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Hiroshima Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan. Japan, Honshu Island, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Children's Peace Monument - Origami Cranes on display under the autumn trees. TORII MIYAJIMA
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It was a clear day in Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, when, at 8.14am, the atomic bomb was dropped on the city and the horror known to Mankind reached unthinkable heights. Estimates put the death toll at 140 000, including survivors of the initial blast who soon died from radiation. A city wiped off the face of the earth – with only a few exceptions, such as the chamber of commerce recognisable by its steel dome. Its vestiges have been left as a testament and memorial. Hiroshima's wounds have healed over and today it is a dynamic university and industrial city, which is constantly retrieving land from the sea. Life has resumed.

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  • Peace Memorial Park Recommended Recommended

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    Designed in the 1960s by the architect Tange Kenzo, this park planted with camphor trees and oleander stretches over 12ha in the centre of the city. It is at the northern tip of an island between the Ota and Motoyatsu rivers, on the site of a distric..

  • The Peace Memorial Museum has much to commend it, not least its objectivity, showing the horror caused by the American bomb without skipping over the atrocities committed by the Japanese army during the war. This well-executed informative angle is co..

  • Thousands of paper cranes are piled high in a multi-coloured and joyful mass, despite evoking Sasaki Sadako, a girl who died at the age of 12 from leukaemia caused by the atomic fallout. When she learned of her illness, she decided to make 1 000 orig..

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  • Dormy Inn Hiroshima

    Naka-ku Komachi 3-28 J - Hiroshima 730-0041

    A 2-minute walk from Chuden-mae Station, Dormy Inn Hiroshima offers air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet. The hotel features spacious public hot tubs, a sauna and massage treatments. Rooms at the Dormy Inn are simply furnished and comforta..

  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Naka-ku Kokutaijimachi 1-3-20 J - Hiroshima 730-0042

    Prix Prices from : 6750 JPY

    Conveniently located in Hiroshima's main commercial district, just a 1-minute walk from Chudenmae Tram Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hiroshima offers a Japanese restaurant and rooms with a 26-inch LCD TV and free WiFi access. Hiroshima Peace Memorial P..

  • Hiroshima International Youth House JMS Aster Plaza Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Naka-ku Kako-machi 4-17 J - Hiroshima 730-0812

    Prix Prices from : 4800 JPY

    A 5-minute walk from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Aster Plaza offers Japanese and Western-style rooms with free wired internet access. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and guests can use the free-use microwave in the shared dining room. Funair..

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