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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima was the first city in history to fall victim to a nuclear bomb, and it's here that this museum was built in hopes of eliminating nuclear weaponry from the world and contributing to lasting world peace. The museum graphically exhibits the actual damage suffered by victims of the nuclear bombing and the articles they left behind. In addition, there is a walk-through showing Hiroshima before and after the bomb as well as the conditions of the “Nuclear Age.”
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Adults 50Adult (65 years of age or older) ¥30 (Government-issued ID required.)High school student 30Junior high school student or younger Free
December to February, 8:30 to 17:00March to July andSeptember to November, 8:30 to 18:00 August, 8:30 to 19:00 (closes at 20:00 on August 5 and 6) *The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is currently undergoing renovations, with the East Building scheduled to be closed until Spring 2016 and the Main Building scheduled to be closed from Spring 2016 until 2018.
New Year's Holiday (December 29 to January 1)
Voiceover guidance is provided in 16 different languages, allowing you to hear about the exhibits as you view them. Each voiceover unit can be rented for JPY 300.
Catch the “Hiroshima Bus Yoshijima Eigyosho (Hiroshima Bus Yoshijima Office)”-bound bus from JR Hiroshima Station and ride for about 15 minutes to the “Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park)” stop.
Get on Hiroshima Electric Railway's “Hiroshima-ko (Hiroshima Port)”-bound train at Hiroshima Station, then get off at Fukuromachi and walk about 10 minutes.
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