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Peace Park and Museum Tour

One of Hiroshima’s most poignant and prominent features, the Peace Memorial Park covers some 120,000 square metres of parkland. In marked contrast to the surrounding buildings of downtown Hiroshima, its walking trails lead you through a serene setting of lawns and woodland. The tour takes around three hours and every year, on the anniversary of the bomb, a ceremony is held at the Cenotaph to mark one of the most emotive events in Japan’s recent history. Speeches are made, wreaths are laid and, at 8.15 am precisely, the exact moment that detonation occurred, a moment of reflective silence is observed.

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