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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  • August 16, 2017
    Peace park is very big and there is a lot of things to see: mainly memorial peaces of the a-bomb. Peace park is also nice place to sit down and just hang.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Gardens and flowers where everything had been destroyed in seconds. A garden to remember the past and hope for the future.
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  • August 15, 2017
    In order for us to get here to Hiroshima Peace Memorial, my wife and I took the bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima. This is remembrance of the nuclear bomb dropped during WW2. Easy walking condition...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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
  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    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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