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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  • This Bell represents peace in the world and every person passing it is sensible to go make it sound.
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  • A commemorative moment. A thought. A break. A trestle. The sound of the Bell. A prayer. A trestle. An appropriate conclusion on the way out of the Park.
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  • Peace Bell (the Bell of peace), built as a symbol of peaceful coexistence without nuclear weapons and wars, dedicated to pacifism and in memory of the victims who died as a result of the bomb, is one of the memorials we could visit on our visit to the Peace Memorial Park, which is undoubtedly the most visited area of Hiroshima. Did not have the opportunity to listen to the sound produced, but it sure impresses, because we know that it has been selected as one of "100 sounds that the Japanese want to keep" by the Environment Agency of Japan. In addition to the Bell Tower, it is interesting to also see the pond that surrounds it, where every year bloom beautiful lotus flowers. I hope that the sound of the Bell reaches all corners of the planet and to serve to abolish forever the use of atomic weapons and of any weapon having intended to put an end to the life of the people. Attentive, must hear the message of peace campaign. Greetings to all travelers.
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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.

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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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