Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Hiroshima

4.6
#2 of 344 in Museums in Chugoku
The hands of a large, frozen clock display 8:15 am, the exact time the bomb dropped, at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. View the sobering pictures and personal effects of the victims, and get a sense of the tragedy first-hand from survivors via audio and video testimonials throughout the museum. A 360-degree, patchwork panorama of Hiroshima after the bomb dropped pays tribute to the 140,000 killed, with each of the panorama's tiles dedicated to one of the known victims. The memorial stands as a warning to all who visit, and a respectful testament to the many who lost their lives without a moment's notice. Work out when and for how long to visit Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and other Hiroshima attractions using our handy Hiroshima route planning website.
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  • Very good place. Very good if you are interested in history. This place is incredibly and wonderfully respectful atmosphere  more »
  • Enlightening and disturbing. Very tasteful. A must see. Easy access by bus or taxi rom the main train station.  more »
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  • I was nearly moved to tears inside this hall. The main circular room has a 140000 tile mural dedicated to the estimated 140000 lives lost from the bomb. One of the rooms has a wall that cycles the names and photos of the registered victims. You can register a victim's name and/or photo near the exit. Lastly, there was an exhibit on the middle school girls who died while out working on building demolition.
  • An eye opener to one of the worst man made tragedies ever made. It's gloomy for sure and I didn't want to initially go there, but good thing I go. It's important to understand what humans are capable of and what can we do to not repeat such things. Will recommend to go there.

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