Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
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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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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Reviews
I come during the summer time so it was very hot. The museum was very informative yet in my opinion it was a bit one sided. And I was wondering why would they show very openly all those stuff that had been exposed in the nuclear radioactive. Isn't dangerous? Yet the interactive audio visual was amazing.
If you are in Japan, make the time to visit this place. The entire Peace memorial at Hiroshima is highly moving. While there, the immense suffering faced by the people in Hiroshima as a result of the atomic bomb is highly visible, with stories so sad that it's almost impossible to not shed a tear. But at the same time, what we saw was compassion of people who immediately sprung to action from all over the world, a sense of hope and the light of resilience shining through the rubbles of the city. Never again being the theme rising from the ashes.
Even if this is not up your alley I highly recommend going. Also recommend doing the museum first and then looking through the monuments and peace park as it means so much more once you have gone through the museum. The museum has done an amazing job of gathering artefacts and displaying the extent of the horrors that happened. A sobering experience but absolutely something one must do.
The park is a nice place to spend the day, with numerous monuments, a museum and a memorial hall. If you pick up the official tourist map of Hiroshima, the monuments in the park are numbered and you can simply follow the order of the numbers to have a self-guided tour of the park. To see every single monuments in the park + museum + memorial hall, you need at least half a day (more than 4 hours).
Great sense of history, of course. The museum is well worth a visit prior to strolling through the park. Sensitively done and very informative - balanced perspective and whilst some exhibits are very sad and heart breaking, overall the museum offers a great insight to the impact of war. The park itself is beautiful, and allows peaceful reflection especially after a visit to the museum.