Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0811, Japan
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-825042390
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Memorial, Monument, Family And Kids
About Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, also known as the Heiwakinen Park, is a park in the middle of Hiroshima city that contains several memorials dedicated to the atomic bomb victims of Hiroshima. The park is a reminder of the horrific past of the city. Spread across over 120,000 square meters, the park is home to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Genbaku Dome (aka A-Bomb Dome or Hiroshima Peace Memorial) and the Children’s Peace Monument. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum tells the history of Hiroshima with focus on the events of August 6, the day of the bombing, and its result on human life. On display are personal details and artefacts of the lives perished.
The museum is a constant reminder that one should not take peace for granted. The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial are the remains of the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, one of the only buildings that remained standing after the bombings. The story behind the Children’s Peace Monument is- Sadako Sasaki was a small 2 year old girl when she was exposed to the atomic bombing. 8 years later, due to her exposure to the radiations, she died of leukaemia. Shocked by her death, her classmates put out a national call to build a monument in memory of all the children who died because of the atomic bombing. The monument was completed on May 5, 1958 (Children's Day). There are 3 peace bells within the park. Visitors are encouraged to ring the bell to show support for ongoing peace throughout the world.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Information
- Museum contact number: +81 822414004
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Ticket Prices
Museum entry fees:
- Adults: ¥50
- Children: ¥30
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum hours from March to July and September to November 8:30 am to 6 pm; August 8:30 am to 7 pm; December to February 8:30 am to 7 pm.
How To reach Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park by Public Transport
- Genbaku Domu-mae tram stop.
- Heiwa-kinen-koen tram stop.
Restaurants Near Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
- Peace Park Cafe Shop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
95% of people who visit Hiroshima include Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
57.46% of people start their Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
60.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Reviews
The museum contains a concise collection of information and images concerning the atomic bomb which destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. The stories of those affected by the blast and it's after affects are told to great effect. The surrounding park is dedicated to images of peace and the hope that these weapons will never be used again. The contrast of modern Hiroshima as a backdrop to the preseved "Atomic Dome" is a stirring sight. I was deeply moved by the experience.
My second time here 12years after the first was just as powerful. It's a must go to place to realise the futility of these bombs. Spend time and go through the museum. Take it all in and be moved to be a better and more peaceful person to everyone. 👪✌
Very moving and confronting. No hint of apportioning blame to either side, just a passionate, heartfelt desire that it must never happen again. It opened up all sorts of great conversations with our kids. There will never be world peace while people keep rejecting the Prince of Peace.
While this park has a lot of sadness around it, it is actually a very nice place to visit. You're able to see various different places related to different aspects of Hiroshima. Primarily serving as a memorial to the atomic bombing by the Enola Gay during WWII, it has a lot of other points too. If you're going here, be sure to make it a day trip. The museum is pretty busy, but the park is also excellent for historical information.
This the park surrounding the museum. It's beautiful, and tranquil. Even with the hoards of people around, it seems to quiet all the noise. There isn't much to say about it, I think it's purpose is pretty self-explanatory. Go revel in it's beauty.