Naturally, Hiroshima marked in with the memory of the atomic bombing it experienced in 1945. The city therefore cultivates with humility a great peace park, not far from the explosion. From the area, various places are accessible such as the remains of the "A-Bomb Dome", one of the few structures to have survived the blast of the bomb.
One of the inevitable visits is obviously Hiroshima Peace Museum. Built around two buildings, it shares memories of the bombing horrors. History is recalled synthetically with some science facts to share its message very clearly : such a horror should never happen again, and all nations of the world must denuclearize.
The museum also shows the events very graphically : models before / after explosion, extremely raw photos and remains of the impact. Some very visual parts may shock sensitive people, younger ones for example.
As you can see, I have not taken a lot of photos to enjoy the tour to the fullest. It also seems to me that this is a place to visit and experience by yourself.
How to get to Hiroshima Peace Museum
By bus -- Red color towards Yoshijima: Heiwa-Kinen-Koen Station and 5 minute walk
By tram -- Towards Miyajimaguchi or Eba: Genbaku-Domu-mae Station and 5 minute walk
Location unreachable with the JR Pass
Get there with a rental car
Admission: ¥50 (~US$ 0.40)
Audio-description in English: ¥300 (~US$ 2.60)
Get your Japanese Yens free of charge
Open every day:
- from 8:30am to 6pm from March to July and from September to November
- from 8:30am to 7pm in August
- from 8:30am to 5pm between December and February
Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Closed from December 29 to January 1st
How long / when to visit
One to several hours
広島平和記念資料館 (Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Shiryôkan : "Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum")