Japan Hiroshima Downtown

National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

A poignant tribute to the victims of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing.

Photo of National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Japan (Inside Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims by Maarten Heerlien)

The Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, established in 2002, is dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the atomic bombing during World War II. Located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, across the Motoyasu River by Motoyasu Bridge, it was designed by the renowned architect Kenzo Tange.

About National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

Adjacent to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the National Peace Memorial Hall provides a deeply human perspective on the tragedy that unfolded in Hiroshima. It documents the catastrophic impact of the bomb through an extensive archive of memoirs, photographs, and video interviews of survivors, offering visitors an emotional connection to the individuals affected by the event.

The hall is also a center for education and research on the atomic bombing, with educational programs and workshops that promote awareness of nuclear disarmament and peace. The exhibits present Hiroshima’s history before and after the bombing, as well as discuss global efforts towards nuclear disarmament.

Visitors are encouraged to engage with the “reading the stories of the atomic bombing” project, which offers a powerful insight into the lives lost and affected. There is also a space for quiet reflection, allowing for personal commemoration and contemplation of the hall’s message of peace.

As an important part of Hiroshima’s history and a symbol of the city’s dedication to peace, the hall stands not only as a memorial but also as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and as an advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons. It continues to educate and remind future generations of the importance of peace and the dire consequences of war.

Getting There the easiest way to reach National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

1

Hiroden Hondori
 Hiroden Route 1 + 2 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)

Hondōri
 Astram Line

 5-10 minute walk (600m)
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Genbaku Dome-mae
 Hiroden Route 2 + 4 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)
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Hiroden Fukuro-machi
 Hiroden Route 3 + 2 more

 5-10 minute walk (700m)
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Dobashi
 Hiroden Route 9 + 4 more

 10-20 minute walk (0.8km)
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Hiroden Kamiya-cho-higashi
 Hiroden Route 6 + 3 more

 10-20 minute walk (1.0km)

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