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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Spend a day reflecting on the atomic bombing that devastated Hiroshima in 1945 and discover the city’s mission for peace at this beautifully designed park in the city center.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a large public park in the heart of Hiroshima dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. The park is located in the hypocenter area of the bomb, which was almost completely leveled in the blast. Today, the elegantly designed park is a tranquil space dotted with memorial monuments, quiet gardens and symbols of peace.

While the park is accessible via bridges spanning the canals that border it on three sides, it is best approached from the south. From here, stroll through the gardens toward the elevated Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The park and museum were designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and opened in 1954 to inspire contemplation and peace in the aftermath of the blast.

Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to gain insight into the devastating impact the bomb had on people’s lives and the city. The museum displays documentation of the blast, as well as its aftereffects. Discover the museum’s appeal for international peace and mission to abolish nuclear armaments.

As you leave the museum, you’ll see the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims on the edge of a still pool of water. The cenotaph holds a growing registry of names. Stand directly in front of the cenotaph to see the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome framed by the concrete arch. Within the park, you’ll also find the Children’s Peace Monument, the Gates of Peace, the Cenotaph for Korean Victims and the Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, among others.

Cross a bridge to reach the A-Bomb Dome, the only building left standing within the bomb’s hypocenter. The ruins of this stately structure offer a symbol of Hiroshima’s strength and endurance, and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is located in downtown Hiroshima. The nearest tram stations are Genbaku Domu Mae and Haiwa Kinen Koen. The park is open daily for free, but the museum charges a small fee for admission. Visit this park for a quiet day of reflection, learning and remembrance.


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RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima NT$2,043
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima

RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima

6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamiyacho, Atomic Bomb Dome, and Hiroshima Green Arena. Hiroshima Castle and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are also within 15 minutes. Kencho-mae Station is only a 2-minute walk and Kamiya-cho-nishi Station is 3 minutes.

    APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi NT$1,135
    APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi

    APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi

    2-26, Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Hiroshima City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shimizu Theater, Hiroshima Green Arena, and Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium. Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Matoba-cho Station and Hiroshima Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori NT$949
      Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori

      Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori

      13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hiroshima Central Shopping District and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ebisu-cho Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hatchobori Station is 2 minutes.

        Hiroshima Washington Hotel NT$1,769
        Hiroshima Washington Hotel

        Hiroshima Washington Hotel

        2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hatchobori Station and Ebisu-cho Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima NT$1,839
          Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima

          Crowne Plaza ANA Hiroshima

          7-20 Naka-machi Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyu Kokutaiji Atagoike and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome are also within 15 minutes. Fukuro-machi Station and Chuden-mae Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Oriental Hotel Hiroshima NT$1,816
            Oriental Hotel Hiroshima

            Oriental Hotel Hiroshima

            6-10 Tanaka-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Shukkeien and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ebisu-cho Station is 8 minutes by foot and Kanayama-cho Station is 9 minutes.

              Hotel Park Side Hiroshima Peace Park NT$1,124
              Hotel Park Side Hiroshima Peace Park

              Hotel Park Side Hiroshima Peace Park

              2-6-24 Otemachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hiroshima Central Shopping District, Atomic Bomb Dome, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are also within 15 minutes. Fukuro-machi Station and Hondori Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima NT$1,783
                Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

                Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

                9-12 NakaMachi Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hiroshima Central Shopping District, Atomic Bomb Dome, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Fukuro-machi Station is only a 5-minute walk and Chuden-mae Station is 7 minutes.