Hiroshima Orizuru Tower – A Bird’s Eye View over Hiroshima!#Activity&Experience ,#Art ,#Art Museum ,#Attraction ,#Shopping ,#Shopping Center
Hiroshima Orizuru Tower located next to the A-Bomb Dome has been very popular among tourists since it was established. It offers so many things for tourist to experience “Hroshima” in various ways. We would like to tell you more about points of interest and recommended spots.
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- Going up to the Observation Deck
- Folding an Orizuru (Origami Crane)
- Experience the Art of Hiroshima
- Take a break at Akushu Café!
- Buying Souvenirs
- Special Discounts for Foreign Visitors!
- How to Access from Hiroshima Station
- Facility Information
Going up to the Observation Deck
Entrance Next to the A-Bomb Dome
The building is so large that you might get lost finding the entrance!
Proceed straight ahead through the entrance, and you will find a ticket office. Here you can purchase tickets from multi-language ticket machines.
There is also an information counter adjacent to the ticket machines, so please do not hesitate to ask the concierge should you have any inquiries.
There are coin lockers next to the entrance. To prevent accidents you may not be allowed to take travel bags or large luggage with you into the building, so please place any large luggage in a coin locker upon entering the building.
Express Elevator to the Observation Deck
After passing through the entrance gate, you can proceed to the observation deck by either taking the elevator or by walking up over the spiral ramp. It takes about seven to eight minutes to walk over the spiral ramp up to the observation deck, so it is advisable to take the elevator up and to use the spiral slope when going down.
The elevator has a stylishly designed interior, and will rapidly transport you to the observation deck.
Going the Observation Deck
To go to the Observation Deck by elevator, please proceed through the entryway marked “Hiroshima Hills”.
Viewing Hiroshima’s Sight-Seeing Spots from High Up
From the observation deck, you can see the Peace Park, A-Bomb Dome, Miyajima, and Hiroshima Castle. Especially the A-Bomb Dome is worth seeing from above, as from up high you can see inner rubble and the structures of the buildings which are not visible from ground level.
You can borrow picnic blankets at the entrance of the observation deck! Spread a picnic blanket, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Hiroshima.
There is free WiFi inside Orizuru Tower, so don’t forget to share your photos on social media!
Towards Orizuru Square
To the side of the observation deck, there is a spiral ramp which leads to a lower level. This ramp leads to Orizuru Square on the 12th floor. At Orizuru Square you can try your hand at folding your own orizuru (origami crane) and drop your orizuru into the Orizuru Wall from the upper level. (costs extra)
Folding an Orizuru (Origami Crane)
Don’t worry if you’ve never folded an origami crane before! Tablets with explanations in multiple languages have been set up, and staff is also on hand to assist you. Writing materials are available, so please write a message about peace!
After you have finished folding your own orizuru, you can put it into the Orizuru Wall. As you approach the thin Orizuru Wall, you will see a box for orizuru. When you insert your orizuru into the slot… You can watch the orizuru as if it were dancing below your feet! Come and drop by at Orizuru Square after you have taken in the views from the observation deck!
At Orizuru Square there are many electronic panels which show the reconstruction of Hiroshima throughout the generations, and there are also many benches for you to rest.
Experience the Art of Hiroshima
While going down to ground level from the observation deck, you can enjoy seeing paintings as you descend the spiral ramp.
Many exhibits that will give you an impression of the culture of Hiroshima as well as of Japan have been set up.
Going down the slides which have been installed along the stairs is also a lot of fun!
Take a break at Akushu Café!
There are two coffee shops in Orizuru Tower. The shop next to the Orizuru Tower entrance is called Akushu Café Park Side. The take out only cafe next to the observation deck is called Akushu Café Wind Side.
At Akushu Café Park Side on the first floor you can sample foods from a menu of Hiroshima specialties, such as stick-shaped okonomiyaki and oysters in the shell, as well as dishes from a menu made using local ingredients from Hiroshima.
English language menus are available. Usually, it is possible to consume your food and beverages inside the café, and since take-out orders are also welcome, feel free to stop by while sight-seeing!
Souvenir shop SOUVENIR SELECT “Hito to Ki” is located on the first floor, across from Akushu Café Park Side. This shop has a selection of around a thousand products, ranging from Hiroshima souvenirs to seasonal ingredients.
You don’t need an entry ticket to go to Akushu Café -PARK SIDE- and SOUVENIR SELECT “Hito to Ki” on the first floor!
Special Discounts for Foreign Visitors!
Entry Tickets to the Observation Deck
For a limited time, they are offering foreign visitors special discounts on entry tickets! This promotion is valid from the 1st of March to the 30th of September, 2018.
While this special promotion is valid ticket prices for foreign visitors to the observation deck are as follows:
In order to be eligible for this special promotion, visitors are required to present their foreign passports. They also request visitors to share your experiences at Hiroshima Orizuru Tower on social media.Take advantage of this special promotion and enjoy the splendid view of Hiroshima City!
How to Access from Hiroshima Station
Price:￥200 Time:15 mins Changes: None
-How to Ride “meipuru-pu” the Loop Bus
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Orizuru Tower
Hiroshima Electric Railway
Price:￥180 Time: 17mins Changes: None
|Hiroshima Electric Railway
Hiroshima Orizuru Tower
|Hiroshima Orizuru Tower|
|Address||1-2-1 Otemachi Naka-ku,Hiroshima (map)|
10 a.m-7 p.m [Jul-Sep] 9 a.m-8 p.m
10 a.m-9 p.m [Jul-Sep] 9 a.m-9 p.m
|Closed||Dec 31, Jan 15,16|
|Website||Hiroshima Orizuru Tower Website|
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