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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
+81-82-241-4004
http://hpmmuseum.jp/
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While the city itself was destroyed by the Atomic Bombs in WWII. The Peace Memorial Museum was built as both a reminder of the destruction and point to move forward from. ... Read more
Regardless it is something beautiful created out of the terrible destruction of the past. Some parts of the museum are a bit graphic and may not be suitable for younger children.

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San Francisco
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Very impactful and moving experience to see the history of the atomic bomb drop right in the city it fell on. An important thing to see as a part of your visit to Japan.

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London

It was under construction when we were there but still it was really interesting to see all the pictures and artifacts from the incident.

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Singapore

A sombre museum dedicated to the Hiroshima a-bomb blast. You can learn about the history of the incident and the resulting damage to human lives in the Hiroshima region.

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New York City

Another must-see stop for any Hiroshima visit. Brace yourselves for an emotional, impactful walk through the devastation and destruction of nuclear warfare.

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Centennial

Do not skip this. It's powerful, and raw, and very sad but it's something everyone should see. I cry easily and found myself tearing up through it quite frequently.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

This is a very moving museum. There's a lot to read and absorb here, so if you're interested in the history, do leave yourself plenty of time to fully experience the museum.

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Menlo Park

Powerful, raw and thoughtfully curated museum depicting the history and horrors of the first atomic bomb on earth used on a city. It tells the stories, history and science behind the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and has numerous pleas and memorial sites urging peace for humanity. It is a powerful monument to see and a must for anyone in Hiroshima.

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San Jose

The exhibits are very disturbing, yet informative. It's an emotionally draining experience, but it's not a very long one. Depending on the crowd, you can get through the main hall in under an hour.

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New London

While the city itself was destroyed by the Atomic Bombs in WWII. The Peace Memorial Museum was built as both a reminder of the destruction and point to move forward from. Regardless it is something beautiful created out of the terrible destruction of the past. Some parts of the museum are a bit graphic and may not be suitable for younger children.

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Santa Clara

Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a park. With a tranquil river cutting through the middle and the sight of children playing nearby, you would have never thought a nuclear bomb was dropped decades ago.

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Los Angeles

A morbid feeling definitely creeps into your soul when you visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, but in a way where it humbles the person you are by seeing exactly how much destruction and loss was endured during the time of the atomic bomb. I can't even put into words how I felt the entire time I went through the museum and even walking the grounds of where all the destruction occurred. The reigning message that was spread throughout this place was definitely of peace. Peace after such tragedy and horror. I recommend visiting this place to really get a sense of how it would feel, even just a tiny bit, if our lives were to ever be affected by such a catastrophic event. So powerful. I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Chicago

This museum works to promote world peace and educate people about the destruction of the atomic bombing. Exhibits are educational and well-thought out, it's perfectly fine for families and students to explore. There are many artifacts and remnants from the bombing on display, as well as stories of people affected.

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Seattle

Incredible day. Very direct and powerful displays. War is a terrible thing.

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Klang

Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a place to remember the victims who died after the nuclear bomb. Every year Japanese people will came here to pray for peace and hope there is no war in the earth.

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Pittsford

Visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a "must" when in Hiroshima. Exhibits are beautifully & tastefully presented, even though seeing remnants of the bombing (e.g. personal belongings of school children etc.) can be upsetting. One of my favorite exhibits is the area devoted to Sasaki Sadakoh, including some of the tiny paper cranes she made from medicine wrappers. I recommend spending around two hours here in order to see/absorb everything. Located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the purpose of the museum is to document the atomic bombing, as well as to promote world peace.

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San Luis Obispo

This museum, which narrates the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WWII and its equally tragic aftermath, tells an important story. But unfortunately, the exhibits are largely a white-washing of Japan's imperial history and its own wartime actions in East / Southeast Asia. For a more balanced look at the beginning of the atomic age, check out Nagasaki's memorial museum, which take a more pro-active approach to peace.

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Honolulu

This memorial is dedicated to those lost because of the atomic device. It is at the center of the park and is generally quite peaceful. One can see the Atomic Dome Observatory when looking at the memorial.

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Helsinki, Finland

Must when you're at Hiroshima. If you want to learn more about the history of Hiroshima, it's a must-go-place for you. Walk it through, use a lot of time, spend the whole day in there. You will see so much that you won't even notice that the time passed.

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Bangkok

If you are a history person, you should spend a whole day here. It's a very educational place, perhaps a bit biased towards Japanese people. I nearly cried when I was walking through it. Please take your time to think about all the stories of the victims and may peace reigns over the world...

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This museum and Peace Memorial is something everyone should see. This will be the first and last of its kind. People are very friendly in Hiroshima and its a very peaceful city, please visit and check this place out.

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Aliases: A-Bomb Dome, Atomic Bomb Dome, Genbaku Dōmu, Genbaku Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 広島平和記念資料館

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