HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL PARK

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park contains several memorials to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park contains many of the key sites, with many more located just over the river. These include the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is accessable via tram line 2 or 6 to Genbaku Domu-mae. While not commonly mentioned, Shukkeien Garden also played a key role in the events after the Hiroshima Bombing and is worth visiting both for its related history and as one of Japan's best gardens.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Foreground - Peace Flame, Midground Peace Pond and Memorial Cenotaph, Background Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum focuses on the effects the Hiroshima Atomic Bombing had on the people of Hiroshima. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial...

MONUMENTS

Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims

Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims
Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims is near the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and saddle-shaped monument formed out of concrete that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all of the p...

Childrens Peace Monument

Childrens Peace Monument
Childrens Peace Monument was built to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Sadako Sasaki is famous for attempting to fold o...

Clock Commemorating the Repatriation
Clock Commemorating the Repatriation of Those Who Chose to Return to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

Flame of Peace

Flame of Peace
The Flame of Peace represents two wrists pushed together with open palms facing up, which reflects the victims who were unable to satisfy their thirst for water. The Flame of Peace , designe...

Information and Rest House

Information and Rest House
Information and Rest House was originally the Taishoya Kimono Shop, but had been taken over by the Hiroshima Prefecture Fuel Rationing Union in 1944. Even though the Information and Rest Hou...

Memorial Monument for the Hiroshima Municipal Commercial
Memorial Monument for the Hiroshima Municipal Commercial and Shipbuilding Industry Schools....

Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students
Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students is to commerate the roughly 6,300 students in middle and upper schools who died from the atomic bomb. During the last year of the war all students in...

Monument erected by Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd.
Monument erected by Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd. In Remembrance of Victims of the Atomic Bombing...

Monument for staffers of the Chugoku & Shikoku Civil Engineering
Monument for staffers of the Chugoku & Shikoku Civil Engineering Branch Office who died on Duty...

Peace Bell
Peace Bell is temple style bell cast by Masahiko Katori, a living national treasure. The Peace Bell features a map of the world without borders and the atomic symbol at the point where the l...

Peace Clock Tower

Peace Clock Tower
Peace Clock Tower designed by Shoji Ohata, features a spherical clock with three faces which chimes at 8:15am every day to mark the time of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Peace Clock T...

Pond of Peace

Pond of Peace
Pond of Peace is part of the center piece of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The Pond of Peace surrounds the Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims and the Flame of Peace....

BRIDGES

Aioi Bridge

Aioi Bridge
Aioi Bridge originally had a third span which went from the centre of the main span across to what is now the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This formed a distinctive T shaped bridge and was...

Author: Craig Fryer

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