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  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial - Genbaku Dome

  • A-Bomb Dome (Genbaku Domu)

  • A-Bomb Dome (Genbaku Domu)

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

  • Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph

  • Hiroshima Peace Flame

  • Hiroshima Children's Peace Monument

  • Hiroshima Children's Peace Monument

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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To remember the victims of the world´s first atomic bomb attack the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in the center of Hiroshima stands as the symbol of this tragedy. Over one million visitors from all over the world come every year to this 120.000 square meters park. Best Ryokans in HiroshimaExplore Ryokans in Hiroshima
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The park contains many buildings, monuments and museums like the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Memorial Cenotaph, Children’s Peace Monument, Peace Clock Tower, Flame of Peace and the A-Bomb Dome (Genbaku Domu). There are almost 50 memorials in and around the park. The Atomic Bomb Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park:
  • Opening Hours - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry 6:30 pm) in August
  • Opening Hours - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm) from December till February
  • Opening Hours - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (last entry 5:30 pm) rest of the year
  • Closed - December 29th till 31st
  • Admission Fee - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: free
  • Admission Fee - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: 50 yen

History

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was open for the public in 1954. Before the atomic bomb attack the park was the place of a bustling downtown center of Hiroshima. On the 6th of August 1945 the commercial and political heart of the city was destroyed by the explosion and thousands of people killed. 4 years after this tragedy the government of the city decided to create the Memorial Park instead of rebuilding the whole area.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is located within Naka-ku (ward) in the center of the city Hiroshima.
Address: 1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0811, Japan

How to get to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park?

  • 15min from Hiroshima Station to Genbaku Dome-mae Station by Tram (Line 2 or 6)

Sightseeing spots

important places:

A-Bomb Dome (Genbaku Domu) - Few buildings survived the explosion downtown Hiroshima, the A-Bomb Dome was one of them. The epicenter of the blast happens just 160m away from the building. It was originally constructed in 1915 as an Industrial Promotion Hall. The UNESCO World Heritage Site (1996) is now the symbol and reminder of Hiroshima's past.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - The centerpiece of the park is an education center about the atomic bomb and the history of Hiroshima. The museum opened in 1950 and consists of two buildings.

Memorial Cenotaph - Memorial Cenotaph is an arched tomb for the victims (more than 220 000) of the explosion. The memorial is located between the Atomic Bomb Dome and Memorial Museum. The following phrase can be found at the cenotaph - Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil.

Peace Flame - The flame burns since 1964 and will turned off when all nuclear bombs are removed from this planet.

Children's Peace Monument - The monument was created by Kazuo Kikuchi and Kiyoshi Ikebe. It remembers Sadako Sasaki and the thousands child victims of the atomic explosion. The statue was completed on the 5th of May in 1958 (Children’s Day).

Peace Bells - You can find in total 3 Peace Bells in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Visitors are encouraged to ring the bell for world peace.

Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims - The memorial hall was opened to the public in 2002 by the Japanese government.

Other memorials - Monument Dedicated to Toge Sankichi (local poet), Monument in Memory of the Korean Victims of the A-bomb, Aogiri Trees (survived the bombing), A-bomb Monument of the Hiroshima Municipal Girl's High School

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Peace Memorial Ceremony (6th)
The city of Hiroshima holds this event to remember the victims of the atomic bomb attack and to pray for world peace in the future. At 8:15 am (time when the bomb exploded) the Peace Bell is rung and for 1min the life stands still in Hiroshima. During the day there are more ceremonies held and visitors from overseas can get explanations by the helpful staff.