Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima

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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.
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  • A solemn place to understand and experience as much as possible, the horrible impact of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Many experience deep sadness and anger after visiting this place.... But it's....  more
    A solemn place to understand and experience as much as possible, the horrible impact of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Many experience deep sadness and anger after visiting this place.... But it's....  more »
  • A very humbling experience. Feels so sad such a beautiful and lively city now and then was once completely destroyed ground up. The lone standing building despite being ground zero is just... 
    A very humbling experience. Feels so sad such a beautiful and lively city now and then was once completely destroyed ground up. The lone standing building despite being ground zero is just...  more »
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  • Extremely important and moving museum to document one of the most horrific events in modern history. Very powerful and somber museum that details some of the most horrific and graphic photos, accounts, and facts of the event. There was no censoring and filtering of information. They gathered as much information as possible and put it on display to show the truth. That is very commendable. Being Japanese and American, I have watched several documentaries on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, but they never fully detailed how horrific the conditions really were. This museum shows the most unfiltered and accurate accounts of the event. I don't think anyone can leave the museum and not be affected by it. It definitely has changed my thinking completely on the events.
  • This museum is documenting the complete history about impact and situation during atomic bomb in world war II. It was a devastating moment that i couldn’t even imagine. And the museum successfully capture all the moment. With lots of remains evidence/goods/clothes/ruins building being a showcase to remind us of how important peace needed in this world. It surely gave us a chill and bit a goosebumps as well. We can only feel silence in all the museum area. Somehow i felt that the time is stop in there. Memorable but sad at the same time. It’s a must historical site visit in Hiroshima.

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