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Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum

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Very personal perspectives of the atomic bomb attack

This was on my shortlist of 'must see' places in Hiroshima and I visited it before the former Bank... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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
Hong Kong, China
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6-36 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

This was on my shortlist of 'must see' places in Hiroshima and I visited it before the former Bank of Tokyo and the Peace Memorial Museum. The individual accounts of pupils, staff and residents are very moving, particularly in the setting of this preserved part...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corb2000
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank manucanuck
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Keizo
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank S1809OMjohna
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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.)

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ngov S
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