The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a facility that exhibits materials related to the atomic bombings. Such items include artifacts of A-bomb survivors as well as photographs and drawings that illustrate the devastation of the bombing. More than 400,000 foreign visitors have visited the museum to date, and overseas visitors account for 20-30% of the total number of visitors. The exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are divided into five areas in total and appeal to the world for peace from two main perspectives: “What happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and how the city was rebuilt,” and “How terrible and destructive nuclear weapons really are.” Audioguides (400 yen per unit) are also available for rent to help visitors learn more about the exhibits. The audio guides are available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, and Thai.
(Exhibition admission fee)
18+ – ¥200
High School student – ¥100
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception when
purchasing your ticket.
Moment of Joy
In 2019, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum underwent its third major renovation, modernizing the exhibits and making them easier to understand. A new display was even added of four origami cranes that former U.S. President Barack Obama folded during his visit to Hiroshima in 2016. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum renews its commitment to sustaining world peace through funding events such as free A-bomb survivor talks in the halls on the basement floor. The lectures are also available in English and other languages.
- 1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
- March - July 8:30 - 18:00
August 8:30-19:00 (closes at 20:00 on August 5th and 6th)
September-November 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Admission is until 30 minutes before closing time.
- December 30th