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. Peace Bell is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Hiroshima Edition.
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  • The peace Bell was completed 20. September 1964. Authored by Masahiko Katori. The Bell is displayed on the map of the world without borders between States and symbolises the "one world". Sound of the Bell was selected as one of the best 100 sounds of Japan. each visitor can symbolically ring the Bell.
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  • humbling, peaceful and must go to place whilst visiting hiroshima. Just sit through and take in the peaceful environment  more »
  • All bells should ring for peace - this one especially. An important part of the peace park, but can be checked in a couple of minutes.  more »
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  • Just opposite side of the river from Atomic Bomb Dome it is the Peace Bell...nice to walk around the area where there are many other monuments too
  • Had a quick look at this place, too. As you walk around, you will see it in front of you,
  • 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!
  • Very historical, the place is so clean and you can see many tourist

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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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