Learning the history of war in Hiroshima
What we'll do
Learn the history of the war in one day, you can feel the misery of the time by looking up close at the atomic bomb dome, which was destroyed during an actual atomic bomb. This is a fascinating tour that will leave you rethinking the meaning of "peace" and enhance your knowledge on an important historic event.
- Price per person
- 24,300 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Things NOT included in the price of the tour】
・Transportation fees (transportation to and from the meeting place, transportation during the tour)
・Food expenses (meals, including drinks, will not be provided)
【Things included in the price of the tour】
-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum JPY 200
-Hiroshima Orizuru Tower JPY 1700
【Other important things to note】
・This tour will be led by a nationally certified guide.
・This tour requires a minimum of two and can accommodate a maximum of four participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
・If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・Transportation during this tour will likely be on foot.
・Depending on the weather, the order of the stops in the route are subject to change.
・Please make sure to wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortable shoes.
1Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
For those visitors looking to reflect on a more somber period of history and learn about the impact of nuclear warfare, there are no better destinations than the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. With an impressive inventory of salvaged items from the wartime, including a watch that stopped the moment the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima, the exhibition does well to stress the sheer destructive nature of warfare. Avoiding a hopeless tone, the peace memorial stresses the constructive lessons that can be learnt about peace and cooperation. For anyone looking to find inspiration, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a great place to rejuvenate one’s mind and determination to make the world a better place.
2Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a large park at the center of Hiroshima City, which has been built near the atomic blast site, hoping to deliver a message of world peace. Inside the park, there is a museum showing what Hiroshima was like at the time the atomic bomb was dropped, as well as various monuments and the Peace Memorial Hall. As the Peace Bells rings out with the wish for peace, you can take a moment and contemplate the tragedy of war and of atomic weapons.
3Atomic Bomb Dome
A UNESCO World Heritage Site telling the modern world about the tragedy of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima City, the skeleton of the building used to be an Exhibition Hall to display various products made in Hiroshima. The building was near completely obliterated when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (as well as Nagasaki) during World War Two, in 1945. Now, the building has become a symbol to the world of the importance of the abolition of nuclear weapons and of permanent peace; a symbol begging for "no more Hiroshimas."
4Hiroshima Orizuru Tower
Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, located in Hiroshima city, is a more modern location based in the heart of Hiroshima. Directly adjacent to the Atomic Bomb Dome, it is an easily accessible location for those looking to make both stops at once. With a decidedly modern design crossed with a wooden aesthetic, those visitors who decide to pay a fare and cross to the top floor’s observatory deck are rewarded with a great view of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park from above. The Japanese word orizuru means a paper crane or origami crane and has particular significance in Hiroshima as a symbol of peace.