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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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4.7 (19145)

1-2 Nakajimachō, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0811, Japan

Popular museum documenting the WWII atomic-bomb blast in Hiroshima via exhibits, artifacts & talks.

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phone+81 82-241-4004
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Mondays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesdays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesdays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursdays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Fridays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturdays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Sundays: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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LeWayne Ballard a month ago

I've come here several times over the past few years. Every time is just as tough, sad, emotional, but also heart-warming about perseverance of the people and community. Although allowed, I don't ever take pictures inside as it's better to be present in the moment. This is an automatic must do on any trip to Japan.

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Mike Crenshaw 2 months ago

What a powerful experience and well worth the trip. Don’t miss the movie downstairs before you enter the main exhibition hall (past the rental lockers). A truly incredible museum that honestly does not have any significant political or historical leanings. To get the full picture I highly recommend reading through the interactive digital exhibits and not just the narratives on the walls. It can get busy and crowded in the museum so make sure you have plenty of time to walk through (2-3 hours).

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Max 3 months ago

Overall a very good experience 👍 highly recommended. The audio tour is pretty much a audio version of what is written on the plaques on the main tour exhibition. So if there is not that many people I think you can skip the audio tour. But if you are there on a weekend and it is busy I actually recommend the audio tour. You can just stand slightly back and you still get all the information. Overall if you read everything on the main tour it can easily take between 1 or 2 hours. Definitely drink something before you enter. Inside the main exhibition it is also pretty dark.

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I Chen (AngelsofGod) 4 months ago

This is a nice museum and we didn’t have to wait long until we went to the 2nd Floor where it showed where the A bomb was dropped and the devastation that came after. For the admission fee it costs 200 yen per person and 400 yen for the headset should you wish to hear the language commentary of your choice. It does have many graphic pictures as well as items donated by the victims families which left me humbled and sadden. The ground level has souvenirs and around the corner outside the museum is a little visitors seating area. Overall, a nice place to reflect and to remember those who passed away. Pro tip: There are 3 tour buses (Lemon, orange and green) you can use your JR pass for free just outside Hiroshima station and they stop at all the site locations.

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Alex T 4 months ago

The museum was amazing! I enjoyed almost every minute. There were a lot of school kids roaming and running around doing their homework, stopping and pushing to look at all of the exhibitions, that it was hard to enjoy everything. At one point the room got so crowded, that people were looking around to see if there was a security guard anywhere to control the kids. I didn't even finish the particular section, I just left to the next room. I understand kids need to do their homework, but that many kids laughing, yelling, pushing, going in between people, and stopping to do their work, while people who had been waiting in line for a while had to move to the side. That was absolutely frustrating. Other than that, there were plenty of things to learn, see, buy, and appreciate about the Hiroshima tragedy. I like that there were security guards all around, although some can be in the main rooms to direct some of the traffic and possibly control the school kids. Overall, I would love to bring the rest of my family to this museum.