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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a large park established in the heart of Hiroshima near the center of the atomic bomb blast in hopes of sustained world peace. The park includes a number of points of interest such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum which documents Hiroshima in the time of the bombing, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, or Genbaku Dome, the cenotaph of bomb victims, the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and International Conference Center Hiroshima. The Hiroshima Peace Bell that is rung in hopes of peace on Earth is designated as one of Japan's top 100 soundscapes by the Ministry of the Environment.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was built in the hope of sustained world peace.

Thing to Do at the Peace Memorial Park

The Peace Memorial Park itself is a testimony of the desire of the post war Japan of lasting world peace and nuclear disarmament. When at the Park, it is definitely worth visiting the Museum.
The Museum consists of 2 parts: the Main Building and the East Building. Inside the museum of the Peace Memorial Park you can find pictures and videos displaying how Hiroshima was before and after the War. Together with the Museum, in the Peace Memorial Park of Hiroshima you can also find the iconic cenotaph of bomb victims and the Hiroshima Peace Bell. Everything in the Park was thought to be a statement against the brutality of war.
Possibly the most iconic monument in the Peace Memorial Park,the A-Bomb Dome, now a UNESCO World Heritage, is what remains of the pre-war Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall in Hiroshima and now it is known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. It was one of the few buildings to remain standing after the explosion.

Everything in the Park was thought to be a statement against the brutality of war.

How to Get to Peace Memorial Park

The Peace Memorial Park is fairly easy to get to. You can take the Hiroshima Electric Railway train bound for Miyajimaguchi / Eba from JR Hiroshima Station, and get off at Genbaku Dome-mae Station, then walk for 8 minutes. Otherwise, if you start from the Hiroshima Station, you can take the tram 2 or 6 until you reach the Genbaku-Domu Mae stop. If you take this route, it will take around 15 minutes.

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More Information about Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Street address

1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City

Access

  • Take Hiroshima Electric Railway train bound for Miyajimaguchi / Eba from JR Hiroshima Station, and get off at Genbaku Dome-mae Station, walk for 8 minutes

Opening Hours

[Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum]
8:30 to 18:00
between March and November
(open until 19:00 in August, except August 5, 6, the Museum is open until 20:00)
8:30 to 17:00 between December and February

Closed

[Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum]
December 30, 31

Website

http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng

Best season

All year

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