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 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
57.68% 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
61.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Map
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Reviews
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.
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.
Sombre place to reflect and very well presented museum. It's a shame when I visited the full museum was not open and undergoing renovations. Which means it's only going to be better. Best visited starting from the northern end and A Bomb Dome then walking south to each monument.
Amazing and sobering site. Everyone should take the chance to visit. I was very impressed with the language access at the museum. Most displays had screens to select your preferred language, even Japanese Sign Language!
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.
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