The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an enriching place to visit to immerse yourself in history. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, it was symbolically built around the Genbaku dome. It was the only building to withstand the atomic bomb blast of August 6, 1945, and was formerly the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.
The surrounding structures, like the cenotaph, the Peace Flame, and the Children's Peace Monument, bear witness to the day when nuclear weapons changed the course of history.
The site commemorates the victims and serves as a symbol of peace. The surrounding park, as well as the monuments erected in memory of the attack, send a message of hope for lasting, worldwide peace. At the site's museum, you'll learn more about what happened on that dark day in world history. Models and photos help visitors grasp the magnitude of the town's destruction.