Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima

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#1 of 4,934 in Museums in Japan
Must see · History Museum · Specialty Museum
For a sobering reminder of the horrors of nuclear warfare, visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. One of the museum's two wings details the history of Hiroshima, the development of and decision to use the bomb, and the following discussions surrounding nuclear warfare and disarmament. The other wing goes into detail about the devastating damage and longer-term effects of the bomb. Don't miss the A-Bomb dome on site, one of the few buildings in the area that has been left in the same condition since the day of the bombing. Use our Hiroshima trip maker app to add Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other attractions to your Hiroshima vacation plans.
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  • A great museum in memory of the terrible consequences of the atomic bomb. A must visit if you are staying in Hiroshima. It is an important reminder of the cruel incident that happened. May it never...  more »
  • We considered this museum to be the highlight of our visit to Hiroshima's Peace Park. It not only captures the horror of what happened as a result of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic-bomb attack on the city...  more »
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  • Amazing museum that it's very moving. While it is an emotional experience, I highly recommend spending 2-3 hours here because the history is so exceptionally documented. There are English translations of almost every sign and the photographs, paintings and other media are very well presented. A very tasteful museum for an event that is sometimes hard to talk about.
  • Full on and very moving experience. We went early in the day and i am glad we did, it would be hard to spend 3 hours here after a day of sightseeing. It takes a lot of emotional energy, and was incredibly draining and heartbreaking to read so many personal accounts. I would recommend doing some of your own research, especially about more complex things like the Potsdam Declaration, as there is more to it than was told in the museum. Overall, amazing and powerful experience.
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