Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park- Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

There is no doubt that the most historical and as a result the most popular location in Hiroshima City is the Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Memorial Museum. These 2 iconic locations always come up first on everyones agenda when planning a trip to Hiroshima, no matter whether you are Japanese or any other nationality from around the world.

It really is a bucket list location that we all must visit at least once in our lives and especially whilst traveling around Japan. In fact, all Japanese school students must visit Hiroshima and or Nagasaki at least once in their school education as mandated by Japanese law. For this reason, whether you are in Nagasaki or Hiroshima it is more than likely that you will encounter at least one school group at the Peace Park or Atomic Bomb Museum.  I have been told numerous times by my clients that it was amazing and beautiful to see the next generations of Japanese youths being educated about the horrors of war and why we should try and attain peace for humanity to thrive.

For me personally, it had been about 6 years between visits to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park but it was just as I had remembered.  The main attractions including the Prayer Fountain, Pond of Peace, Peace Flame, Bell of Peace and of course the main monument the Atomic Bomb Dome which is the most famous and iconic image as a result of these 2 devastating Atomic explosions during WW2.

However, what really delighted me, is to see the park being expanded and many more public spaces being created. The vibe and atmosphere of the area now is very different and the 2 separate parks have definitely improved the overall concept and image of the City.  It is not just a sad and depressing place where contemplation of humanity is fore-front in every visitors minds but an area where vision and a strong, vibrant and positive future can be visualized by everyone. It is for these reasons that you could easily spend 2 or 3 hours just in the parks let alone the Peace Memorial Museum.

Our professional guides will be able to show you all the main sights both on and off the beaten track to leave you fully satisfied at days end.

Please check out the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the map below:

Please click on the photos below to enlarge:

The peace fountain

The eternal flame

A place to contemplate

The peace bell

Lots of info to digest

The atomic dome

Close up

So much to see

Symbol of Hiroshima

Entrance to the Museum

A place for all to enjoy

Main entrance

Please check out these videos below to see more of the Hiroshima Peace memorial Park:

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