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Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park (•½˜a‹L”OŒφ‰€, Heiwa Kinen Kōen) is one of the most prominent features of the city. Even visitors not looking for it will likely stumble upon the large park of over 120,000 square meters. Its trees, lawns, and walking paths are in stark contrast to the surrounding downtown area.

Before the bomb, the area of what is now the Peace Park was the political and commercial heart of the city. For this reason, it was chosen as the pilot's target. Four years to the day after the bomb was dropped, it was decided that the area would not be redeveloped but instead devoted to peace memorial facilities.

The park's main facility is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its main focus though is on the events of August 6: the dropping of the bomb and its outcome in human suffering. The personal details displayed are quite upsetting and serve to remind that we should not take peace for granted.

The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The building served as a location to promote Hiroshima's industries. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, and remains so today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima's unique past.

Between the Museum and the A-Bomb Dome is the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims. The Cenotaph is an arched tomb for those who died because of the bomb, either because of the initial blast or exposure to radiation. Below the arch is a stone chest holding a register of these names, of which there are over 220,000.

Every year on the anniversary of the bomb, a ceremony is held at the park. Speeches are made, wreathes are laid at the Cenotaph, and a moment of silence is observed at 8:15 am, the precise moment of detonation. Other activities occur throughout the day, and many staff are employed to help foreign visitors.

Getting there and around

From Hiroshima Station, take tram line 2 or 6 to the Genbaku-Domu Mae (Œ΄”šƒh[ƒ€‘O) stop. The ride takes 15 minutes and costs 220 yen one way. Alternatively, the Peace Memorial Park is served by the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus (Meipuru-pu).

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    • Roku Hostel Hiroshima
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hiroshima, Roku Hostel Hiroshima has a garden, terrace, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 1.7 km from Hiroshima Station, 2.5 km from Myoei-ji Temple and 2.6 km from Atomic Bomb Dome. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. At the guest house all rooms have a shared bathroom. Guests at Roku Hostel Hiroshima can enjoy an American breakfast. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is 2.9 km from the accommodation, while Chosho-in Temple is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from Roku Hostel Hiroshima.
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    • KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS
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      Ideally situated in Hiroshima, KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.4 km from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. At KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS the rooms include bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a ? la carte or continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near KIRO Hiroshima by THE SHARE HOTELS include Atomic Bomb Dome, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from the hotel.
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    • Guesthouse Akicafe Inn
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      Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station, Guesthouse Akicafe Inn offers simple dormitory accommodation with a lounge and free-use kitchen. Itfs a 10-minute walk from Mazda Baseball Stadium and a 20-minute tram ride away from the Peace Memorial Park. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. The guesthouse is equipped with 2 shower booths with free toiletries. Towels can be borrowed with extra charge. The common lounge area is fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring, a low table. Washing machines can be used at a charge. Refurbished air-conditioned rooms come with wooden-flooring and bunk beds. Akicafe Inn Guesthouse is a 1-minute walk away from the nearest Enkoubashi-cho tram stop. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the area on their own. There are plenty of dining options nearby. No meals are served at the property.
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    • FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM
      Luxury
      Conveniently set in Hiroshima, FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. Less than 1 km from Myoei-ji Temple and a 12-minute walk from Chosho-in Temple, the property offers a restaurant and a bar. Private parking is available on site. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. The private bathroom is equipped with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM each room includes bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near FAV HOTEL HIROSHIMA STADIUM include Hiroshima Station, Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre and Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 46 km from the hotel.
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    • 36hostel
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      Located just a 2-minute walk from Tokaichi-Machi Tram Station, 36hostel offers accommodation with free WiFi. JR Hiroshima Station is 20 minutes by tram, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an 8-minute walk. All guest rooms have air conditioning. Each bunk bed in a dormitory room is fitted with a privacy curtain, electrical socket, reading light and safety deposit box. Shared shower rooms include free toiletries. Towels can be rented for a fee. You will find a shared lounge with various books and a refrigerator. There are also an electric kettle, microwave and toaster. Hiroshima Castle is a 20-minute stroll from 36hostel, while JR Miyajima-guchi Station is 30 minute by train. The nearest airport is Hiroshima Airport, 43 km from 36hostel.
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    • HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA
      Luxury
      Well located in Hiroshima, HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA provides 4-star accommodation close to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. The property is located 2.9 km from Myoei-ji Temple, 3.3 km from Chosho-in Temple and 3.5 km from Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre. The hotel features a hot tub, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, each room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms at HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA include air conditioning and a wardrobe. Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center is 3.5 km from the accommodation, while Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 43 km from HOTEL PROMOTE HIROSHIMA.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae
      Luxury
      A 5-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae offers rooms with air conditioning in Hiroshima. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy city views. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Chosho-in Temple is 1.9 km from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima-ekimae, while Hiroshima Danbara Shopping Centre is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the accommodation.
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    • Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex
      Luxury
      Attractively situated in the centre of Hiroshima, Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex features air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a spa and wellness centre. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free shuttle service. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, all rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex rooms have bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna and hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Myoei-ji Temple, Chosho-in Temple and Hiroshima City Minami Ward Community Cultural Center. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 45 km from Dormy Inn Hiroshima Annex.
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    • The Knot Hiroshima
      Luxury
      Well situated in Hiroshima, The Knot Hiroshima offers air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. The units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and free toiletries, certain units at The Knot Hiroshima also provide guests with a city view. At the accommodation every room includes bed linen and towels. The Knot Hiroshima offers a ? la carte or American breakfast. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Myoei-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 44 km from The Knot Hiroshima.
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    • Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
      Mid-range
      Ideally situated in the centre of Hiroshima, Hotel Intergate Hiroshima features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Chosho-in Temple, 1.3 km from Hiroshima Station and 1.9 km from Kat? Tomosabur? Bronze Statue. The accommodation provides a shared lounge, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom is fitted with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Hotel Intergate Hiroshima the rooms have bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Intergate Hiroshima include Atomic Bomb Dome, Myoei-ji Temple and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 46 km from the hotel.
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