About Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was built in August 1955 at the same time as the Peace Memorial Hall. The museum displays and exhibits the actual situation at the time of the atomic bombing, and is filled with the wishes of the people of Hiroshima for the abolition of the atomic bomb and the realization of permanent peace in the world.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, designed by renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, consists of the Main Museum, which displays relics of the victims of the atomic bomb, photographs, information about the atomic bomb, and a panoramic model of downtown Hiroshima, which was damaged by the atomic bomb; and the East Museum, which uses models, images, and photographs to show the appearance and history of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb, as well as a faithful reproduction of the A-bomb dome. In addition, a clock that stopped at 8:15 a.m., the time the atomic bomb was dropped, has been preserved in the museum to graphically convey the tragic situation at the time of the atomic bomb 0.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is one of the most famous attractions in Hiroshima and Japan, and in 2006 it was designated as an important cultural property in Japan, together with the World Peace Memorial Sanctuary. In addition to the Japanese language presentation, the museum also rents audio-visual interpretation machines in 17 languages, including English, Chinese, Korean and French, which greatly facilitates foreign visitors.
How to get there
From JR Hiroshima Station
Hiroshima Electric Railway (streetcar)
Take No. 1 line bound for “Hiroshima Port”, get off at “Hondori” or “Fukuro-machi” stop, and walk about 400 meters to the west.
Take Hiroshima Bus Line 25 (Kusatsu Line), get off at Peace Memorial Park.
Hiroshima Maple~Pu” City Loop Bus
Take the Orange Route and get off at the “Peace Park Mae” stop. (Approx. 16 min.).
Transfer from JR Hiroshima Station to JR Shin-Hakushima Station.
Astram Line Shin-Hakushima Station→Astram Line Hondori Station, 5-minute walk (approx. 15 minutes)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum collects and exhibits artifacts left behind by A-bomb survivors, as well as photographs and other materials showing the devastation of the atomic bombing, and introduces the history of Hiroshima before and after the bombing and the situation in the nuclear age.