Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, Naka

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A visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima 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 Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima into our Hiroshima journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hiroshima.
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  • We have all seen pictures of this place but it's when you visit that it all becomes so real. We spent a few hours just walking around, reading and thinking about the events that happened to make this ...  more »
  • I hope that the flame in the park can be extinguished soon! Also beautiful is the monument of the classmates, for the girl who died of leukemia, although she has finished the 1000 origamis that according to legend should help to health.
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  • We visited this memorial on a Bunniks tour of Japan. The whole experience was very informative and confronting. The message I received was for the world to stay away from the nuclear option. The photo...  more »
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  • The park itself is mainly a green space between the A-bomb Dome (原爆ドーム) and the cenotaph and museum, but you can also locate the Children's Memorial, the Peace Bell, and the Memorial Mound. On a nice day the area is likely to be full of families with children happily enjoying the pleasant environment. That may seem incongruous for a place that memorializes the destruction caused by an atomic bomb, but when you think of it, maybe that's the best possible use of the space.
  • I absolutely loved this place. It was great to be able to see all the history but also sad at the same time. It is good to reflect on ones past so that the same mistakes are not made in the future. There is a lot of stuff you can learn here that you probably were not taught in school. Overall, highly recommended to come here and at least learn a bit about history.
  • The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are blots on world history and the Peace Memorial Park serves as a reminder to the human race to always strive for peace and stay away from war at all costs. The park is designed around the Dome which is the remnant of the main community building in the city. The skeletal remains of the centre portion of this building have been preserved exactly as the day of the bombing and gives you a frisson of sadness when you view it. There are various other installations dedicated to the children who lost their lives in the war as well. Each memorial and cenotaph reminds you of the horror of war yet gives you a feeling of peace now. The colourful paper cranes hanging from each monument are symbols of peace and break the feeling of sadness and fill you with hope. The museum is stark but what I loved was the memorial prayer hall with its simple design of the clock stopping at 815 when the bomb hit the city. It can move you to tears. The river flows peacefully, school children ask you questions in English for a school project and people from all over the world look thoughtful as they contemplate the horrors of war and decide perhaps to find more peace in Thier lives. The Peace park serves it purpose with this manifestation. I think every single person in the world should be made to visit this memorial and maybe the world will be as one.
  • Absolutely worth seeing once in your life if you ever visit Hiroshima. The peace parc and museum are both very informative and you can also even touch some of the original pieces of houses that are from that time. Be prepared to get emotional though as it is nothing for weak nerves and it will make you see the events in an en even darker light.
  • Brutally honest and eye-opening. My group of friends and I went to learn about the towns long history of warfare and of course the brutal atomic bomb attacks during World War II. We spent maybe 3 hours between the museums and walking around the statues and iconic buildings still standing. The surrounding town is a testament to the destruction it experienced. Highly recommend going if you're in Japan, this is the location of one the most important moments of human history.
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