Holidays in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park showing a garden and a ruin

Spend a day reflecting on the atomic bombing that devastated Hiroshima in 1945 and discover the city’s mission for peace at this beautifully designed park in the city center.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a large public park in the heart of Hiroshima dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. The park is located in the hypocenter area of the bomb, which was almost completely leveled in the blast. Today, the elegantly designed park is a tranquil space dotted with memorial monuments, quiet gardens and symbols of peace.

While the park is accessible via bridges spanning the canals that border it on three sides, it is best approached from the south. From here, stroll through the gardens toward the elevated Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The park and museum were designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and opened in 1954 to inspire contemplation and peace in the aftermath of the blast.

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to gain insight into the devastating impact the bomb had on people’s lives and the city. The museum displays documentation of the blast, as well as its aftereffects. Discover the museum’s appeal for international peace and mission to abolish nuclear armaments.

As you leave the museum, you’ll see the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims on the edge of a still pool of water. The cenotaph holds a growing registry of names. Stand directly in front of the cenotaph to see the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome framed by the concrete arch. Within the park, you’ll also find the Children’s Peace Monument, the Gates of Peace, the Cenotaph for Korean Victims and the Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, among others.

Cross a bridge to reach the A-Bomb Dome, the only building left standing within the bomb’s hypocenter. The ruins of this stately structure offer a symbol of Hiroshima’s strength and endurance, and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is located in downtown Hiroshima. The nearest tram stations are Genbaku Domu Mae and Haiwa Kinen Koen. The park is open daily for free, but the museum charges a small fee for admission. Visit this park for a quiet day of reflection, learning and remembrance.

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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

RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
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

Hiroshima Washington Hotel
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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.
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.
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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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Red Planet Hiroshima
Red Planet Hiroshima
2.5 out of 5
7-10 Nagarekawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
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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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APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
3 out of 5
2-26, Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$69 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
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.
Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima, an IHG Hotel
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