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Orizuru Tower Lookout

Symbol of Peace Overlooking Hiroshima’s Peace Park

Photo of Orizuru Tower Lookout, Japan (20181122_122753 by Steven Perez)

Orizuru Tower Lookout offers a panoramic view of Hiroshima’s history and present. Standing 50 meters tall, this repurposed building provides viewers with an observation deck designed to incorporate the natural elements, overlooking the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Park. Named after the traditional folded paper crane, the tower symbolizes the city’s commitment to peace.

About Orizuru Tower Lookout

Orizuru Tower Lookout is a cultural landmark offering views of Hiroshima. Located 90 meters from the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building was initially opened as the “Hiroshima Tokio Marine Building” on March 13, 1978. After Hiroshima Mazda acquired it in 2010, the building was extensively renovated and reopened as Orizuru Tower in September 2016. Architect Hiromu Kobayashi envisioned the transformation to harmonize with the nearby Hiroshima Peace Park.

The design maintains respect for the historic site. The color palette and rooftop signage were selected to integrate with the landscape, and the green facade, hills, and slopes create a welcoming space. The exposed structural steel is an earthquake resistance feature, reflecting Hiroshima’s dedication to safety.

The open-air top floor, reminiscent of a Shinto shrine with timber construction, provides an immersive environment for reflection. On clear days, the view extends to Miyajima. The tower’s multiple levels allow visitors to engage with history, such as the “Orizuru Wall” filled with folded paper cranes, and the “Hiroshima no Oka” rooftop, designed for contemplation.

Visitors can participate in the tradition of folding an origami crane, leaving it by the Orizuru Wall or taking it home. The tower’s features include a cafe, shops, and an interactive media area, all complementing the experience near the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Park.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Orizuru Tower Lookout


Genbaku Dome-mae
 Hiroden Route 2 + 4 more

 about 5 minute walk (100m)

 Astram Line

 5-10 minute walk (500m)

Hiroden Hondori
 Hiroden Route 1 + 2 more

 5-10 minute walk (500m)

Hiroden Kamiya-cho-higashi
 Hiroden Route 9 + 3 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)

Hiroden Kamiya-cho-nishi
 Hiroden Route 3 + 4 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)

 Hiroden Route 8 + 5 more

 5-10 minute walk (800m)

Around Orizuru Tower Lookout

Orizuru Tower Lookout

Lookout in Hiroshima

open 10am - 6pm (varies)
closed Seasonal Dates


おりづるタワー, 広島

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