Hiroshima is a familiar face in the history books. Much of its devastating past can be seen at the Peace Memorial Park, a place of remembrance and a celebration of Hiroshima today: a peaceful sanctuary loved by all visitors and even more by its friendly residents.
Discover this resilient city’s past and present with someone who calls Hiroshima home on a virtual Peace Memorial tour of the tranquil park. Start outside the Peace Memorial Museum and make your way to the Memorial Cenotaph, inscribed with the names of almost 300,000 people whose lives were lost.
See – and hear – one of three peace bells near the Children’s Peace Monument, decorated with thousands of origami cranes donated in memory of a young victim. By the time you reach the Atomic Bomb Dome, the skeletal remains of a building that survived the bomb, you’ll have a deeper understanding of Hiroshima’s history.