Peace Park

Peace Park

Located in the heart of Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a peaceful, green expanse dedicated to the memory of those who died when, or due to the effects of, the atomic bomb being dropped on the city in 1945. Created in 1954, the park encompasses a number of memorials including the Memorial Cenotaph, which stands over a stone chest that holds the names of all the bomb’s victims, the Children’s Peace Monument, and the Flame of Peace. Also here is the Peace Memorial Museum and the striking Atomic Bomb Dome. A place of reflection and education, the park is Hiroshima’s way of contributing to a more peaceful world in the future, and it is done beautifully.

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holiday duration 11 Days from
holiday price 4,190pp

Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with futuristic cities, imperial heritage and magnificent nature, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.

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Five Facts about Peace Park

The Flame of Peace will burn continuously until all nuclear weapons in the world are destroyed

The Atomic Bomb Dome was one of the only buildings close to the hypocentre of the bomb blast that stayed even remotely intact – it is now a memorial to the bomb’s victims

People from around the world send paper cranes to be displayed at the Children’s Peace Memorial. This is because of the story of the young girl Sadako Saskai, who believed that by folding 1,000 paper cranes, her radiation sickness would be cured

The Peace Memorial Ceremony is held every year on 6 August, with the beautiful Lantern Ceremony held in the evening, floating lights with peace messages down the Motoyasu River

There are over 50 cenotaphs and monuments in the park   

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