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Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum

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A little creepy but very informative

Old writings on the wall, some calling for help, some marking their names and messages to their... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
manucanuck
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Very moving museum

A very small museum in a former elementary school that was blown out bu the bomb. It served as a... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Texvet03
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6-36 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Old writings on the wall, some calling for help, some marking their names and messages to their families. Remember these were kids back then and they were already writing touching messages to their family, there is a clip showing the family members returning to the...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

A very small museum in a former elementary school that was blown out bu the bomb. It served as a makeshift meeting and aid center because it was one of the few buildings left remotely standing afterwards. There are messages to and from relatives on...More

1  Thank Texvet03
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Part of ruins of elementary school where all the teachers and pupils were killed by the atomic bomb except three who was luckily in the B1 level was renovated and stands next to the current school having the same old name.A 72 years old gentleman...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My wife and I visited this school during a rainy day, and the stories that are in this small museum make the experience of Hiroshima a lasting one. This school was an aid station after the bombing, and the blackboards that were saved that show...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We stumbled on this little museum when walking from our hotel to the tram stop. Free to enter- must remove your shoes - and contains some stories about some school children that miraculously survived the a-bond which exploded only 500or so metres away. Many places...More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The museum opens at 9am and is walking distance to the Hondori Shopping Street. You will have to remove your shoes at the entrance and place them in the shoe lockers. This is very much like the scenes of the shoe locker areas that we...More

1  Thank Muka_85
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The entire school is well preserved with plenty of English postings. The staff is helpful and speaks basic English. Visit both downstairs and 2F. (you cant actually get to 2F, but the staircase is worth investigating.)

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I didn't visit the museum only walked around the outside as I didn't have time. I walked up to the school and saw children playing outside. I stood by the fence and watched them play and students started to come over to me. The students...More

Thank Russell K
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very eerie and such an eyeopening experience. A testament to the resilience of the innocent Japanese victims of WW2.

Thank Ngov S
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I found this by accident as we stayed around the corner. what remains is part of the original school. You learn a lot about what happened after the bombing and how it was used as a refuge. However, the most amazing thing to learn is...More

2  Thank Gerard_Karlie
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