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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  • One can stroll around the park while admiring all the monuments, taking pictures and enjoying people watching.  more »
  • Strolling through the park and seeing all the peace memorials and the strings of paper cranes linked together as a peace symbol it just makes your heart ache and you say to yourself 'never again!' It ...  more »
  • For whatever reason, this space made me think of the National Mall in Washington D.C.—perhaps only because of all of the things to see along the way from one end to the other (Atomic Bomb Dome on one ...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Really see the evils of war. Evokes a lot of emotions. Sadness for those who died but also hope as you see how thriving the city is. Definitely a huge must see if you're in Hiroshima even for a few hours. Most of the access is free
  • Even though it is infamous for its history of the atomic bomb back in August 1945 I still think it's a very hauntingly beautiful sight and has very powerful message to the world as a symbol of a history that we should never repeat again and the park encourages the world that we should live in a Nuclear Free World. The museum about the atomic bomb is very informative and it has English information and definitely shines a light about the tragedy to all those that have lost their lives their homes and families. So I must say that this should be a must-see in Hiroshima.
  • This is a great place to visit. It definitely preserves the sanctity of the place while keeping it relevant to today. It is a very peaceful place and quite moving as well. They really bring to light the effects that it had on people's lives in a way that tells their stories without being dishonoring
  • Beautiful park. Very peaceful with families strolling. Lots of renovation on the Peace museum when we were there. Big cranes and heavy drilling.
  • Very impressive memorial place. Definitely one of the must-see sites in Hiroshima. The various information panels provoke very important questions about the production of nuclear weapons, which is as topical as ever.

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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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