Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0811, Japan
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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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Amazing place. Really see the evils of war. Evokes a lot of emotions. Sadness for those who died but also hope as you see how thriving the city is. Definitely a huge must see if you're in Hiroshima even for a few hours. Most of the access is free
Even though it is infamous for its history of the atomic bomb back in August 1945 I still think it's a very hauntingly beautiful sight and has very powerful message to the world as a symbol of a history that we should never repeat again and the park encourages the world that we should live in a Nuclear Free World. The museum about the atomic bomb is very informative and it has English information and definitely shines a light about the tragedy to all those that have lost their lives their homes and families. So I must say that this should be a must-see in Hiroshima.
This is a great place to visit. It definitely preserves the sanctity of the place while keeping it relevant to today. It is a very peaceful place and quite moving as well. They really bring to light the effects that it had on people's lives in a way that tells their stories without being dishonoring
Beautiful park. Very peaceful with families strolling. Lots of renovation on the Peace museum when we were there. Big cranes and heavy drilling.
Very impressive memorial place. Definitely one of the must-see sites in Hiroshima. The various information panels provoke very important questions about the production of nuclear weapons, which is as topical as ever.