Private Tour - Recall the Memory of War in Hiroshima and Feel

At the end of WWII at 8:15AM on 6 Aug 1945, the world’s 1st atomic bomb hit Hiroshima city. Nearly 140,000 people died, and the city turned to hell.
You will visit venues related to the bombing, and learn about war and think about peace on this tour.
You will visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and other important buildings, such as the hypocenter and an elementary school used to treat people after the bombing.
Hiroshima is not just about sad memories, but more importantly, it shows peoples’ hopes and strengths of revival, and the nobility of a peaceful world, which can only be told by a city with such history.
Everyone should visit Hiroshima once in their lifetime.
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Hiroshima, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




At the end of WWII at 8:15AM on 6 Aug 1945, the world’s 1st atomic bomb hit Hiroshima city. Nearly 140,000 people died, and the city turned to hell.
You will visit venues related to the bombing, and learn about war and think about peace on this tour.
You will visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and other important buildings, such as the hypocenter and an elementary school used to treat people after the bombing.
Hiroshima is not just about sad memories, but more importantly, it shows peoples’ hopes and strengths of revival, and the nobility of a peaceful world, which can only be told by a city with such history.
Everyone should visit Hiroshima once in their lifetime.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

A large museum with many documents and explanations that will educate you about war and atomic bombs. The easy to understand displays demonstrate the cruelty of war and the importance of peace.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, 1-6 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 Hiroshima Prefecture

A large museum with many documents and explanations that will educate you about war and atomic bombs. The easy to understand displays demonstrate the cruelty of war and the importance of peace.

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Also known as “Tower of thousand origami cranes”, is a monument with many colorful origami cranes in a bundles of one thousand (called “senbazuru”). Origami is one of Japanese traditional cultures, and crane-shaped origami is believed to symbolize peace. Even today, people send senbazuru across Japan and from other countries, and the facility receives a total of ten million origami cranes annually.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The symbolic location of the atomic bomb, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. The atomic bomb exploded almost directly overhead of this building leaving the city in disaster, and the memorial stands here as a reminder of this sad incident. It is a popular site for visitors.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Shima hospital), 1-chōme-5-25 Ōtemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0051, Japan

The atomic bomb exploded right above this location, along the road which is marked by a monument. Although there are no remnants overhead, you will instinctively look above and feel the disastrous world that existed back then.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima, 5-51 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036 Hiroshima Prefecture

One of the buildings that was affected by the atomic bomb and still stands today. Because it was a branch of the Bank of Japan and the structure was sturdy, the building still remains virtually intact. Currently, the building is used to display art and is free to enter. You will also find photos showing the disaster of the bombing.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, 6-36 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036 Hiroshima Prefecture

An elementary school that was turned into a museum after the war. The building was made of concrete, a modern technique back then, and was turned into a ruin only leaving the outerwork. As it was a place that kept its shape, the school was used as a treatment and rescue site after the bombing. You will find notes and messages on the hallway written by the victims.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Okonomimura, 5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima is all about “Okonomiyaki”! Two interesting features of this savory pancake are, first, not mixing the dough and ingredients, and second, the unique addition of noodles. All the restaurants will make okonomiyaki right in front of you on the grill so enjoy how it is made! In Hiroshima, people eat hot okonomiyaki off of the grill using the metal spatulas.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Assumption of Mary Cathedral, 4-42 Noborichō, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0016, Japan

A church built in hope for peace. You can quietly think about peace surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows. How did this tour make you feel? Take time to reflect on what you saw today.

Duration: 20 minutes