Hiroshima Museums Tour (Self Guided), Hiroshima

There are many museums in Hiroshima, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, along with several art museums. The following museums draw many visitors from around the world every year, and most of them are conveniently located in the business district of the city. Take this tour to visit the most remarkable museums in Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Hiroshima Museums Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Hiroshima (See other walking tours in Hiroshima)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Author: gene
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Children's Science Museum
  • Hiroshima Museum of Art
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
  • Hiroshima City Comics Library
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1) Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (must see)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was established in August 1955. The museum exhibit presents the facts of the atomic bombing, with the aims of contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world, and of promoting world peace. It is the most popular of Hiroshima's destinations for school field-trips from all over Japan and for international visitors, too. The number of visitors are over one million people per year.

The Peace Memorial Museum collects and displays belongings left by the victims, photos, and other materials that convey the horror of that event, supplemented by exhibits that describe Hiroshima before and after the bombings and others that present the current status of the nuclear age. Each of the items displayed embodies the grief, anger, or pain of real people. Having now recovered from the A-bomb calamity, Hiroshima's deepest wish is the elimination of all nuclear weapons and the realization of a genuinely peaceful international community.

Operation hours: March - July: 8:30 am - 6 pm; August: 8:30 am - 7 pm; September - November: 8:30 am - 6 pm; December - February: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Children's Science Museum

2) Children's Science Museum

The Hiroshima Children's Museum is a science museum for children. The museum opened in the new building of the Hiroshima City Children's Library in 1980. The museum offers the following exhibits: Exploration Hall, Dreamland of the Sky, Dr. Scitech's Happy Laboratory, Science of Astronomy, and the theater Apollo Hall, which hosts concerts, plays, musicals and other events.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm;
Sight description based on wikipedia
Hiroshima Museum of Art

3) Hiroshima Museum of Art (must see)

The Hiroshima Museum of Art was built to honor the memory of the atomic bomb attack. It houses a permanent exhibition of such famous French impressionists as Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh and others, which are displayed in four galleries. You can also find about one hundred pieces by modern Japanese artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

4) Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (must see)

The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum was established in 1968 and rebuilt in 1996. It is located near the picturesque Shukkei-en Gardens in downtown Hiroshima. The museum is famous for its permanent exhibition of about 3,400 pieces of modern European art, including renowned items by Picasso and Salvador Dali. The museum also hosts pieces by local artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm; Friday until 8 pm.
Hiroshima City Comics Library

5) Hiroshima City Comics Library

Located in Hijiyama Park, the Hiroshima City Manga Library is a small museum that displays a vast collection of Japanese comics. It has over 80,000 manga comics and other related items, which are categorized by date. Reading the comics is allowed inside and on the park premises. You can also borrow some of the comics.
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

6) Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (must see)

Established in 1989, the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art is located in Hijiyama Park. The museum was built according to the original designs of the renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, and more than a half of the interior of the building is situated underground. It was the first public art museum in Japan to exhibit contemporary art exclusively.

Operation hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

Walking Tours in Hiroshima, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Hiroshima

Create Your Own Walk in Hiroshima

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hiroshima is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hiroshima Introduction Walking Tour

Hiroshima Introduction Walking Tour

Hiroshima is a very green and picturesque city where areas of unspoiled natural beauty dot the steel-glass-concrete urban landscape. Hiroshima has an abundance of natural, cultural and historic landmarks to explore. Take this tour to discover Hiroshima's most noteworthy sights.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Peace Memorial Tour

Peace Memorial Tour

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack. Today, the city has a number of memorials and monuments, museums, and lecture halls, which draw over a million visitors annually. Take this tour to visit some of Hiroshima's most beloved monuments to peace.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Hiroshima City Parks

Hiroshima City Parks

Although Hiroshima is a great industrial city, it remains very green. It has wide boulevards and many parks, and rivers criss-cross the city. Parks can be found all over Hiroshima, on the outskirts and even in the heart of the city. Take the following walking tour to visit Hiroshima's world-famous, Japanese-style parks.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles