This city needs little introduction after the events of the WW II and there are various landmarks in memory of this.
It is testament to Japanese resilience that Hiroshima was re-built in such a short period of time and furthermore, made this city
even more industrious than it's pre-war state.
Due to its proximity, Hiroshima is also a convenient place to reach
PLACES TO VISIT
Peace Memorial Park (Main Image)
A project to make the area into a peace memorial facility started in 1949 and has developed into the current Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which is 122,100 square meters in area. More than 60 monuments and facilities, built in hopes of peace, are dotted in the park. "Must-see" places in the park include the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
, which displays items to show the conditions in the city at the time of atomic bombing, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial or Genbaku (A-Bomb) Dome designated as a World Cultural Heritage
site to show the horror and misery caused by the atomic bombing to future generations, and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall
for the Atomic Bomb Victims..
Peace Memorial Museum
At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the worlds first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. The fierce blast wind and heat rays completely or partially destroyed or burnt down 90% of the city's 76,000 buildings. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum lies within the Peace Memorial Park
close to the hypocenter of the bomb. The East Building shows a history of Hiroshima before and after the bombing, and the West Building exhibits articles left by the victims, a-bomb-exposed materials, and photographs. The primary objective and mission of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are the same as those of the museum in the city of Hiroshima: the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of genuine and lasting world peace.
Near the center of the park is a concrete, saddle-shaped monument that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all of the people killed by the bomb
. The monument is aligned to frame the Peace Flame
and the A-Bomb Dome
. The Memorial Cenotaph was one of the first memorial monuments built on open field on August 6, 1952. The arch shape represents a shelter for the souls of the victims.