Peace Park Tour at Rest House in Hiroshima

With an emphasis on “personal experience” and place making
Create free and positive thinking for a brighter future

Tour Concept
・Learning from the Past
This film conveys the history of Hiroshima by highlighting the reality of the atomic bombing and the everyday life of the city.
・Focusing on the future
It provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the history of Hiroshima and to think about what they can do for their future.

Itinerary
1. Rest House
2. Motoyasu River
3. Atomic Bomb Dome
4. Aioi Bridge
5. Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound
6. Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors
7. Jisenji Temple
8. Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims
9. Children’s Peace Monument
10. Return to Rest House
* Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
* Starts: Hiroshima, Japan
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours




With an emphasis on “personal experience” and place making
Create free and positive thinking for a brighter future

Tour Concept
・Learning from the Past
This film conveys the history of Hiroshima by highlighting the reality of the atomic bombing and the everyday life of the city.
・Focusing on the future
It provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the history of Hiroshima and to think about what they can do for their future.

Itinerary
1. Rest House
2. Motoyasu River
3. Atomic Bomb Dome
4. Aioi Bridge
5. Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound
6. Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors
7. Jisenji Temple
8. Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims
9. Children’s Peace Monument
10. Return to Rest House

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

The park’s main facility is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its main focus though is on the events of August 6: the dropping of the bomb and its outcome in human suffering. The personal details displayed are quite upsetting and serve to remind that we should not take peace for granted.

The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The building served as a location to promote Hiroshima’s industries. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, and remains so today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima’s unique past.

Stop At: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park, 1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

Beginning at the Rest House, an a-bombed building in the center of the Peace Park, our tour will focus on Hiroshima’s history and the experiences of local people. As we walk through the park, formerly the bustling hub of Nakajima, we will learn about the atomic bombing, connect with the lost culture and community of Nakajima, and reflect on the meaning of peace in our own lives.

With CG images, “Rebooting Memories” AI colorized photos, and other technologies to bring the history of Hiroshima to life, and take time during the tour to think about the relevance of Hiroshima to our own lives.
After walking around Peace Park, we return to the Rest House where we reflect on the things we treasure in our lives, many of which were lost in Hiroshima on Aug 6th, 1945.
During this session, participants are invited to add a post-it based on their tour experience to the “River of Hope”, an artistic representation of Hiroshima’s Aug 6th lantern ceremony created together with atomic bomb survivors.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park, 1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

Our certified guide is waiting for you at the reception. First, I will explain the outline of the tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Children’s Peace Monument, Nakajimacho, Naka-Ku Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Hiroshima Prefecture

Sadako Sasaki, who was exposed at the age of 2 and died of leukemia 10 years later. The classmates who were shocked by the death called on the whole country to “make a memorial for all the children who died in the atomic bomb,” and supported by more than 3,100 students nationwide and nine countries including England. Was completed by this bronze statue with a height of 9 meters.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Motoyasu River, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0000 Hiroshima Prefecture

The gude will explain the river culture that is important for the life in Hiroshima.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Atomic Bomb Dome, 1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 Hiroshima Prefecture

From the front, you can see the former Industrial Promotion Hall named Atomic Bomb Dome.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aioi Bridge, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0000 Hiroshima Prefecture

Stand on the T-shaped bridge, which was targeted for the atomic bomb, and look up into the sky.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peace Memorial Park – Hiroshima, 1 Chome-1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0811, Japan

The place where there was a temple called Jisenji at the time. The ground at the time of the bombing was kept as it was.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Cenotaph, 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

This monument was erected in hopes of rebuilding Hiroshima City, which was destroyed by the world’s first atomic bomb, as a peaceful city, and was designed by Kenzo Tange, a professor at the University of Tokyo (at that time).

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park, 1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

There were 37 people working in the building on the day of the bombing, but all died, except for one who happened to get some documents underground.

Duration: 10 minutes