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For a sobering reminder of the horrors of nuclear warfare, visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. One of the museum's two wings details the history of Hiroshima, the development of and decision to use the bomb, and the following discussions surrounding nuclear warfare and disarmament. The other wing goes into detail about the devastating damage and longer-term effects of the bomb. Don't miss the A-Bomb dome on site, one of the few buildings in the area that has been left in the same condition since the day of the bombing. Use our Hiroshima trip maker app to add Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other attractions to your Hiroshima vacation plans.
Tours To Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $155
Duration: 7 hours
Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $144
Duration: 6 hours
Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $138
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Reviews
On my trip to Japan last summer, this was the first place I went to. As far as Japan attractions go, this one set the bar high. The exhibits will make most people tear up and make Americans realize... more »
Visited in June 2016 with my husband and brother. Difficult to see the scope of destruction and the horrible impact on so many lives. The videos were very descriptive and told the personal stories... more »
Amazing museum that it's very moving. While it is an emotional experience, I highly recommend spending 2-3 hours here because the history is so exceptionally documented. There are English translations of almost every sign and the photographs, paintings and other media are very well presented. A very tasteful museum for an event that is sometimes hard to talk about.
Full on and very moving experience. We went early in the day and i am glad we did, it would be hard to spend 3 hours here after a day of sightseeing. It takes a lot of emotional energy, and was incredibly draining and heartbreaking to read so many personal accounts. I would recommend doing some of your own research, especially about more complex things like the Potsdam Declaration, as there is more to it than was told in the museum. Overall, amazing and powerful experience.
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