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.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Japan page for links to other stories
|Location||Hiroshima, southern Honshu|
|Date walked||July 2003|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||2km/ 1 mile|
|Time taken||3 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||Free leaflet from tourist office|
|Walk source info||Lonely Planet Guide and free leaflet from tourist office at main station or in park|
|Getting there||Tram from station to A-bomb dome, 15 mins journey|
|Places to stay||Wide choice of places to stay|
|Other features||Hiroshima is a dynamic modern Japanese city worth exploring if you have time|