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Learn about the catastrophic impact the atomic bomb had on Hiroshima through personal stories, scientific documentation and real footage at this museum dedicated to world peace.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is dedicated to documenting and displaying the tragic events of the atomic bombing the city endured in 1945, as well as promoting a message of peace. Opened in 1955, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum aims to explain the atomic bomb’s political, historical and social impact, offering insight into the horror of the event through personal stories, victim’s artifacts and scientific recordings. The museum’s overwhelming message, however, is a plea for international peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons all over the world.

The modern building was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange as a major section of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Begin your visit to the museum at the building’s main western section, which has a focus on the damage caused by the bomb. Both civic damage and human suffering are poignantly observed through displays of clothing and personal effects that belonged to victims. Note the extent of the damage on different materials, including stone and metal. Learn about the damage caused by the aftermath of the blast, including the poisonous irradiated black rain that fell on survivors. One section focuses on the catastrophic effects radiation has had on the community, which continues to this day.

The newer, eastern section of the museum presents the political and historical sphere of the bombing through picture panels, atomic bomb survivor interviews, informative text and testimonials by leading figures on the devastating impacts of nuclear weapons. This section makes an international appeal for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located at the southern end of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The museum is open daily until the early evening and has an admission fee. Brochures in several different languages are provided upon arrival. The nearest tram stations are Genbaku Dome-Mae and Heiwa Kinen Koen.

Discovering the extent of human suffering experienced as a result of the bomb may be very difficult to endure, but this museum marks an important site for Hiroshima’s remembrance, resilience and mission not to let nuclear disaster happen again. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and to decompress your experience at the site.

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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$40 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Kamiyacho. Atomic Bomb Dome ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Very nice hotel! Only thing that was kinda off putting is we found an old fry in between our beds lol but otherwise everything was nice! We ended up having to park a ways away because there isnt much close parking so that wasnt great but not horrible."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

THE KNOT Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamiyacho, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,534 reviews)
"Family-friendly, very convenient to major landmarks in the city. Many dining options at and immediately around the hotel. The pool is rather expensive to use through the club at the facility, that was the only disappointment for my kids."

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

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Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Washington is very clean and has staff well-acquainted with English speakers. With Okonomimura, Chuo-doori, and Hon-doori being right its doorstep, you don't have to go far for a great Hiroshima meal."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$40 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
3 out of 5
13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$44 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
9-12 NakaMachi Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
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HOTEL MYSTAYS Hiroshima Peace Park
HOTEL MYSTAYS Hiroshima Peace Park
3 out of 5
3-3-1 Otemachi, Naka, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$42 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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Red Planet Hiroshima
Red Planet Hiroshima
2.5 out of 5
7-10 Nagarekawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
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Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7-20 Naka-machi Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$99 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
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3 out of 5
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The price is AU$69 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
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