An English Guide to the
  Peace Memorial Park

Until the Atomic bomb was dropped, the area now incorporating the Peace Memorial Park was a busy downtown hub of Hiroshima. On August 6th, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was completely destroyed by a single atomic bomb, the first ever used on humankind. Most of the people in this area died instantly, as it was very close to ground zero, which is also sometimes referred to as the “ hypocenter”. After the war, the Peace Memorial Park was constructed in memory of the A-bomb victims and to express our sincere desire for lasting peace in the world.
There are a lot of monuments in this park, we’re going to guide you around some of them.

The recommended route
takes about

  • starting at the Atomic Bomb Dome
  • Aioi Bridge
  • Peace Bell
  • Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound
  • Children's Peace Monument
  • Flame of Peace
  • Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims

Please note

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    Atomic Bomb Dome
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    Children’s Peace Monument
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    Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims

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A message from our English teacher Ms.Sage
Our English teacher
Ms.Sage & Ms.Yoshina

The guides at HVGA are friendly, approachable people who are very knowledgeable about Hiroshima.
Each guide offers a broad stroke of general facts as well as a personal touch, a point that helps visitors feel comfortable and engaged with the tour.
Everyone involved with HVGA is passionate about Hiroshima and eager show it to people from all over Japan and the world. I highly recommend HVGA tours.
2021/02/19 Sage Panter