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Hiroshima And Its Past: Half Day Tour (4 Hours)

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Hiroshima, Japan

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Hiroshima And Its Past: Half Day Tour (4 Hours )

Hiroshima, Japan

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Hiroshima is a city that truly honors its past, and it has built up a wonderful infrastructure for remembering both the beautiful and devastating events that make up its history. On this tour, you’ll delve into the complicated history of this major Japanese city.

You’ll begin in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, which covers over 120,000 square meters of the central city with trees, lawns, and walking paths. Before the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, the area of what is now the Peace Park was the political and commercial heart of the city. The district’s importance in the city made it a target for the American pilots when they were determining where to drop the bomb. As Hiroshima began its recovery, it was decided that the area not be redeveloped but instead be devoted to peace memorial facilities. The park's main attraction is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its strongest focus is on the events of August 6: the dropping of the bomb and its destructive effects on the region.

The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. Before the bomb was dropped, the building served to promote Hiroshima's industries. After the bomb exploded, the building was one of the few structures remaining in the area. It still stands today, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Connecting the museum and the A-Bomb Dome is the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims. The Cenotaph is an arched tomb for those who died from the bomb’s blast or its resulting radiation. A stone chest holding a register of the 220,000 deceased sits under the arch.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please note, that we have limited English speaking guides and this tour must be booked well in advance.

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