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Walk back in time at the Hiroshima Peace Park

Let's have a walk to Hiroshima Peace Park with your tour guide. When you visit Hiroshima, you will definitely visit Hiroshima Peace Park. In the park, there are over 70 monuments, and all of them are symbols of prayer for peace. I will introduce some monuments, the history of Hiroshima and the stories of witnesses.

From Hiroshima
Online Experience
1 Hour
Japan
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Relive the atomic bomb explosion on this online experience live-streamed from Hiroshima
  • Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome and other memorial monuments of Hiroshima National Park
  • See the T-shaped Aioi Bridge, which was the original target for the bombing
Description

Hiroshima entered the global consciousness on August 6 1945, when it became the first city in the world to be struck by an atomic bomb. Today, Hiroshima is one of the greatest markers of peace in the world, with much beauty and cultural wealth to offer. In this live-streamed online experience, we will visit the Hiroshima Peace Park and take a closer look at the past, present, and peaceful vision of the historic city.

We will begin our tour from the downtown area and walk towards the ‘ground zero’ of the atomic detonation: Shima Hospital. Here, I will tell you more about the events of that fateful day in 1945, and show you the memorial plaque that marks the exact spot of the explosion.

Moving on, we will make our way through the Hondori shopping street and pass the Rest House in order to reach the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, it preserves the memory of over 140,000 people who died in the bombing and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Towards its east is located the Orizoru Tower, which we will also visit. The tower is thus named on account of its resemblance to a folded paper crane, a popular symbol of peace.

One of the most well-known symbols of Hiroshima is the Aioi Bridge, which was the original target for the bomb as its T-shape is clearly visible from above. After exploring this site, we will also take a look at the tram system of Hiroshima – did you know that the tram services were resumed a mere 3 days after the bombing? As we walk along, I will enlighten you about the cause behind this. Some other spots we will explore during our time together include the Memorial to Korean and US Victims, the Cenotaph, and the site of the Flower Festival.

I look forward to seeing you on this tour.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 28 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Michiru Azuma

I am a national licensed tour guide in English. I was born and grew up in Hiroshima, and have carried out many Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park tours since I was a student in junior high school.
I am also an official ‘A-bomb legacy successor’ designated by the City of Hiroshima - a memory keeper of the A-bomb survivors. I would love to introduce you to the A-bomb legacies that are still existing in the city and share the stories of witnesses with you during my Online Experiences.

From USD 28 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.