What's interesting when we visited is that there is large droves of school kids on field trips, reciting poems and singing. It's nice to know the next generation is learning about their history
  • If you're into history, this is a place to visit for sure. We enjoyed the long walks and taking photos. I personally find shrines and castles more interesting because of the shapes and structures, but you have to visit this place at least once.
  • One of the most touching, educational and reverential memorial parks I've seen. The museum remind visitors of the horrors of nuclear war and it's aftermath. The large, relaxing, peaceful, and well designed park encourages reflection on the beauty and preciousness of life.

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Where to stay in Hiroshima

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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