Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
This curved concrete monument houses a list of the names of all the known victims of the atomic bomb. It stands at one end of the pond...
Peace Memorial Park
Hugged by rivers on both sides, Peace Memorial Park is a large, leafy space criss-crossed by walkways and dotted with memorials. Its...
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
A softly lit internal walkway leads down into this cool, contemplative space, where the walls show a circular panorama of Hiroshima and...
A cosy ivy-covered place across from the Peace Park serving honest Italian food with good service, and a romantic atmosphere in the...
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum information
The main building of Hiroshima's premier museum houses a collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the atomic bomb. The displays are confronting and personal – ragged clothes, a child's melted lunch box, a watch stopped at 8.15am – and there are some grim photographs. While upsetting, it's a must-see in Hiroshima. The east building presents a history of Hiroshima and the development and destructive power of nuclear weapons.
The museum is undergoing major renovations. The east building will be closed until spring 2016, at which point the main building will close until a 2018 grand reopening. During its closure, some items from the main building will be on display in the east building. Check the website for the latest developments.