Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0811, Japan
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-825042390
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Landmark, Walking Area, Memorial, Monument, Family And Kids
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - Review
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 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
65.81% 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
51.08% of people prefer walking in order to reach Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Reviews
A somber but educational lesson on the dangers of atomic weapons. The park is open, spacious, and wonderful place to walk. The different monuments are beautifully constructed and includes inscriptions in multiple languages to allow for everyone to learn the history and significance of each statue. The main points of interest are the flame of peace, which is within the peace pond, the Children's monument, the burial mound, and the monument to the Korean victims. On one end of the park is the iconic Atomic Dome, with the other is the peace gate and the museum. The museum offers more in-depth explanations of what happened but the park itself does set the tone for the experience the museum offers. Unfortunately the actual drop point of the atomic bomb is not part of the park. There is a small monument down a side street near the park but it is not entirely clear how to find it. Some people might get confused as to where to find it.
This is an absolute not to missed location in Hiroshima. The history, the peace memorial museum, displays, and other memorials are all excellent and are all worth the time to visit and see. The park is well maintained and very nice to walk through. There are public restrooms here as well. It has nice views from the island to the buildings around it. The whole park can be viewed easily from the Orizuru Tower observation deck which is right beside the A-bomb (entrance fee). The T bridge is also good to see from here which leads into the park. It is very easy to get through many transit options. Definitely the highlight for a Hiroshima visit.
I was here in the Peace Park as part of my Japan trip. That a single atomic bomb does so much damage is really bad. The park was very nice and you could run it very nice. The idea to hang a peace bell with in the park I think is really great. I too have rung this bell as a sign of my remembrance of the many people who died in this tragedy.
A very solemn and peaceful park. Try to leave you politics at the bridge, and try and understand what happened here, and hope it never happens again. Outstanding, world-class museum and shrines. Presented in numerous languages. It conveys a message with assigning blame or guilt about the horror of nuclear apocalypse.
Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is the most popular destination in Hiroshima city. This beautiful and large park is over 120,000 square meters. It has memorials, trees, lawns, and walking paths are in stark contrast to the surrounding downtown area. A symbol of Hiroshima and a focus for prayers for world peace. At 8:15am on 6th August 1945, the first atomic bomb in human history was dropped on Hiroshima. Although, the Atomic Bomb Dome was located almost directly underneath the explosion, it somehow avoided complete destruction and the remains of the building still stand today. The residents of Hiroshima decided to keep this tragic reminder of war intact. The site was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1996. Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the suffering caused by war and nuclear weapons and the true value of peace.