The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is where Japanese and people from all over the world come to reflect on the horror of nuclear weapons and the healing that has taken place since the August 6, 1945, bombing.
Is Hiroshima for kids? Absolutely. The Hiroshima Peace park with its museums like the Hiroshima Peace Center Memorial Hall, the monuments such as the Children’s Peace Monument and the Hiroshima arch pay testament to the horrors of war and to the tragedy of thousands of civilian lives, many of them children, who died.
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Curiosity can be a wonderful thing. It keeps the mind active and encourages scepticism. Inquisitiveness pays off when you are learning about the history of humanity and how the world evolved to become what it is today. If you find books boring and seek to gain knowledge through an exciting source, how about venturing to different countries and experiencing their stories first hand? Here are some places that are brimming with thrilling stories. Be sure to take your sturdiest pair of walking shoes!
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyagima Island Tour, Japan
These spectacular locations, that are alsoUNESCO World Heritage sites, are reminders of the destruction that war can wreak. Spread across an area of 120,000 sq m, the park is dedicated to the victims of the U.S.’ nuclear attack on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It comprises museums, monuments, memorials and sprawling lawns.
Instead of redeveloping the area, the Japanese decided to devote it to advocating world peace.
A remarkable series of events is ensuring that Hiroshima will go down in history for far more inspirational reasons than the A-bomb.
On a torrid August day in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, lotus flowers were blooming in the pond surrounding the Peace Bell. A party of elementary school children in their bright yellow hats lined up to toll the bell; all visitors are welcome to do so, and its hopeful sound regularly booms out across the park. While they waited their turn, the children pointed excitedly at the powder-blue dragonflies darting among the blooms.
These flowers have great symbolic importance in Japan. At temples throughout the country you’ll see statues of Buddha seated in a lotus blossom. The way the exquisite flower grows out of the mud at the bottom of a pond symbolises how Buddha rose above suffering to find enlightenment.