Hiroshima is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Hiroshima one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Hiroshima is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Hiroshima or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Hiroshima. Explore the historical monuments of Hiroshima with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Hiroshima guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Hiroshima page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Hiroshima landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Hiroshima.
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1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0811, Japan
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
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,...
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21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Fine example of a flatland castle, the Hiroshima Castle is also known as the Carp Castle. It was built in the year 1589 by Mori Terumoto and was an important seat of power in Western Japan. The main keep of the castle in 5 stories tall. Surrounded by a moat, the castle was destroyed in 1945 during the atomic bombing. Thirteen years later, its main ...
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2-11 Kaminoboricho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Japan
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Boasting of an annual footfall of 1,80,000, the Shukkei-en is a beautiful, fairy tale like garden situated in Hiroshima. Translated to English as ‘shrunken-scenery garden’, the place has miniature valleys, mountains, forests, ponds and small islands in these ponds! The Shukkei-en has a history dating back to 1620. However, during the at...
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1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The epicentre of the atomic bombing, the place where the bomb actually landed in Hiroshima is marked by a stone plaque. This marked site is the ‘ground zero’ of the bombing. It is situated a side street behind the A-bomb dome. A humble site, it will make you question the necessity of war.
The Honkawa National School was constructed in the year 1928. At 410 metres, this school stood closest to ground zero. On that unfaithful day of the bombing, the school lost around 400 students and 10 teachers. Since then the building has been renovated and it was opened as a peace museum in the year 1988. Visitors get to see exhibits collected from the bombed site.
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411 Mitakiyama, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0805, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
A scenic and serene walk along waterfalls and greenery takes you to the ancient temple of Mitaki-dera. Established in the year 809, the Shingon Buddhist temple has many Buddhist images and Jizo statues. A hike of about 15 minutes from the train station takes you up to the shady temple paths. The temple premises look like a fairytale with an en...