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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. To visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on your trip to Hiroshima, use our Hiroshima trip generator.
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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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  • Given the history of the City and how it was destroyed, it is impressive to see how beautiful it is currently. Very serene park with memorial structures and lots of trees.  more »
  • if you have bothered to come all the way to Hiroshima then this is certainly one area you will want to visit. With over 50 different memorials, statues, museums and monuments (all of which are free to...  more »
  • Though it is through atrocities that this park came into being, it is now a place of peace and thoughtful reflection of what happens when humans have not been respectful of one another. It is a very m...  more »
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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.