Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima, Chugoku

At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the worlds first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. The fierce blast wind and heat rays completely or partially destroyed or burnt down 90% of the city’s 76,000 buildings. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum lies within the Peace Memorial Park close to the hypocenter of the bomb. The East Building shows a history of Hiroshima before and after the bombing, and the West Building exhibits articles left by the victims, a-bomb-exposed materials, and photographs. The primary objective and mission of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are the same as those of the museum in the city of Hiroshima: the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of genuine and lasting world peace.’


1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
Admission Fee
50 yen
29 Dec.-1 Jan.
[Car]JR Hiroshima Station/Street car/15 min./Genbaku Dome-mae Station/On foot/2 min.

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