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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Japan Winter 2024

Hiroshima | Japan

01 Mar 2024 | Fri

Day 11 of 17

  • Shinkansen Bullet Train – Osaka to Hiroshima
  • Walk from Hiroshima Station to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Hiroshima Hiroshima Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students
  • Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Hiroshima Flame of Peace
  • Hiroshima Victim’s Memorial Cenotaph
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall
  • Hiroshima Children’s Peace Monument

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was a deeply moving experience. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we felt it was important to understand the history. The museum bravely shares the harsh realities of the atomic bombing, through personal stories and graphic images. It paints a vivid picture of the horrors faced by the local people, not shying away from the truth. Despite the difficulty, we were grateful for the experience, as it gave us a profound understanding of the tragic event and its aftermath. It was a tough journey, but one we’re glad we took.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a museum located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in central Hiroshima, Japan, dedicated to documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II.

The museum was established in August 1955 with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall (now the International Conference Center Hiroshima). It is the most popular of Hiroshima’s destinations for school field-trips from all over Japan and for international visitors. 53 million people had visited the museum from its opening in 1955 through 2005, averaging over one million visitors per year. The architect of the main building was Kenzō Tange.

“The Peace Memorial Museum collects and displays belongings left by the victims, photos, and other materials that convey the horror of that event, supplemented by exhibits that describe Hiroshima before and after the bombings and others that present the current status of the nuclear age. Each of the items displayed embodies the grief, anger, or pain of real people. Having now recovered from the A-bomb calamity, Hiroshima’s deepest wish is the elimination of all nuclear weapons and the realization of a genuinely peaceful international community.”

– Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum > Wikipedia

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