Orizuru Tower


Most people visit this souvenir-filled tower for 'Hiroshima Hills', its windy, open-terrace viewing platform with one-of-a-kind vistas across the adjacent Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park. Get your ticket stamped for same-day reentry; it's moody at sunset, and from Thursday to Saturday in October and November, the large, tilted space opens as a bar (entry fee still required) until midnight.

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1. Atomic Bomb Dome

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2. Children's Peace Monument

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3. Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound

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4. Flame of Peace

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5. Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial

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7. Cenotaph

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8. Peace Memorial Park

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