Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park2569 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- Museum contact number: +81 822414004
Entrance Ticket Details For Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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
- Genbaku Domu-mae tram stop.
- Heiwa-kinen-koen tram stop.
- Peace Park Cafe Shop
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79.93% 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