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Peace Bell, Hiroshima

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Ring Peace Bell, and remember the lives lost when the bomb fell on Hiroshima on the 6th of August, 1945. A statement in favor of universal peace and a monument to all lives lost in wartime, the bell displays a map of the world with each country depicted as borderless, symbolizing togetherness, fraternity, and shared identity. Visitors can toll the bell and listen to the sound ring out around the surrounding park. Created in 1964 by Masahiko Katori, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, the bell stands as a powerful argument against nuclear weapons. See Peace Bell and all Hiroshima has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hiroshima itinerary maker.
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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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  • You can ring the bell for peace and out tour guide encouraged us to do this Hopefully if many, many people do this we might dream of peace becoming real everywhere  more »
  • This bell sits in the Peace Memorial Park. It looks like many other bells you see in the Far East. However, given the circumstances of this setting it seems more poignant than most. It was nice to hea...  more »
  • The tour group we were with took up too much time at the other sites in the Peace Park not allowing a trip to the Bell or free time to walk in reflection in the Park  more »
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  • Located across the river from A bomb dome. Set in the middle of a small lotus pond. You can get under the dome and get close with the large bell.
  • The bell makes a precious nearly silent gong. Beautiful!
  • Had a quick look at this place, too. As you walk around, you will see it in front of you,
  • Very historical, the place is so clean and you can see many tourist
  • The bell is located on the atomic dome side of the park. You can actually head up the path and walk into the bell area to ring it. You might have to wait if there's a lot of people wanting to ring the bell and take photos.