Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is the main attraction of Hiroshima known far beyond the city. Its area is about 120 square kilometers. There are several important cultural sites at the park. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is among them; it introduces the most important events in the history of the city. Many exhibits tell the history of the tragic bombing and show its massive consequences.
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Nearby is the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall, which has been a permanent venue for various special occasions for many years. The famous Genbaku, the sight of world importance, is situated here. This beautiful building has miraculously survived the bombing.
In memory of local children being victims of the bombing the Children's Peace Monument was opened. It is a beautiful monument dedicated to Sasaki Sadako, a girl who hadn’t enough time to make 1000 paper cranes due to the rapidly developing radiation sickness. The Peace Memorial Park is a must-see destination; excursions around it would take more than one day. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fans of historical sites would be interested in the Hiroshima Castle; a beautiful medieval building was completely rebuilt after the global destruction. Currently, one of the towers of the castle houses a small museum with an interesting collection of antique arms and armor. Near the castle there is the main Shinto Shrine of Hiroshima, Gokoku. Entry into its territory is free; during interesting events and holidays, rituals are held in this shrine.
Another interesting church of the 14th century is Fudoin Temple; it is one of the few sanctuaries that have survived the bombing. The bell tower and the gate of the temple have survived in their original form; now they are of great cultural value. The Hiroshima Museum of Art invites tourists to distract from the tragic history of the city and enjoy the beauty of exquisite paintings. Its collection includes works by famous Oriental and European painters. The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art also has a great collection of paintings. The museum is located on a high hill with a panoramic view of the city.
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Iconic cultural sights of Japan
A colossal monument of Japan’s cultural heritage is a bronze statue of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. The statue is 13 meters in height, and weighs 93 tons. It was erected in the middle of the 13th century and initially stood in a small wooden Buddhist temple. After the temple was destroyed by a tsunami wave in the 15th century, the Buddha statue was taken to an open square. Fans of palace-park complexes should visit the Imperial Palaces in Tokyo and Kyoto. The former still serves as the residence of the emperor of Japan, with some of its rooms and territories used as a museum. The palace stands on the ruins of an old castle which was burnt in a fire. The new building is surrounded by typical Japanese gardens and contains many majestic halls which are open for tourists to visit.