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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 82-241-4004
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This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses...

This park commemorates the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and houses the Peace Memorial Museum and monuments related to the horrific event.

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Expect crowds and be patient

My wife and I had a personal guide who gave us as much time as we wanted to pass through the Museum. There were a lot of school children present which made it hard to look at all... read more

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Berkeley Vale NSW Australia
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Berkeley Vale NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had a personal guide who gave us as much time as we wanted to pass through the Museum. There were a lot of school children present which made it hard to look at all the exhibits in detail or to get close enough to read some of the descriptions. You need to be patient as this... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must if you're in the area. It was a very haunting and upsetting experience if I'm honest. The museum really doesn't hold anything back when it comes to the horror of what happened but it's still very respectful. I cannot express how highly I recommend taking on this very important experience.

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Powerful, haunting, unforgettable, moving. A frightening moment in history. A place every human being should be able to visit, including every head of state, to truly understand the cost of nuclear war.

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Thank Henri C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The two of us went on a Wednesday afternoon and it was quite crowded with school kids. Everyone was polite but you had to be patient to see some of the displays. Admission was 300 Yen per person and an audioguide rental was another 300 Yen. The audioguide was definitely worth it. The displays are very well done but some... More 

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Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the museum while staying in Hiroshima, I think it is important for anyone visiting this beautiful city to recognise the tragic history. The museum itself is very well done, the stories are haunting and very sad to see and read. It could obviously be upsetting for some people but is never gratuitous. You should get the audio guide... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What to say that hasn't been said. Tip make sure you know all the things you want to see. There is a lot to do and see in this area and like us you may have to return as you missed something.

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Thank Claire4051
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Museum really is the gem of Hiroshima. It was so beautiful and moving and set in the right tone to serve as a tribute to all those who lost their lives there. It does however get exceptionally busy so plan appropriately.

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Thank Sarah I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I opted for the audio guided tour (costs an additional 300Yen) and did not regret my choice! The museum was well structured and it will lead your imagination back to the day Hiroshima was bombed.. The stories of those perished.. Of those who survived will undoubtedly keep your mind occupied.. I'd recommend allocating 2hrs or so in the museum itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As someone who learnt about Hiroshima for my GCSE history exam I thought I knew everything about the devastation it caused. How wrong I was. Even though parts of the musuem are closed for renovation you still get a detailed description of the horrific short and long term consequences of the bomb. It was a joy to listen to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was so moving in that it was one of the few buildings left standing after the Hiroshima bomb was dropped. The whole site which has been maintained is a reminder of why we should have a nuclear free world.

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