Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park
The large, leafy Peace Memorial Park is dotted with memorials, including the cenotaph , which contains the names of all the known...
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
A walkway circles down into this peaceful, contemplative underground hall of remembrance, where there is a small central fountain. The...
A cosy ivy-covered place across from the Peace Park serving honest Italian food with good service, and a romantic atmosphere in the...
Lonely Planet review
The lower floor of Hiroshima's peace museum presents the history of the city and, interestingly, explains the living conditions and sentiment during the war years. Upstairs is a depressing display showing the development of even more destructive weapons in the years since the dropping of the bomb, and rooms filled with items salvaged from the aftermath of the explosion. The displays are confronting and personal – ragged clothes, glasses, a child's melted lunch box – and there are some gruesome photographs of victims. Some will find it upsetting, but it's a must-see in Hiroshima. In the corridor on the way out, it's worth taking time to watch the video testimonials of survivors. There are also English-speaking guides within the museum who can offer interesting insights.