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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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When we visited 2nd October, we were lucky enough to get a free guided tour at 10.30 am just after we walked in. It was just our family of 4 by ourselves so the tour was very intimate . Our guide show... more »
I went to the museum 18 years ago and it was ok then but this time it felt much better done. One reason is the Museum uses more technology now to illustrate what happened when the bomb was dropped. Th... more »
When you buy the tickets you can get a postcard which is made out of the paper cranes that were left in the Peace Memorial Park. The main building was closed for renovations when we visited but it was not an issue. Before visiting I was told by someone that it's best to be mentally prepared when going there and only after I had seen the last part of the exhibition (clothes and other personal objects) I understood what he meant by that comment. It's one of those places you will always remember visiting.
I even wasn't able to take a lot of pictures because it was very strong and hard. Is it worthy? Completely. The whole museum covers a really important topic about the use of nuclear weapons and their horrible consequences. I hope visiting this museum brings a lot of concern and awareness toward this big problem. #NoMoreHiroshimas !!!
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