This short walk around a city park and museum on a hot sunny afternoon was a very moving and memorable experience. It is a location which carries enormous symbolism for people from around the world, and the features of the park and displays in the museum conveyed the full meaning of the location and the weight of history.
- I will remember most the models of this area of the city before and after the bomb fell
- The best bit was to see people getting on with their lives in a prosperous and busy city
- The worst bits were the terrible stories and images in the museum.
- I didn’t expect to find the park and riverside so attractive.
- This is a place of such world-wide significance and poignancy, that it really ought to be a part of anyone’s visit to Japan.
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Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne
A-bomb Dome and modern city of Hiroshima
||Hiroshima, southern Honshu
|When it was walked
|| July 2003
||City and town walks
||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk
||2 km / 1 mile
|Height climbed approx
|Time taken approx
||3 hours (more time could be taken)
|Map used if any
||Free leaflet from tourist office
|Source of info on walk
||Lonely Planet Guide and free leaflet from tourist office at main station or in park
|| Tram from station to A-bomb dome, 15 mins journey
|Places to stay
||Wide choice of places to stay
|Places to eat/ buy food
||Plenty of places to eat around the station
|Any other local attractions or facilities
||Hiroshima is a dynamic modern Japanese city worth exploring if you have time