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The Hiroshima Children’s Museum is a science museum for children in Hiroshima, Japan. Entry to the museum is free except to the Planetarium. The main building has a 1st floor science discovery area where you can manipulate machines to learn about gravity and electric currents and measure your speed by racing on a short track.


The Hiroshima Museum of Art is an art museum founded in 1978. It is located in the Hiroshima Central Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The museum aims to provide an overview of the 150 years of modern European painting from French Romantic period to the Ecole de Paris.


The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a museum located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in central Hiroshima, Japan, dedicated to documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II. The museum was established in August 1955 with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall.


The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art is an art museum founded in 1989. It is in Hijiyama Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The building was designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa.


The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is an art museum founded in 1968. It was reconstructed in 1996. It is located near Shukkei-en in Hiroshima, Japan.


Hiroshima Castle, sometimes called Carp Castle, was a castle in Hiroshima, Japan that was the home of the daimyō of the Hiroshima han. The castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6 1945.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu, in Hiroshima, Japan, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation.


Mitaki-dera Temple in Hiroshima Prefecture is an historic Shingon-sect temple dating back to the year 809. The name means “Three Waterfalls Temple” as Mitaki does indeed have three falls within its grounds. The two storey vermillion pagoda at Mitaki-dera contains a statue of the Amida Buddha. The pagoda was brought to Mitaki-dera from Hiro-Hachiman-jinja in Hirogawa, Wakayama prefecture in 1951 to serve in a memorial service for the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.


Hiroshima Gokoku Jinja is a Japanese Shinto Shrine in Hiroshima, Japan. The original shrine was founded in 1869, the first year of the Meiji period, in Futabanosato Hiroshima. The shrine was established to mourn the Hiroshima-Han victims of the Boshin War. In 1934, it was dismantled and moved to where Hiroshima Municipal Stadium now stands, and in 1939 its name was changed to the Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine. In 1945, it was destroyed by the atomic bombing.