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Peace Memorial Park平和記念公園

A World Cultural Heritage Site. A focus on peace, and the retelling of the horrors of atomic bombs.

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A World Cultural Heritage Site. A focus on peace, and the retelling of the horrors of atomic bombs.

The Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) is the symbol of Hiroshima, a city that advocates peace throughout the world. The dome is located in the city, facing Hiroshima Bay in the Seto Inland Sea, and was originally the Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall, built in 1915. While all surrounding structures were destroyed in the atomic bomb explosion, this building miraculously remained standing. It was 6 August 1945 when the first atomic bomb ever used in combat was dropped on Hiroshima. People from all over the world visit the dome to resolve never to repeat this tragedy, and to offer a wish for peace.
Bare, scorched steel sticks out from the roof and collapsed walls. This miserable half-demolished figure expresses the dire devastation of the bombing that occurred in those days, the sins of war, and the preciousness of peace in the future. In 1996, the dome was inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Peace Memorial Park is located next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. There you will find the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, a number of monuments for peace, a tower erected for the repose of the souls of the victims of the atomic bomb, a memorial tower, and a fountain with an eternal Flame of Peace. Flocks of doves, a symbol of peace, are often seen flying around the park.


From Tokyo:
[Air] 1h 15 min from Haneda to Hiroshima Airport, and 45 min from the airport to Hiroshima Station by bus.
[Rail] 4h from Tokyo to Hiroshima Station by JR Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Line, and 16 min to Genbaku-Dome-mae by city tram.


From Osaka:
[Rail] 1h 30 min from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima Station by Shinkansen.


Hiroshima 広島県

Peace Memorial Park 平和記念公園